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Hi I'm Loreal

I want to make a difference in peoples lives, and I'm a Mormon.

About Me

When I was young I grew up in a some what tough neighborhood. Even home life for a little bit was tough, so to me school was my only sanctuary. At school I found friends; ways to be creative; teachers who loved me, and showed me the tools I could use to make a better future for myself. Now, as a young single adult, I want to make that same difference in someone elses life. I want to create a sanctuary for other children, so that they might also have a better future.

Why I am a Mormon

Growing up in a strong Mormon family, it was inevitable that I too would become Mormon. I loved everything about the church that any young child would love: sunday school, friends, and sunday singing programs. As I got older though, I realized that my reasons for going to church weren't good enough anymore, and I now needed to somehow build my own testimony. So, I did the basics; I prayed thoroughly, studied my scriptures, and kept the commandments as best I could. I tried to pay attention to any small hints that God would give me. After a while I really started to struggle. My struggle was secret though, because everyone that had ever known me had assumed me to be strong in the church, so my act as the "Good Mormon Girl" stayed as a facade. My prayers became longer, and my scripture study became more specific as I started to read up more on the Spirit. Finally, one day I crumbled. I got down on my knees, and I told my Heavenly Father that I didn't need a sign, and that with all the faith that I could muster up, I would believe in his gospel. All of a sudden I felt a piercing in my heart that I have never felt before; the love and peace I felt was excruciating. I knew it, just like I had known it all along; the church is true, the gospel is true. I felt so much joy, and thanked my Heavenly Father right then, because he had heard me, and answered my prayers.

How I live my faith

In my ward I try to serve my bishopric, and fellow members as best I can. I accept all, and any, callings that I am given. I feel that as I participate in my ward, and as I come to know the people in my ward, my faith grows stronger. I see miracles all the time, and sometimes, when the Lord allows me to, I get to be a part of those miricles. I try to live how I think God would want me to, and that is how I live my faith.