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Hi I'm Lori

I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I was born in Southern California and have lived in 8 different states, from Hawaii to Kentucky, and have moved at least 18 times (with only 3 moves due to the military). I currently live in Nebraska and love the Midwest's hospitality. I went to college as a single mother with three young children and received a Master's in Horticultural with a minor in Gerontology. In school I shared an office with two students from Somalia and China and I really enjoyed our conversations. These two individuals opened my eyes to cultures very different from mine and gave me a wonderful glimpse into what it was like to live in their native countries. I met my husband 13 years ago and we finally have the farm we have always wanted-- along with a menagerie of critters; many that have just appeared on our doorstep. I love animals, especially horses, and love to ride around our town. They are a great way to meet others and start up conversations with our rural neighbors. I also love to garden, scrapbook, and do genealogy.

Why I am a Mormon

My ancestors joined the church soon after it was established. They crossed the plains and settled from Franklin, Idaho all the way down to Colonial Juarez. Mexico. Although my whole family is Mormon, I had to find out for myself that the Church was true. There were many instances in my life that increased my testimony, but I learned at an early age that the gospel of Jesus Christ was absolutely true. As a teenager my horse was my best friend. We went all over the West Jordan area of the Salt Lake valley. After one long ride, I brought her home and stuck her in the garage overnight instead of taking her back to the stables few miles away (of course, my parents were gone). When I came out in the morning, I found that she had gotten into the wheat in our food storage. What I didn't know at the time was that wheat really wasn't good for horses. Unfortunately it swelled up in her belly and she was lying on the ground and couldn't get up. The vet came and gave her a shot for the pain, and something to try and help her pass the puffed up wheat, but it didn't work. I spent the next two nights sleeping in the garage with her. Finally I called our bishop and asked him to give her a blessing. A peace came over me and after he left, I felt prompted to try some cod liver oil that we had in our cupboard. My friend and I took a piece of hose and poured the whole bottle of oil down her throat. The next morning when I went to go see how she was doing, I found her standing in a corner with a mixture of wheat and cod liver oil all over the floor. She was alive!! I knew then that Heavenly Father loved me and that even a young foolish teenager could be prompted by the Holy Ghost to take the steps necessary to save my friend and companion.

How I live my faith

Our family attends church at a meetinghouse that is 30 minutes away. This was difficult at first, since I was not used to driving more than 5 minutes to get to church before we moved here. But now we spend this time listening to the Book of Mormon and the Mormon Tabernacle Choir on CD. My "calling" is to work with the women in our congregation. This can be difficult since our area is about one and a half hours from one end to the other. Luckily I have two other wonderful women who help me keep in touch with everyone. We love to get together and learn from each other as sisters. Our last get together was a "Sweep and Swap." We shared ideas on how to sweep clutter out of our lives and then we swapped some treasures (being careful not to bring home more clutter). In the past we have held classes on gardening, canning, food storage, genealogy, scrapbooking, and community service, just to name a few. We also like to get together just for the fun of it.