What Is a Church Community?
Loading.....

The video player could not be built.

Do you want to chat with a missionary?

We are happy to answer any questions you may have. Start a chat or call us at 1-888-537-6600.

Hi I'm Lori

I have six grandchildren, I'm an artist, a volunteer and helped open a child friendly history museum. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I'm a grandma who loves to be with family, an artist by nature, married to an artist. 

Why I am a Mormon

I love everything about being a Mormon! I've had God's help and direction in my life. There is so much support and direction to help us on a personal level as well as help for daily interactions, parenting and life. The clear teachings have brought me closer to knowing my Savior. Generations ago, all of my ancestors found truth and hope in this gospel. They gave up much, leaving their native lands to be true to their new found convictions. Even though this gospel was passed on to me from my parents and their parents parents, I had to find my out for myself if this was from God. As I saw God's hand and felt of His love personally I received an inner conviction that continues to grow in intensity. Mostly my witness from God has come as I've prayed, read the scriptures, including the Book of Mormon and tried to serve others the way Christ wants me to. It's an amazing feeling to feel God's love and approval. I find so much purpose and fulfillment as I live the teachings of the gospel of Jesus Christ. I seek to feel God's love daily. We recently received a serious diagnosis from the Dr. The reality of this disease has caused sleepless nights, but I recognize we are in God's hands. I've felt supported, strengthened and comforted by His love. He has led us to find answers and receive encouragement. God does not leave us alone. We are here to learn to walk by faith rather than sight. He has given us so many tools to know Him. The scriptures, a living Prophet, baptism, the gift of the Holy Ghost, family and friends. I'm grateful for all of these gifts. What a privilege to have the gift of the Holy Ghost to lead me, scriptural witnesses of Christ and His mission, and a living prophet with 12 apostles to speak in behalf of Christ. I LOVE being a Mormon.

How I live my faith

I try to read the scriptures and pray daily for guidance and self improvement. But mostly, I like to help meet the needs of my family. They’re the best part of life. I helped create a hands-on museum in our city that focuses on local history. Currently we are collecting oral history videos. I interview people as they tell their own stories. Wow, what a treasure to learn from others experiences! On Sunday, I teach the 3-4 yr. old Sunbeam class. I think they teach me more than I teach them with their fresh take on life and unconditional love.  

What is a “testimony” that Mormons speak of?

Lori
A testimony is a personal witness that comes to an individual by the power of the Holy Ghost. When that power of God is felt by someone having a sincere desire to discern truth, then we can move forward in confidence that God will support us. God then places a trust in us to be a witness for Him. Show more Show less

Why don’t women hold the priesthood in The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints? How do Mormon women lead in the Church?

Lori
The Priesthood is the authority to act in behalf of God. He has delegated that authority to men who are willing to live by His commandments, so that they can be worthy conduits to bless the lives of others. I've been the recipient of many priesthood blessings, baptism by a priesthood bearer, receiving the gift of the Holy Ghost, personal blessings through my husband when I needed direction. being sealed together as a family in the temple. These are very sacred to us! I don't know why God has given the priesthood to men, but I've never felt slighted. It is a gift to be shared and used with kindness and love as God directs. Everyone in this church is a volunteer with no paid clergy, so there is a calling to suit everyone. We all feel needed and grow in our abilities. I've served as the president of the woman's organization, reporting the needs of about 150 families to the presiding priesthood leader, and organizing activities for the women. I've also served the teenage girls as a teacher and leader with weekly activities as well as the 1 1/2 yr-12yr children. I've found that my opinions have been greatly respected by the men who hold the priesthood. Show more Show less