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Hi I'm Lori

I live in Georgia and I love being a Mormon!

About Me

My name is Lori. I was born in Utah, but have only lived there for a short time since I was married. My husband was born in California and was raised in a different church. He and I have moved over thirteen times together in locations as diverse as Virginia and California, Texas and Winnipeg. We now live in Georgia. We have four wonderful children between the ages of 10 and 17 and we try to incorporate successful traditions from our diverse families into our methods of parenting and teaching our children the gospel. I currently have many responsibilities such as being a mother, teaching at a local university, and volunteering in our local schools. I also serve as a leader of my ward's women's organization where I help organize caring for and teaching other women.

Why I am a Mormon

Both of my Mom's & Dad's families have been Mormon for generations and have sacrificed greatly to lay a firm foundation for the gospel of Jesus Christ. Because of their religious beliefs, my ancestors were forced to leave their beautiful homes in Nauvoo in the mid-1800s and walked across the plains to find religious freedom in the West. My parents taught our family about the sacrifices of those who had gone before us and about Jesus Christ and His gospel from the time I was very young. I was baptized when I was eight years old, but my testimony of the gospel of Jesus Christ has grown throughout the years that have transpired.

How I live my faith

I believe our church is unique in the way we care for others. As women in our church, we are assigned in pairs to watch over a small number of women in our religious community. We call this practice, Visiting Teaching. As we visit with these women, whom we call "sisters", we try to share with them a monthly message about our Savior, Jesus Christ. We also assess the needs of these women and their families. We see it as our responsibility to provide assistance where we can and to enlist the help of others in our church or extended community when needed. One of the women I currently visit is a woman who is about 85 years old and of a different racial background from me. From anyone on the outside, the two of us would appear to have little in common. However, this sweet woman has a bright testimony of the gospel of Jesus Christ. We enjoy each other's company. If this woman needs a ride to the doctor or help in the home, I see it as my responsibility to help. The Visiting Teaching program allows us to ensure that no woman feels alone. Just like the story in the Bible of the shepherd who leaves the ninety and nine sheep to search for the one, we search for those who need our love. Not surprisingly, those who serve diligently are often the ones who are blessed in the process. I know that my service in the church blesses my life and the lives of those I hold dearest--my family. I have a testimony that the gospel of Jesus Christ has been restored to the earth through the prophet, Joseph Smith. I know that following the precepts of Jesus Christ will bring happiness into our lives and will help strengthen our relationships with those we love. I am truly grateful to be a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.