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Hi I'm Loralee

I'm a Mom, a Grandma, a daughter, a sister, a wife. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

My family means everything to me --- from my great husband, our children and grandchildren, to our wonderful parents, brothers, sisters, neices, and nephews. My husband and I have lived in the same town for 38 years as we raised our six children. Now they are all married with families of their own, living all over the country and the world. We get together for big reunions as often as we can. We are grateful for Skype calls so we can see our precious grandchildren. I really enjoy music, and have taught piano lessons, and accompanied school, church, and community choirs.

Why I am a Mormon

I am a Mormon because I believe this is the way to come closer to Christ. My great-great grandparents were converted to the Mormon faith in the 1800's when they were living in England. I have been inspired by their stories of hardship and sacrifice as they immigrated to America so they could worship in this faith. My parents taught me to read The Book of Mormon, and to pray to ask Heavenly Father if it is His Word. I know it is. I know Heavenly Father loves all of His children, and has reached out to us in love to bring the Gospel of Jesus Christ to us in these days, through the young prophet, Joseph Smith. I know that Christ's authority is in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, and that through faith in Jesus Christ and His Atonement, baptism, receiving the gift of the Holy Ghost, and enduring to the end, we will be able to return to our Heavenly Father to live with our families forever.

How I live my faith

In addition to raising my family, my church has given me opportunities to serve. Sometimes I teach the little children, or the teenagers, or the adults. There are chances to give compassionate service to people in need. Often I am involved with music. But always, we take time every day to read the scriptures together and to pray in our home. Because of that, I feel the love Heavenly Father has for me.

Can a husband and wife be together forever? Do Mormons believe that families will live together in heaven?

Loralee
One of the greatest doctrines of our faith is eternal marriage. My husband and I know that we will be together forever, because we were married in one of our Temples by someone who had the authority to marry us for eternity. In the early years of our marriage, when there were lots of adjustments, we always knew that our marriage was worth strengthening, because it will last forever. It brings deep joy to know that. Show more Show less