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Hi I'm Lorraine

I'm preparing for a mission, I love being an auntie and I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I graduated (woo...hoo!) and now I'm preparing to serve a mission! Girls go for 18 months (as opposed to the boys who serve for 24 months...I've been asked why that is and to be honest there is no "right" answer so the best answer I can give is that it's the way the Lord wants it to be...plus girls don't need as long as boys to be super awesome hahaha!). I'm a convert to the church, I joined in my early 20s and then lo and behold my brother joined not too long after I did and is currently serving his own mission (yay!). I love to do service and to swim and crochet and read (I can't get enough of reading!). I love to laugh and to make others laugh and I love my family! They are so supportive of my brother and me and we're all pretty close. And I love having the gospel in my life. Oh, and when I get back from my mission I plan on going back to school...I never want to leave. If I had my way I would leave this life with 5 degrees and many grandchildren and great-grandchildren and you'll be able to find me on the scariest roller-coaster in existence with my own personal defibrillator (aka heart surgeon) and still game for a wicked food fight or water fight or pillow fight.

Why I am a Mormon

I love living the standards of the church. When I joined the church I gave up nothing but gained so much. I gained a whole family 16 million strong, I gained a testimony of my own worth and of how special and good I am. I gained a greater understanding of my Father in Heaven and of my Lord and Savoiur Jesus Christ. I gained the gift of the Holy Spirit, which has been such a comfort and blessing in times of struggle and confusion. I gained some really wonderful experiences and opportunities to learn new things and to be better. I have gained a true understanding of happiness and joy and hope. I love the person I am now and hope that I can only become better.

How I live my faith

Daily prayer and scripture study are the most important things I do. Without prayer and scripture study I have no legs to stand on. The rest is always easier with those important tasks completed, such as missionary work, service, temple attendance, school and work. I try to live by example as much as I can and my rule is "if I don't want my 17 month old niece to do/watch/say this I won't do it myself". And I don't regret any changes I've made because I know that I make room for better things by ridding myself of the unnecessary ones.