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Hi I'm Lori

I grew up in Southern California. I'm an educator and I am a Mormon.

About Me

I grew up in a family of ten with football on most Saturdays, hula practices during the week, eating rice and watching Lawrence Welk nightly (not my choice, of course). My parents are from Maui, Hawaii but moved to the mainland to raise their children. I attended school in Orange County from Kindergarten to the University where I received my Master's in Education. I have a passion for teaching. While I was going to school I met and married my husband who is also a Southern California native. He's pretty cool. We both enjoy watching and playing a variety of sports (depending on its intensity). My number one sport is volleyball. I've done several activities in my lifetime but my favorite is being an aunty to my phenomenal nephews and nieces. They are the best thing that has ever happened to me!

Why I am a Mormon

I was baptized a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints a few months after my family when I was eight. I went through the primary and teen years in the church just fine, but I don't think I was truly converted until I served a mission in Argentina. That kind of service taught me everything I needed to know about the gospel of Jesus Christ. I served with pure conviction because I read and prayed about the Book of Mormon and knew the teachings in it are true. I knew My Savior's Atonement made it possible for me, based on my faith and obedience, to return to my Heavenly Father's presence one day. I knew then as I do today that Heavenly Father's plan is for all families to be eternal, and Jesus Christ makes this possible. I'm a Mormon because I know I'm a daughter of God and He loves me. I know this church is true. I know this life on Earth has a purpose and the gospel of Jesus Christ is the pathway to eternal blessings. I know my Heavenly Father and His son, Jesus Christ live. I know all of this to be true because I asked. I asked in faith.

How I live my faith

It is important to me to live my faith as best as I can. My husband and I try to serve with a good heart both inside and outside the church. I enjoy sharing my faith with others by being kind, courteous, respectful and understanding. My parents taught me well to work hard and take care of others in need. I hope I'm doing just that. I feel extremely blessed to be a visiting teacher meeting with the women in my ward monthly, serving to meet their needs whenever possible and developing incredible friendships. I'm currently the president over the women, eighteen years and older, in my ward. This is another example of serving others and increasing my faith in my Savior, Jesus Christ. I'm so grateful for being in this church because it has taught me how to become a better daughter, sister, wife, teacher and person in general.