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Hi I'm Lana

I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I am a mom of four amazing kids ranging in age from toddler to teenager. I love to cook, travel, oil paint, go for long walks and write. Any day I can learn something new, is a good day.

Why I am a Mormon

I love being a part of a faith that helps me connect to God, myself and the people around me. Knowing who I am, a daughter of God, helps me understand that each person I meet in life is a unique and beloved son or daughter of our Heavenly Father and thereby deserves my love and consideration. The gospel of Jesus Christ helps me to be a better person, knowing that each day I'm striving to be more like Christ. And while I know I constantly fall short of who I want to be, the atonement of Jesus Christ provides me with the grace and mercy I need to repent and align my life again with the principles Christ taught--to have faith, love others, and serve.

How I live my faith

My faith influences everything I do. Knowing I want to be more like my Savior I try to view each person I meet as a son or daughter of God. I try to show compassion and forgiveness, to be honest and treat others the way I would want to be treated. My faith helps me align my priorities each day so I make time for prayer and scripture reading. Connecting with God through prayer helps me cope with all the daily challenges of living in a foreign country and dealing with assimilating into a new culture. It's frustrating sometimes, but knowing God loves me and all his children I'm more patient with others and myself.

To what do you attribute the growth of the Church?

I believe more and more people are looking for truth in a world of relativity. People yearn to know their purpose and why we are here and what we should be doing with our seemingly short time on earth. The gospel doesn't take the challenges out of our life, but it does give us some extra "tools" to deal with whatever problems we're facing. Show more Show less