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Hi I'm Lois

I'm a Mother, Grandmother and Great grandmother. I am also a Mormon.

About Me

My husband and I have a combined family of eight children. Together we have 27 grandchildren and 15 great grand children. We don't get to see them very often because they live in other states. But we work hard to keep the lines open to them when ever they need our help or just want to talk. Most of our vacations are spent visiting with them Recently I recently retired from a major oil & gas company. My interests include quilting and reading. Genealogy is my passion, I have taken classes at BYU in family history and spend a lot of my time doing research on our family lines.

Why I am a Mormon

It took many years and many visits from Missionaries to my home before I was baptized into The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Not because I did not believe them but because of an ex-husband who did not feel the need for religion. What the Missionaries taught me about eternal families is something that I wanted. I did not want to believe that when I died that was it. My love of my family was greater than that and It was wonderful news to learn that we will continue on in those relationships, eternally.. I learned that death is just a transition to a heavenly place, the reverse of birth. After almost 7 years of learning about the Gospel I was baptized. Within one year my of my baptism my husband divorced me and blamed it on the Church, even though that was not true. I found great strength and support with my Ward members and friends in the Gospel. It was a challenge to my faith, but I never considered leaving the Church and I am very happy now. After 27 years of membership in the Church I have grown in the understanding of Gospel Principles and as I look back I can see that joining the Church was the right decision for me. I love the Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. He has been my guide and hope for eternal life. I love the Temple and I love serving others who come there. Through the Temple ordinances I now have an eternal family and have the hope of being with them forever.

How I live my faith

My callings in the Church have helped me to grow and learn about genealogy and to teach family history to others. Currently I am serving as the Indexing Director and work with adult members and youth to teach them how to index names into the computer from historical records so that they can be accessible to the public. The newest project will be the 1940 US Census records. Anyone can become an indexer and help to make these records available to researchers around the world for free. I have also served as a Temple worker with my husband for more than 14 years. We help others who are coming to the Temple for the first time, and those who are returning time and again to learn about the promises of the Lord. We have made many wonderful friends at the Temple. It is a very peaceful place where you can step away from the worries and cares of the world. Along with my love of family history I have also been a volunteer with the local Historical Society. There I helped to organize the many donations that are made and to catalog them for shelving into their large library. I have learned that a really great family history should include the stories about the place or family in their time frame. Members of the Church are very valuable assets to the community because we are known as the keepers of the history of all families.

Are Mormons Christians?

Yes, we are Christians. Everything that we do in our Church is based upon Jesus Christ and his life and teachings. The Book of Mormon is another testimony of the life of Christ. It is the same Jesus Christ that is found in the King James version of the Holy Bible. He is our savior and we are taught to model our lives around his teachings. Show more Show less