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Hi I'm Lori

I am a teacher who lives in Springville, Utah with my husband and family. We are a blended family with 13 children.

About Me

I am a Mom of five children of my own, and 8 children of my husbands. We currently have 16 grandchildren who are a delight to us. We had ten grandsons before we had any granddaughters and so those granddaughters are quite a treat and joy for us. I was born and raised in Byron, Wyoming on a dairy farm. I learned to work hard and rise early. I have carried those traits--working hard and rising early--into my adulthood and been very grateful for those early lessons in life. My father has passed away and my mother is still living. I enjoy music in my life. I love to sing and play the piano. I have taught most of my children to enjoy music as well. Most of my children are active members of the church. They bring much happiness and honor to our family by striving to live the Gospel of Jesus Christ. I love the Lord with all my heart and I strive to live in accordance with His will. I am far from perfect, but I do strive to grow each and every day. I love the neighborhood I live in where many of my neighbors are also LDS. It is nice to share similar standards with those I live with and it is nice to know that we are all striving to live good, clean lives. I have never tasted alcohol, tobacco, or illicit drugs of any kind and I feel happy and good about my health and the fact that I have always been in control of my physical body that way. I exercise regularly and strive to live a healthy lifestyle. I am so grateful for the Gospel and the blessings it brings to me.

Why I am a Mormon

I am a Mormon because I have a testimony of the Book of Mormon and the restored Gospel. I have many personal spiritual experiences in my life and they have helped me better understand myself and my relationship with God. He is my friends. The Savior Jesus Christ suffered for me, that I know personally. He has also been my friend and help throughout my life. I have grown even closer to him during challenging times in my life. I have never "enjoyed" the challenging times, but I have learned to have greater faith and trust in Him even more. He has answered my prayers so very many times. He has brought comfort to me too often to ever deny His existence and presence in my life. I know there are many people that don't think highly of Mormons for many reasons, but I love my faith, my relationship with the Lord and the way my faith in His church has helped me through life.

How I live my faith

I am currently serving as the Relief Society President for my ward (this is an organization for women--actually, the largest woman's organization in the world). Having the opportunity to grow closer to my sisters in this area has been a great blessing in my life. When I was growing up I had a lot of negative experiences with girls--junior high was horrible and high school not much better. Because of those experiences, I didn't have a lot of trust in the female side of life. I found myself more comfortable in the company of boys and men because they didn't play so many "female games." Since I have had the chance to work with my sisters in my ward, I have regained and rebuilt some of the trust I have in women. I have grown to know and love many talented, extremely competent, and brilliant women. They are so giving, mindful of others, and willing to share their talent and a helping hand to those they come in contact with. Many of worked with and taught my children and have made lasting impressions and impacts on my children. For that I am grateful. Living my faith and learning what I do at church on a weekly basis (and sometimes during the week) has helped me become a better person, be a better wife, and most definitely has impacted my development as a mother. I have learned so much about being a good human being because of my activity in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. I am often very humbled by the many blessings I have received because of this church. Mostly because of the blessings from my Heavenly Father and from the opportunity I have had to serve Him by serving my fellow church members, neighbors, and community. Membership in this church is an incredible life blessing.

What are Mormon church services like? Are visitors allowed at church meetings? Can I attend church?

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