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Hi I'm Lovina

I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I am a wife, mother of four, and grandmother of 18. At age 74 I retired from the health profession to become a "granny nanny" for our youngest daughter who was in law school. That career took me to New York and Connecticut as well as Minnesota. Over the years I have worked with the Advisory Committee at school, and community groups (Boy Scouts, 4-H, Dance club and Blood Pressure Clinic), as well as many areas of service in the church My interests have included music, travel, dance, family history, reading, making quilts, embroidering, canning and organizing things.

Why I am a Mormon

I am a Mormon because the words that fell from the mouths of the missionaries who taught me "rang true", and answered many questions that were in my mind. My first impressions, followed by several months of study and prayer led to my baptism at age 19. It was a gigantic step for me to take as it was against my family's wishes. But I have never regretted or doubted my decision to be baptized. I am very happy for the experiences and opportunities for spiritual growth that have kept my testimony strong over the years. This church is true. Heavenly Father and Jesus Christ live. I know it, I feel it, I love it.

How I live my faith

Currently I teach the 3 to 5 year old children in church on Sundays, which I thoroughly enjoy. They are so easy to love! Every month I go with another lady to visit 5 female members in their home. This is part of the church's Visiting Teaching program, and very rewarding to me as well as those we visit. There we give a short lesson, have prayer with them, and check on their needs. I also direct the music for congregational singing in the church Sunday mornings. My involvement in the community has lessened with age, but I do continue giving Vitamin B-12 shots to a neighbor.

What blessings can we receive through the gift of the Holy Ghost?

The Holy Ghost can bear witness to us of the Father and the Son. He can reveal and teach truth, can guide us in decision making, protect us from physical and spiritual danger, give us peace and comfort and direct our thoughts. Show more Show less

Does The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints endorse political parties?

The church does not endorse any political parties. It also does not allow it's buildings to be used for political purposes. While the church is neutral, it does encourage it's members to be involved by voting and participating in government affairs. Learning about the history and laws of the land is also encouraged Show more Show less

What do Mormons believe about the Holy Ghost? Who is the Holy Ghost?

The Holy Ghost is part of the godhead who preside over this world and all other creations of our Father in Heaven. Unlike the Father and the Son who have bodies of flesh and blood, the Holy Ghost is a personage of spirit. They are separate beings, together in purpose, but with specific roles. The gift of the Holy Ghost is given after baptism by the laying on of hands by the Priesthood, who hold the authority to do so. Show more Show less

Do Mormons worship Joseph Smith?

We respect and honor Joseph Smith because of his devotion and obedience to the Lord, and because through him the book of Mormon was translated, and the gospel brought back to the earth once more. We do not worship him, any more than we worship ancient or current prophets. Our worship is centered on God, our Heavenly Father. We hold Him in highest esteem and express our love through service and obedience. Show more Show less