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Hi I'm Lowell

I'm a Mormon.I am retired and a veteran. The Church has made a big difference in my life.

About Me

I am retired but do a lot of Volunteer work at the VA Hospital. Do some reading and enjoy going to some musical shows. I enjoy most kinds of music with a couple of exceptions. Have been divorced since 1990 and have one daughter who is married and whose husband is in the USAF, and will soon graduate from Flight School in Texas. Am kind of a college football fan as well.

Why I am a Mormon

When I moved into this apt about 6 years ago I ended up living 3 doors down from the Elders and still do. From time to time would greet them and say hello. Finally became friends with an Elder Sanders and thats kind of where it started. When it was time for him to leave he asked if I would go with him and his Companion to the Mormon Trail Center. Out of respect for him I decided to go and the Sister that took us on a tour was a Sister Kuznetsova whom I will never ever forget. As we took the tour I don't remember her actually looking at me that much but as she described everything she really had this special glow about her. I was really amazed at that. A week or so after the tour was finished I decided to return on my own and take the tour again with another group and she was there once again. The result was the same. At a dinner that was held in his honor by the Bishop at the time and his wife I was invited by Elder Sanders to attend thatand did so. When I attended I sat between the Bishops wife and Elder Sanders Father. The Bishops wife was at that time and still is a wonderful person, and she invited me to think about Baptism. This Idid and was baptized in 2006. I could go on and on about the wonderful people I've met and the many wonderful things that have happened to me since being a member but that would take another 2000 words. II am so amazed by being able to attend the Temple and the many wonderful things that have happened to me there. I have been so amazed and touched by the spirit and how it has affected my life and will be ever thankful to Heavenly Father for that. Some times I feel over come by my calling but there is a peaceful spirit there that somehow helps me get through it all.

How I live my faith

Very simple words but often a difficult task. I think you should always try to treat others with respect and be courteous to them. I try always to treat people the way I wish to be treated. In my early church years I was probably a little quick to judge people but as I grew in Faith,In prayer and by reading the scriptures I became more realistic and and began to look for the good and positive things in people. Often times people will ask me where or what church I attend and always enjoy telling them how special it is to be LDS and the blessings that are involved. One of the most precious and exciting things for me to do is home teaching. My compannion for that is the State Patriarch and I cannot tell you how wonderful and important some of the times we spend together are. He has overcome so much and is a real inspiration to me and to teach with. In my ward am the High Priest Group leader and although our ward is small it is a verfy challanging. Am working at it but still do have a ways to go. There are often difficulties in completeing your calling at times but with your best effort it can be special.