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Hi I'm Lois

I grew up in Minnesota. I have been an accountant, meat wrapper, and a homemaker. I am a Christian. I am a Mormon.

About Me

I am privileged at this time to be a homemaker. I have worked as an accountant and a meat wrapper in the work force. Our children are now grown and have families of their own. We are blessed with grandchildren and great grandchildren. I love to embroider, read, sing, cook, travel, camp, hike, play cards, garden, mow the lawn, work on family history/genealogy, and attend the temple.

Why I am a Mormon

I love the Savior Jesus Christ. All of my life I have tried to do, be and act as the Savior would. I have tried to emulate what the Savior would do in any given situation, and not do what I am naturally inclined to do. When the missionaries knocked on my door and invited me to hear a message of Jesus Christ, I said yes. They told me about the Book of Mormon and asked me to read from it. I read and had a witness from the Spirit that it was the Word of God. The missionaries asked me to be baptized and I said no. I had been baptized as a baby and did not think I needed to be baptized again. We made an appointment to talk some more. A month later the missionaries told me about Joseph Smith and the First Vision. I knew it was true that Joseph Smith had really seen God the Father and His son Jesus Christ in the Sacred Grove. The missionaries once again asked me to be baptized. I said no. We agreed to meet again. The missionaries talked of the Great Apostasy and I did not understand. They talked of the Savior being baptized. I knew that I was not better than the Savior, and the Spirit prompting me in my heart said, I need to be baptized and join this Church. I knew to join this Church and be baptized I needed to keep the Word of Wisdom and not drink any coffee. I tested myself and after a week of no coffee or caffeine soda. I knew I could keep my word and standards that this Church would require. A month later I was baptized. When I was baptized and joined the Church, I did not know everything, or understand everything the missionaries talked about. I did not let that stop me from following the promptings of the Spirit. I took those unknowns with me into the waters of baptism. And, I say it "Took the Plunge". Before I joined the Church I had six truths, now I have many, many more. I am grateful to our Father in Heaven who sent His son to redeem the world from sin. I know and testify that Jesus is the Christ. That He lives and our Father in Heaven Lives. I love them both.

How I live my faith

I love to sing and sing in the ward choir. I teach and lead gospel discussions with the sisters in our ward. I have opportunities to teach employment and career workshops for members of the Church and those in the community. I serve at a family history center and help people find their ancestors. I have opportunities to visit the sick or aged, provide meals for those in need, visit those in prison, and comfort those in need of comfort. I help organize some Church activities, like a ward Christmas party, or more solemn occasions such as a funeral dinner. These are some of my opportunities to live my faith.