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Hi I'm Loren

I grew up in a rural environment in Idaho and Oregon. I write computer programs. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I a very happily-married husband and father of five great kids, and eight grandchildren so far. I love music. I have played guitar and banjo for over fifty years and I also wrote a Christmas cantata with one of my sons. I am in the process of restoring my first car, a 1929 Model-A Ford that my dad gave to my brother and me for Christmas in 1958.

Why I am a Mormon

My family has a long history of membership in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, including crossing the plains under the direction of Brigham Young, but as I grew up, I had to make up my own mind if this was going to be important to me. I think my appreciation for what I had been taught in the church was solidified in high school, when a teacher asked everyone in the class to explain their personal philosophy of life, and discovered that no one else in the class had any idea of where they came from, why they are here, or where they are going, which are things I had learned as a small child in the LDS church. I had the opportunity to spend full-time for two years teaching others about the LDS church, and I gained not only a much greater understanding of other religions and philosophies, but a better understanding of my own religion, and a testimony of the great blessings that come from living the principles that it teaches. The church's focus on family values and the family itself -- both in this life and in eternity -- help keep me grounded to the things that are truly important.

How I live my faith

Although I am married, I have been able to work with a congregation organized especially for the Young Single Adults in our community (ages 18-30), and help plan and carry out activities for the older single adults throughout our county, including service projects, inspirational lectures, pot-luck dinners, dances, and single adult conferences.