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Hi I'm Lori

I'm a Mormon.

About Me

My life is busy and full of many blessings! I have been married to my wonderful husband for 15 years and we have 4 children. I worked as a high school teacher before I stayed home with my kids. I have a degree in Political Science and a Social Science Composite Secondary Education Certification. I love hiking, dancing, reading, photography, traveling, and being with family & friends! I'm involved with the local schools, active in our church women's organization, and have spent some time lobbying for pro-family issues at the United Nations.

Why I am a Mormon

I've had several experiences throughout my life that have reinforced my decision to join this church. These truths have guided my life and given me great joy. One such truth is that I know God lives and that He loves me. I know that He is aware of me and wants me to live with Him again. I know that I am His child, a daughter of Heavenly Father. I know that Jesus Christ is God's Son, that He came to this earth, died for each of us, and was resurrected. I know that He guides us through His Spirit and gives instructions to us through His prophets. I've always had a belief in prayer and scripture study. These have been great blessing in my life. I've received direction, comfort, guidance, and a desire to be better as answers to prayers. When I was 14 years old, I desired to know if the Book of Mormon was true. I remember beginning to read one night and deciding I would pray beforehand. As I prayed, I expressed to Heavenly Father that I really wanted to know if this book was true and if Joseph Smith was indeed a prophet in these modern times. I had such a warm, good feeling as I closed my prayer. I remember feeling so loved. As I began to read, this overwhelming feeling came over me and stayed with me for quite some time. I could not keep the tears back. The more I read, the more I felt it was true. It was a powerful and personal witness to me that the Book of Mormon was scripture and that Joseph Smith was called to translate this book. I truly believe Joseph Smith saw what he said he saw. Since that time, I've had many spiritual experiences re-confirm what I felt that night as a teenager I'm always uplifted and strengthened after reading the Book of Mormon. I'm so grateful for the Lord's tender mercies in my life. I hope my life emulates the great love I have for Him.

How I live my faith

I'm extremely active in our church women's group. I always learn so much from these strong women. We laugh together, cry together, help one another, and share one another's successes. I truly feel like these amazing women are my sisters. I believe my Christianity should be something I am- wherever I go, whatever I'm doing. Although I'm far from perfect, I try to follow the example of my Savior, Jesus Christ. I look for opportunities to help people in our city and community. I'm dedicated to teaching my kids these values as well. I'm trying to help them in becoming faithful, honest, hard-working, helpful, loving, compassionate, and moral individuals. We have daily family prayer and scripture study to enforce these things too. We also have a weekly "family home evening" where we spend time together and celebrate our family.