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Hi I'm Lana

I'm a devoted wife, mother, & follower of Christ. This is what defines & refines me, & is the source of my joy...I'm a Mormon!

About Me

I went to the University of Idaho where I met my husband and married. I received a degree in Child Development & Family Relations with an emphasis in Psychology. During that time I also enjoyed taking martial arts and received my brown belt. Shortly before I finished school, I had my first child. Now I have six children (three boys and three girls)--All of which were Cesarian deliveries. I am now managing the household and am loving it! The things I enjoy the most are...discovering the world through my children's eyes, drawing people, playing the piano, watching and listening to my children giggle and interact with each other, and quiet evenings with my husband!

Why I am a Mormon

I was born into a "Mormon" family that went to church every Sunday. Although I completely embraced the gospel as a small child, at about the age of 15 I began to question weather or not I really knew for myself that everything I had leaned was in deed true. I even questioned the existence of a heavenly being. I remember finding it a bit ironic to be praying to Heavenly Father to ask Him if he is real! To say the least, I studied the scriptures often and had many heart felt prayers before I had a powerful witness from the Holy Ghost that I knew this church is true--that it is in deed His church. As I continue to live by the teachings of His gospel, my testimony of Heavenly Father, Jesus Christ, and the principles and ordinances (such as eternal marriage) is continually strengthened. I am also Mormon because it is my sure foundation. Through experience, I have come to realize that it is by living the standards of His church and following the council of His prophet and apostles that I find the most joy and safety. Not to say that I don't have any trials in my life, but that I am given the answers on how to bare through them well, all the while maintaining a sense of joy and peace in my life. It is also through learning and living the teachings of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, that I become a better person.

How I live my faith

Each day starts with scripture study and prayer. This helps me focus on my priorities throughout the day, and helps me to prepare for & deal with conflicts & trials. Each day also ends in a prayer, in which I report my day (the progress I've made or lack thereof) to my Heavenly Father. Patterning my life after the teachings of the gospel is a work in progress as I continually learn and come to better understand the principles of the gospel, and as I struggle to change the flaws of my character through repentance. I try to be involved with others as much as possible and find opportunities to serve and uplift. Right now, I am serving in a presidency of an organization of women, called the Relief Society. As the name suggests, one of our main purposes is to help bring relief to others (physical, spiritual, & emotional). The Relief Society also work to strengthen Families, and increase personal faith and righteousness. Some of the things I do as a counselor in the presidency is help plan monthly meetings and activities, teach occasionally during the Relief Society class on Sunday, and visit ladies in their homes who are either new or perhaps burdened in some way. I also serve as a visiting teacher. This means that I get to visit 4 other women (who are also Mormon) for the purpose of sharing a spiritual message and being a support and friend to them. I feel that one of the most important things I do to live my faith is to love, teach, and support my children and Husband. When I am doing my best to be a good wife and mom, that is when I feel the most joy and fulfillment. There is no doubt in my mind that these family bonds are very important and sacred.