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Hi I'm Lorna

My greatest desire in life was to marry and raise a family of good, honest, and charitable children, we had ten. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

Music lessons were an important part of my younger years. As a result of this, I was able to perform with a small symphony orchestra, on a violin, for about twenty years. I have been a ward organist or pianist for almost fifty years. I also enjoy making quilts, doing genealogical research and temple work. I have served in scouting, in leadership of the program for children and also in the leadership of the women in our church. I have served in the temple as an ordinance worker and enjoy temple work. I love to do oil paintings. Our seven sons served missions and one daughter served a mini mission to Mexico for a few months. A short time ago my husband and I served a mission in the West Indies and it was a great experience for us and a way to set a good example for our grandchildren and other family members. My favorite thing is being a mother, grandmother and great-grandmother. My husband is my best friend and we enjoy and love our family.

Why I am a Mormon

Five and six generations ago some of my ancestors joined The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day-Saints. Some were very close friends and acquaintances of the prophet, Joseph Smith. Even with this background of my ancestors, I still had to gain a testimony of the truthfulness of the Church for myself. I was taught by loving parents the value of paying tithing. I gained a strong testimony of the blessings that come from the payment of tithing beginning at about the age of four years. I gained a testimony of the Book of Mormon while taking seminary classes. What a great book this is. I love it. I gained a stronger testimony that God lives, as our children became a part of our family. Each child brought Heaven into our lives and I learned of our Father's love for me when he shared His spirit children with us. God lives. He loves us so very much. I thank Jesus Christ for atoning for my sins. What a wonderful brother He has been to me. I know that we are led by a prophet of God here and now. This is another testimony to me that God lives because He has formed such a great plan for us to return to Him and to be guided by a prophet. I am thankful to belong to The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day-Saints. It has always given me the correct direction in my life to reach goals and to have happiness.

How I live my faith

I live my faith by showing love to others. I love to share what I have with my neighbors and with people who are in need of help. This is an example I learned from my mother and I hope that our children and grandchildren will learn good things when they are with me. I have almost always had a calling to take care of in the Church. My first calling was when I was about fifteen years old. Callings have helped me grow and learn new things. When I do my callings, to the best of my ability, I feel more like I am more deserving of the blessings that I receive from my Father in Heaven. I give service each week when working in the temple. Temple work helps those, who are beyond the veil, to receive blessings for the eternities if they accept the work done there.

How are the activities of the Mormon missionaries funded?

We, as parents, have had all seven sons and one of our daughters fulfill missions. We have funded these missions. Our first two sons' missions overlapped and it was a challenge to keep them in the mission field. At the same time, our oldest daughter was in college and soon to be married and that was a great expense to us also. A great blessing happened for us. No matter how much I used out of the five gallon soap, flour, and sugar buckets, they always had the same amount in them. I watched the buckets for weeks and the level of the product in the bucket stayed the same even though I was baking and washing for a large family of children. In my mind I thought that this was impossible and, because of my lack of faith, the flour and sugar and soap began to go down each time I used them. Father in Heaven was trying to bless us but my faith wavered. As we sent other sons on missions, this same miracle happened for us again and we were grateful for our supplies being extended. Show more Show less