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Hi I'm Lori

I'm a Mormon. I grew up in Utah. I lived in Phoenix for 6 years. I enjoy time with my children.

About Me

I have 6 wonderful children. The oldest is married and doing great. I am going through divorce. My faith is what defines, guides, and strengthens me. I am extremely grateful to be a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints. I am grateful for the knowledge I have of Jesus Christ and his mercy and how He made repentance and forgiveness possible, as well as the strength to face difficult challenges in life.

Why I am a Mormon

I was born into the church. My ancestors were amazing pioneers who sacrificed wealth, high social positions, vocations, & homes in order to stand for truth & be members of Christ's true church. They suffered ridicule, poverty, & much sacrifice to come to Utah with the mormon pioneers. My parents & grandparents were strong members & great examples of Saints who did their very best to live as Christ would have them do. My Grandma DonNa was an especially important example to me. This is only one example of the many ways she faithfully served God as a member of His church. She contracted Polio when my mom was young. She was in an Iron Lung for 6 weeks, yet she never missed visiting the other women she was in charge of. She always told us she wanted us all to be in Heaven with her so there were "no empty chairs". She died when I was 15. I strive to live & follow Christ's teachings as she did, because I know we can be together as families in Heaven forever if we live the gospel principles. I have gained my own testimony through a study of the scriptures (esp the Book of Mormon), attending church, teaching my children, & striving to live as Christ would have me do. I am eternally grateful for Jesus, His example, His life, His teachings & His sacrifice that makes it possible for me to be forgiven of sin (Isaiah 1:18). I know He lives & loves each of us. I am grateful for my membership in this church & the way its teachings have guided my life in every aspect. The teachings & gift of the Holy Ghost help guide, comfort, and strengthen me. I know families can be together forever as we are sealed in His holy temple & keep His commandments. I want to live in a way that is worthy of the sacrifice of my Lord and Savior Jesus Christ & my ancestors who sacrificed so much to be a part of the restoration of Christ's true church that I could be born into it & be so blessed with being a part of it, esp through these trying times when we struggle to find truth & peace.

How I live my faith

I teach Relief Society (women's group) at church. I also subsitute in the kids' classes. I study and read scriptures every day. I am currently reading 2 chapters from the Bible and one from the New Testament in the Bible, the Book of Mormon and the Doctrine and Covenants. My goal is to read all of the Standard Works of the Church by the end of this year. I have been strengthened and directed as I read while facing one of the most difficult times in my life. Reading builds my faith and gives me hope in the Lord Jesus Christ and the blessings that come from keeping His commandments and living them to the best of my ability. I am so grateful for this faith and hope.

What is the Law of Chastity?

Lori
Morality and Modesty are becoming lost virtues. Yet following the Law of Chastity brings joy, happiness, and peace. Making choices to give in to those temptations, inevitably leads to sorrow, regret, and loss of the peace you have inside yourself. Giving into sexual appetites outside of marriage has a damaging effect on proper, fulfilling, loving and proper marital relationships and experiences. Dressing in a way that is modest, proper, and appropriate will help you to maintain and show your own self respect. Letting those standards go, will bring attention that is not pure in intent and sincere. Show more Show less

Why do Mormons perform proxy baptisms in their temples?

Lori
I know that Heavenly Father loves all of His children. He wants to make sure they all-no matter who they are, when they lived, what they did-have the opportunity and blessings of having the choice to accept the true gospel and its truths. We spent a few weeks with family this summer. A family member had not yet made the choice to be baptized and was old enough more than a year before. As we studied the scriptures with her and prayed, we discussed the importance of entering the gate of Heaven through being baptized. She has since chosen to be baptized. When my girls and I heard that she had made that choice, we could not contain our joy. We jumped up and down and shouted with joy. Our joy will be so sweet as we meet those whom we have performed proxy baptisms for. I can imagine the joy and eternal gratitude we will share with those who did not have the opportunity to be baptized and enter the gate of Heaven while living as we do the work for them. I am grateful for the peace and beauty of the Temples of the Lord in which we perform these vital ordiaces. I am strengthened and filled with peace as I serve in the Holy Temple. Show more Show less