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Hi I'm Lorena

I am a wife, a mother of multiples, and I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I have been married for 14 years and am the mother of 4 children. 3 of them are triplets! They definitely keep me busy! I work full-time as a manager for a large medical system. I like to read and go see movies. I enjoy playing games with my family, shopping, and spending time with friends.

Why I am a Mormon

I was raised in a Jewish home and knew pretty much nothing about Christianity. One of my friends in high school joined the Church, served a mission, and was actually the one who brought me into the Church years later. The first I ever heard about Joseph Smith was during my First Discussion with the missionaries when I was 20 years old. I will never forget that lesson. When I was taught about the First Vision, it was as though the missionaries had just opened up my old history book and given me a little review from the semester. I had a knowledge of that story, even though I had never heard it before; it all seemed oddly familiar, and more than that, I knew, beyond a shadow of a doubt, in just that one moment, that it was true. Before the missionaries left that day, I had to tell them how I felt. I said: “I know this is true, not because you or you or anyone else has told me so, but because I know it for myself.” The next 3 weeks before I was baptized were tough ones in my family. I was told that I was shaming them. My Grandmother told me that my Grandfather had not slept in weeks because of me and my family all called me to express their dissatisfaction. But I knew that what I was doing was right. I knew I had a testimony and even though that testimony was young, I knew that what occurred in the Sacred Grove really happened…and that changed everything. I knew Joseph Smith was a prophet of God. I knew it would be wrong not to join the Church. I could not deny what I knew. In the 16 years since my baptism, none of my family has joined the Church. However, they know that this Church is important to me. They know that it has changed me and enriched my life. They support us in all of our church activities. They attend baby blessings and baptisms and other church functions. They admire us for our strong beliefs in our faith.

How I live my faith

I am currently serving as the President over the 12-18 year old girls in our congregration. We have activities once a week with them, in addition to our Sunday meetings. At those meetings, as well as on Sunday, we spend time helping them to discover who they are, where they came from, and where they are going. We help them to know that they are daughters of a Heavenly Father who not only knows them, but loves them dearly. Once a month I go with a companion to visit two adult women in our congregration. We normally go with a lesson that is inspirational for them. We ask them if there is anything that we can do for them. We let them know that they can call us if they are ever in need of any assistance. Being in a congregation together automatically makes us a family. My family prays together twice a day and reads scriptures together daily. We want the Spirit of our Heavenly Father to dwell in our home and protect us.

How can I know Mormonism is true?

Lorena
There is just one answer to this...pray! If you let your mind try and decide, you will listen to all of the wrong reasons. If you pray to your Heavenly Father, He will let you know that it is true. You will feel it in your heart and it will speak to your mind. I know this is how it happens, because it is how it happened to me. Show more Show less