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Hi I'm Lorna

I am a linguist and teacher. I love to travel and experience different cultures. I am proud to be a Mormon!

About Me

I was fortunate to have been raised in Europe. Living in Europe afforded me to learn several languages and helped steer me towards my chosen career. I love being a teacher and linguist and really can't imagine doing anything else. Seeing children reach their educational goals is so satisfying and gives me so much joy. I love to travel, experience new cultures and to learn from the locals. I am a sucker for a new recipe and love recreating my travels via recipes and sharing them with family and friends. I'm truly amazed by all that this wonderful planet has to offer us if we take the time to explore it! In my free time I love to cook, tend to my garden, stay up late reading a good book (usually non fiction), spend time writing to my friends and family all over the globe and playing with my dog. I very much enjoy time with my husband and in particular when we read scriptures together. I can also be found exchanging some humorous stories from life with friends. Supporting nephews and nieces at sports and school events is a passion and is important to me. Spending time outdoors any chance I get is always a welcome treat. I love to listen to the birds singing, the geckos playing tag and just generally enjoying all that nature has to offer.

Why I am a Mormon

As a youngster I was a very active member of the Salvation Army. I enjoyed learning about my Father in Heaven, Jesus Christ and all that the bible had to teach me. I grew up in a home with two very loving, kind, compassionate and deeply religious parents. In our home there were 2 churches that were attended as each of my parents belonged to differing churches but followed a very similar belief. My siblings and I were taught all the principles of leading a Christian life and trying to follow the Commandments to the best of our ability. I always had a strong faith. When my mum died I felt like my world crumbled. I had lost my best friend and confidant and I felt lost. I was angry with God for having taken her away from me and my family. I spent the next 5 years in a religious wilderness. Not attending any church, still having a faith although it was weaker and resenting God. Fortunately, a good friend at work was there to help me talk things through and to start reevaluating my spiritual life. We had many discussions and I felt like a fire was lit within me. I accepted literature she offered about the LDS church. I also accepted her challenge to read the Book of Mormon, I was so captivated by it I read it within a week! After a few months I went to her church one Sunday. The moment I stepped into the chapel I felt I was at home. I felt a warmth deep inside me and knew that I wanted to learn more. I contacted the missionaries that week and five weeks later I was baptized. It has been the best decision I have made! I have no doubts whatsoever that this is the true church of Jesus Christ. I have a testimony of this gospel and for the blessing it is in my life. I know that my heavenly Father has a grand plan for me and all of his children. I know that Jesus Christ lives and will come again. I am grateful to Joseph Smith who wanted to know which was the true church. I have a testimony of prayer and it's importance.

How I live my faith

I try to live my life in accordance with the teachings in the gospel. I have held responsibilities in my wards (church group). I have been a visiting teacher, visiting teacher supervisor, a primary pianist and humanitarian specialist. In each of these callings (church jobs), I have served my ward community as well as my local community to the best of my ability. I try to lead my life in such a manner as to set an example to the youth of our church as well as to the Girl Scout troops I have worked with. It is important to be a strong role model for the youth and to help teach them to walk a righteous path in life. I try to set an example to my family and friends and show them how much the gospel makes me a better, stronger person in all facets of life. I know when I read my scriptures and attend my weekly meetings I feel much closer to my Heavenly Father. I pray often throughout the day, I find it helps me to remain calm and focused and allows me to have many little special moments between myself and my Heavenly Father. I am so grateful to all the daily blessings I receive. I am by no means perfect. I am human and as such I make mistakes but I also know that is all part of his plan; that we are tested and tried. I know that my Heavenly Father forgives me and loves me. I also know that following the scriptures will help me to stay close to my father in heaven.