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Hi I'm Lori

I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I am a wife, a mother of six and grandmother to three and counting. I am also a personal trainer, group fitness instructor and yoga teacher part time. I love to travel and read classic novels and history. I also love to sew, refinish and reupholster old furniture, bake bread and clean and decorate my home. My greatest joys in life are the gospel of Jesus Christ, family, friends and fitness.

Why I am a Mormon

I am a Mormon because I know the Book of Mormon is the word of God and that The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints is the Lord's true church upon the earth. I have read that sacred book and the Spirit of the Lord has let me know of its truth. I believe in the Bible, but I also believe in continuing revelation through a living prophet. Over twenty years ago, I went from church to church trying to find the one that was right for me. I felt certain that the Lord would let me know which church He wanted me to join. After months of attending several different churches and not finding one to join, I happened to see Mormon missionaries in my town and asked them if they could teach me about their church. They happily agreed. Everything they taught me about their beliefs was something I already knew in my heart to be true. The only thing I had not done was read the Book of Mormon and pray to see if it was of God. I read, I prayed and I knew. Soon after, I was baptized. I had heard the scripture from Matthew that says " Wherefore by their fruits ye shall know them". I saw that Mormons lived what they taught. I saw loving mothers and strong yet humble fathers providing and presiding over their families. I wanted a husband and a family like the ones I saw in the Mormon church. The Lord blessed me with a wonderful husband who loves the Lord and lives his faith by honoring his priesthood and through loving, devoted service to the Lord, his family and others. The teachings of the Bible and the Book of Mormon as well as the counsel of our living prophet bring me great joy and peace in my life. I am a Mormon because I believe this is what the Lord wants me to be. I love my Savior Jesus Christ, and I want to follow him all my days. I know I have a Father in Heaven who loves me and wants me to return to Him someday. I know by following the teachings I learn in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints I will make it back to my heavenly home.

How I live my faith

I live my faith by being the best I can be every day. I try hard to set a good example for others. I study and pray daily for the Lord to help me to know how I can best serve Him and others. I try to be mindful each day of the importance of repentance and forgiveness. I am grateful for the Savior's atoning sacrifice for me. I strive to keep a positive attitude and share a positive message with others as often as I can. In my family, we pray together often. We pray before we leave each morning and before we go to bed at night and at mealtimes. We also read our scriptures together regularly. Once a week we have a night devoted to our family in which we have a special gospel lesson, games, songs and a treat. We call this Family Home Evening. This is one of the teachings of our faith to promote strong, happy families. I have volunteered in my community at my children's schools and by organizing 5K runs to benefit charity. In my church, I work with the children each Sunday. I teach lessons and songs in order to help the children learn of our Savior and develop a testimony of His love for them. I also visit other sisters in my congregation once a month to teach a special gospel lesson and to learn of their needs. This strengthens our relationships as sisters and lets them know they are loved and that there is always someone they can count on if they are in need. I live my faith by trying to be a little better every day than I was the day before.