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Hi I'm Lorilee

I grew up playing & working hard on a farm in Washington. I’m a BYU grad. My husband & I have 6 wonderful children. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I am a "farmers daughter" and was raised by good, hard working parents that were examples of faith, devotion and integrity. I haven't always appreciated my Mormon pioneer heritage but the more I read and learn about how hard it was to be a Mormon in the early days of the Church, it has caused me to feel a great debt of gratitude for what the early members went through. I also feel a sense of responsibility to live true to my faith and be an example to my children; I don't want them to ever question whether or not I love the Lord. I hope I have taught them that we put the Lord first and by so doing, everything else will fall in place as we work together to try and be the best we can be--always remembering to look to our Savior Jesus Christ as our example. Although I have countless "favorite" scriptures, I think my first favorite needs to be: Matthew 22: 36-40 36 Master, which is the great commandment in the law? 37 Jesus said unto him, Thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy mind. 38 This is the first and great commandment. 39 And the second is like unto it, Thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself. 40 On these two commandments hang all the law and the prophets.

Why I am a Mormon

I am a Mormon because I know this is the Lord's true gospel, restored to the Earth with God's Priesthood. I know that there are MANY different religions/churches on Earth today and most of them have very much that is good in them. I know that Christ organized and established one church, His Church, before His crucifixion and death; He called prophets and apostles (Perter, James, John, etc.) they were killed--there was a falling away--an Apostasy. The Authority was taken from the Earth until a latter day when all things would be prepared and put in place for the Restoration of the Lord's Church. The Lord worked through many people to prepare the world for this Restoration--it began many years before Joseph Smith was born. I know, that in 1820 when Joseph Smith secluded himself in grove of trees to pray and ask God to give him wisdom that he might know which church to join, he was told to join none of them. Joseph Smith suffered much persecution because of his claim to have seen a vision; Satan persuaded men to persecute Joseph Smith for his claim. The Lord restored His Church with prophets and apostles once again upon the Earth. Today, we continue to be led by prophets that act under the direction of the Lord Jesus Christ. Some people have a hard time believing that we have real prophets and apostles, called by God, on the Earth today--I KNOW it to be true. We DO have a living prophet and the priesthood of God has once again been restored to the Earth. All men and women everywhere are invited to come and see and learn for themselves--the Holy Ghost will bear witness of it, to those who honestly seek. Though I was born into a Mormon family and raised Mormon, I have come to know the truth of it for myself. Every person needs to receive their own witness--we cannot live off of the word of parents. I have received my own witness which I cannot deny--it permeates every fiber of my being. In Jesus' name I testify that these things are true.

How I live my faith

I try to live my faith by remembering to look to the example of the Savior. I know that in my life, it will be through small and simple things that I will be able to show my faith and devotion to the Lord. I live my faith by serving my family, church and community. I have volunteered in the schools where my children attend for over 20 years. I try to build confidence and faith in my children through love, example and teaching. I serve in my Church by accepting the callings/assignments that I am given. I try to support others in their callings/assignments. In the community, I try to look for small and simple things throughout my day wherein I might be of service to those around me. I am a true believer that something as small as a smile to a passing stranger on the street or in the grocery store may be an opportunity to serve and demonstrate/live my faith.