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Hi I'm Lora

I was raised in Arizona, worked in Texas with my husband and retired in Colorado. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I have a wonderful husband of 41 years. My husband and I opened our own medical practice and I helped in the office part time for over 25 years. The majority of my time was spent raising our family. I am the mother of four boys, all married with children blessing us with 16 beautiful grandchildren. I enjoy music, singing and am a violinist. I enjoy sports such as skiing, bicycling, swimming and dancing. The Lord has blessed me with an additional twelve years since my heart bypass surgery. I have traveled to and lived in different countries around the world. In my retirement years I enjoy searching for my ancestors and serving. I am honored to be a daughter of God, wife, mother and grandmother.

Why I am a Mormon

I am a fifth generation Mormon so I was born into the church. I am grateful for my pioneer heritage and the sacrifices my ancestors made to bless their future posterity with the truthfulness of the gospel. I have been blessed with a guide to live by all of my life. The gospel of Jesus Christ has helped me to make correct choices and show kindness to others. I love the Book of Mormon and the stories of the scriptures that bring me peace. Thirty one years ago my elderly parents were murdered and I found comfort from the scriptures and the lessons of forgiveness. As I struggled with my grief, I found my answer in the scriptures. I knew I could not carry this heavy burden any longer and I remembered where it said in the scriptures that you are to forgive others or the greater sin is yours. I did not want the burden of knowing that I had committed a greater sin than murder. I had to let go of my sorrow and turn it over to the Lord. The Lord helped me to forgive and He literally lifted my heavy burden. The scriptures and prayer turn us to the Savior. He is acquainted with our trials and sends us His comfort. I am grateful for the powerful lessons I learned from this tragic experience. I learned most of all that my Heavenly Father loves me. At a time of great sorrow, He sent me comfort and peace. I learned to have faith and trust in the plan of our Heavenly Father. I have more empathy for those that suffer. My gratitude for the Savior has increased. I know the Lord loves me and cares for me. My brother and sisters are determined to keep the legacy of our parents alive. We may have lost our parents, but we gained each other. We have continued our family reunions each year to the present time. As a result we are a very close and loving family. Our parent’s tragic death has cemented us together in unity.

How I live my faith

I love to serve others. I have the opportunity to serve others in my various church callings. One of my greatest joys was sending our four boys on missions through out the world in service to others and sharing the gospel with people in Taiwan, England, Ukraine, and Peru. Recently my husband and I have served missions in the Caribbean area including Dominican Republic and Mexico. With the combined efforts of our family we have been privileged to share the gospel of Jesus Christ with other cultures for over ten years. We are all God's children and should live worthy to return to Him some day. When we are in the service of our fellow beings we are in the service of God. As a result we are blessed beyond measure and are the better for it.