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Hi I'm LaRae

I'm a Mormon. I'm a wife, mother, grandmother and greatgrandmother and a retired piano teacher.

About Me

The most important things in my life are my loving husband of 54 years, our five children and their spouses, our 21 grandchildren and 5 (soon to be 7) great-grandchildren. I love to garden, read good books, go to live theater, go to art museums and the symphony. I love to sew and especially enjoy hand quilting. I like to create quilt patterns for my great grandbabies. I play the piano and organ and taught piano for 40+ years. I enjoy taking classes in religion and love teaching the Gospel in any setting. I have a great love for learning about and teaching LDS church history. My husband and I owned a travel company that took people from all over to the church history sites throughout the USA, and this cemented my love for and testimony of the restored Gospel of Jesus Christ. I love watching a good football or basketball game and my grandchildren have been teaching me to enjoy soccer. My family accuses me of being an over-the-top Utah Jazz fan. I love to travel, especially with family or friends. I have had many leadership positions in the LDS church, working many years with the youth and teaching in many classroom settings. Along with my husband, I have served one mission for the church to the historic sites and Temple Visitors Center in St. George, Utah, and am currently serving our second mission in the Nebraska Omaha Mission.

Why I am a Mormon

I was baptized a member of the church when I was 8 years old, but as I have grown older, and hopeully wiser, my understanding of Gospel principles and my understanding of the Atonement has grown, and with that growth, my testimony of those principles has become very dear to me. One of the things that I love most about the Gospel is knowing that my Heavenly Father knows me personallly and loves me and cares for me. That has helped me very much as I have faced different challenges in my life. I love knowing that my family is an eternal family; that we will live together after death. I have 3 mentally handicapped grandchildren, and knowing that when they are resurrected they will have perfect bodies and minds is a wonderful thing to look forward to. So, no matter how difficult this mortal life is, our Heavenly Father has a wonderful plan set in place for us. Through the Atonement of our Savior, we can repent of any of our wrongdoings and have the promise of living again with our Father in Heaven. I love my Savior and it is my great desire to serve Him wherever and however I can. I know that He established His church on this earth in His mortal ministry and that through the Prophet Joseph Smith, it has been restored to earth again with all the power and authority and organization that Christ established. I am proud to be a Mormon!

How I live my faith

I try to live my life in a Christ-like manner in all that I do. I pray to my loving Heavenly Father morning and night and read the scriptures each day so that I can have the Holy Spirit with me in my daily activities. My geatest role in my life has been as a wife and mother to our 5 children. As we were raising our children, it was our desire to have them become honest, hard working, dependable adults that loved our Heavenly Father and His Son Jesus Christ. We held weekly family home evenings each Monday night and morning family prayer as they were growing and it helped establish these attributes in them as they faced difficult decisions and it gives us great joy to see our children teach these same qualities to their children. Because my husband and I were married in the Salt Lake Temple, we have the promise that we will be a family for eternity. Through the years I have held many positions of leadership in our church: several years as the president of the young women's organization, and been a teacher in many different classroom settings. I have taught young women, Sunday School, and the women's organization. I also played the organ for our congregation. My husband and I have visited a shut-in older lady on a regular basis and taught her the Gospel. Currenly my husband and I are serving as missionaries in the Nebraska Omaha Mission. We have also served another mission prior to this in St. George, Utah. I love serving whereever the need is and in whatever capacity I can.