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Hi I'm Lorraine VanKomen

I was born in Idaho and am married with 5 children and 11 grandchildren. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I am a daughter of God, wife, mother and grandmother. I was born into a family of 8 children and have 5 of my own. At this time I have 11 grandchildren. My family is an important part of my life. I enjoy music, playing the piano and singing, knitting, crocheting and reading. I worked in classrooms with Special Ed students and worked in many areas in the elementary school setting for a number of years. I am now an office manager in an elementary school and have been doing this job for the past 9 years. I have taught piano lessons, worked with cub, boy and girl scouts. I have also coached or assisted with girls basketball and softball teams. I also taught church seminary classes for 8 years.

Why I am a Mormon

I was born into the Mormon faith and have family associations back to the time of the restoration of the gospel in 1830. I have had strong examples all my life as to what being a Mormon means. I am still a Mormon because it is the path that will lead me back to my Heavenly Father and the opportunity to live with him eternally. I have a strong belief in all that I have been taught in this church and have come to this testimony myself through prayer to my Heavenly Father and confirmation through the Holy Ghost. This gospels teachings only bring about good. Nothing I have ever been taught has ever demeaned or hurt other people or religions. This church teaches us to be strong and to help others as well. Service is a big part of our teachings. I was raised watching my parents serving others and have only felt good about this. I was able to go to the temple and be sealed to my husband for all time and eternity and hope to be with him forever, as well as my children. My Heavenly Father has a plan of salvation that is simple and made possible throught the Atonement of my Savior, Jesus Christ. I am looking forward to the time when I can thank Him personally for the sacrifice he made for me.

How I live my faith

I live my faith by being involved in it weekly, sometimes daily. In the several decades I have been a member I have taught adult women, young women, Sunday School classes and teaching young children under the age of 12. I have played the piano and worked with young women at their yearly summer camp, hiking and teaching survival skills. I have also been actively involved in many ward and stake choirs. I have also been involved in a program in which we befriend women and visit them montly in an effort to be of service to them and be their friend as sisters in the same religion. I have made many lasting friendships through this program. I go to the temple often to help out with the service there that helps benefits those that are dead and may want the chance to have certain opportunities to them in the future by being baptized into the church. I am prayful morning and night and oftentimes more than that throughout the day. I grew up having regular family prayers. I read the scriptures, both the Bible and the Book of Mormon, many times a week and use it's teachings in my daily life. The two books have the same teachings and it is good to hear of the Savior's visit to a people on the American continent.

Mormons believe Jesus Christ is their Savior. Why do we need a Savior?

Lorraine VanKomen
We need a Savior in our life so we can have an opportunity to return to our Heavenly Father clean and repentant. Without his sacrifice this would not be possible. I need a Savior as an example of what my life should be like. I have learned from Him acceptance of others, to pray often to my Heavenly Father and to recognize the hand of the Lord in my life. Show more Show less

Do Mormons only help Mormons?

Lorraine VanKomen
Many Mormons are actively working in their communities in which there are no members of the church. We are interesting people with many talents and cultural backgrounds and share these with others around the world. Much of our work is with total strangers outside of our own religion. Show more Show less