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Hi I'm Loren

I am a husband and father of four wonderful kids. I love my country and want to make the world a better place. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I'm a working professional providing for the needs of my wife who stays at home to raise our four 'perfect' children. Whenever someone at the office asks me whether my wife works, I usually pause for a reflective moment and then offer this golden nugget of truth, "she works harder than anyone I've ever met, and on projects of far greater importance than most, but she doesn't get paid or accrue vacation days if thats what you mean." There really is nothing more important to us than our marriage and raising our family. I would describe myself as rather low key nothing too far out of the ordinary. I have an undergraduate degree in Accounting and an MBA. I completed these while working full time and juggling the demands of a young family and the responsibility of giving back to the Lord through service in the church. I enjoy golf but have noticed that I play less and less each passing year. I love to take the kids fishing to watch their faces light up with excitement when they get a nibble. Lately I am testing my abilities as a handyman as we work thru a long list of home improvement projects on our old (new to us) home.

Why I am a Mormon

The reason I became a Mormon is that I was born into a Mormon family. Both lines of my family tree go back several generations of Mormons. The reason I am still, and always will be, a Mormon is that I believe with all of my heart that The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints was established by Jesus Christ with Him at it's head. I believe that the full gospel of Jesus Christ has been restored to the earth, with prophets and apostles called by God to lead and guide the members of the church by direct revelation and inspiration from God. I strongly believe that Jesus Christ is the Savior of all mankind and that He suffered and died on the cross to atone for the blood and sins of this world. I love the Savior and I know that it is only by and through Him that I can obtain forgiveness for my own sins and transgressions. I believe that the Book of Mormon is the word of God, as is the Bible. These scriptures help me to understand Christ and His teachings. I want to change my life to become more like Christ. There are so many distractions in the world that all tend to lead me away from God, away from goodness, to be left with fear, anger or despair. Being a Mormon helps me stay focused on Christ, it dispells the darkness, despair and hopelessness and fills my life with true joy, happiness and peace.

How I live my faith

I know what the purpose of my life is. It is a time for me to prepare myself to eventually meet God. This preparation is a lifelong journey with the goal of becoming a little more Christlike each day. It is a sobering thought to know that one day I will stand before my Maker and need to give a full accounting of my life, my thoughts and my actions. Because of this belief, any service that I render or time that I spend isn't really a sacrifice at all, but an opportunity to become a little more like Christ. The church provides plenty of opportunity to serve to hearts content. Currently I serve in the church as part of the leadership of a group of men from the ages of 19 to about 45. The main goal for us as leaders is to create a stronger brotherhood throughout the group, provide an opportunity for spiritual learning, and to organize the group to render service to those who need it. So each Sunday we have a short lesson and discussion about a variety of spiritual topics. About once a month we have a 'guy's night out' or other activity (boating, soccer, basketball, family picnics, etc.). And then quite regularly, about 2-4 times a month we get called on to provide service like helping someone move in/out, or help an elderly person or someone who is injured or sick with some basic things that might help out. This could be a yard cleanup, trip to the grocery store, help with prepaing a few meals, watching other family members while they take care of things at the doctor/hospital. And the list goes on. All of these projects and tasks take a little time to plan an organize but it is never burdensome due to the overwhelming support by all the members to help wherever than can.