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Hi I'm Lorraine

I grew up in Southern California. I am an art student and a Medieval History Reenactor. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I am an art student, and I studied for several years at Watts Atelier for the Arts in Encinitas, CA before moving up to Utah to complete my degree at Brigham Young University. Recently I started working as an intern with the Props Department of the LDS Motion Picture Studio. Lately we are working on filming scenes depicting events of the New Testament, and it has been a privilege to be a part of that effort. In my free time, I'm a geek. I enjoy tabletop role-playing games, fantasy and science fiction, and Medieval Reenactment. I'm in a group called the Society for Creative Anachronism, and we recreate the Middle Ages in Europe. We make period crafts and clothing, learn arts, cook food and even hold armored tournaments and 'battles'! It's an immersive, hands-on way to learn history, and I have so much fun doing it. My family is Native American, and we are active in our California tribe's government. My tribe is a small, close-knit community, and I hope to one day be able to give back to the tribe though my art education, either by teaching, or by working with historians to portray our history and our culture.

Why I am a Mormon

I was raised in the LDS Church, and all of my immediate family and much of my extended family are also Mormons. However, I have times when I have doubts, or when I have asked myself why I choose to remain in the Church. Where I grew up, it was common for me to be ridiculed for my beliefs- It was simply not popular to hold to any religious conviction. At the lowest points in my life, when I am suffering and I cry out to my Heavenly Father in prayer, the incredible outpouring of love and peace that I am able to receive through the mercy of the Atonement of Jesus Christ confirm that my choice is right. I know there is no other source of that truest peace but the Savior, and that if I find it through this Church, then it must undoubtedly be His Church.

How I live my faith

I have recently been able to help out at the LDS Motion Picture Studio. We are working on a series of film excerpts depicting scenes from the life of our Savior, with script right out of the King James Version of the New Testament of the Holy Bible. These are now being released for the world to see at lds.org and they are so beautiful. People all over the world will be able to see these videos and learn of the life of Christ. My part in the production is small, helping the artists to make the props and scene details, but it's such a blessing to be a part of something so very worthwhile, that can be shared with so many people.

What is faith?

Faith, to me, is the ultimate trust. To believe, not blindly, but firmly, with conviction of heart, even when you don't actually know. Faith can begin as a desire to believe, which, if nourished by the word of God, can grow to belief, and great faith exercised as a trust in God can in time become a sure knowledge. Show more Show less