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Hi I'm Loretta

I grew up in a small NE town. I'm a fine artist and teacher and I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I am blessed to live in a gorgeous part of CO where peace and quiet are plentiful. Here I have the opportunity to develop my love for art and for teaching art to people of all ages. My favorite art medium is the one I happen to be working in at the time. This could range from watercolor to colored pencil to drawing in ink. My other passion is for music. I've been blessed to sing with some fine choirs. Of course, my joy of music also helps with artistic creativity.

Why I am a Mormon

Most of my life I attended Protestant churches but there were questions in my mind that weren't answered. I met a wonderful man who happened to be a LDS stake missionary at the time. As we became better acquainted we attended each other's church services. I had never felt the spirit to the extent that I did at the times I visited his ward for the block of meetings. I was also impressed that the men and women I met there were so knowledgeable about the gospel and so willingly shared their testimonies. They also made me feel welcome from the beginning. Many of my questions found answers. I could not deny the wonderful spirit that I felt. I desired to have that spirit with me always. Now I have been a member for 16 years and feel so blessed.

How I live my faith

I've had many callings in my 16 years as a member of the LDS church. This has included being Young Women President in charge of classes and activities for young women from 12 to 18 years of age. My current calling as a seminary teacher to high school students may become my favorite calling. How wonderful it is to study and learn with such bright young people! I volunteer in art organizations, too, and do my best to be an influence for good wherever I am. I know that the best way to become more like Christ is to do my best to emulate his ways.

Do Mormons only help Mormons?

A dear Episcopal lady used to deliver cosmetic orders to me personally. When she discovered that I was a member of the Mormon church she told me how much she admired the service efforts made by my church. She said she was always impressed with the huge amount of supplies that would arrive to be sent along with supplies from her church and others. My husband and I make a generous fast offering each month to help those in our community with needs whether of our faith or not. Mormons volunteer in many charitable organizations other than our church. Many wards (Mormon congregations) also have regular humanitarian service projects for members to participate in, also. Show more Show less