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Hi I'm AnnLoureen Orton

I am from Salt Lake City, Utah I am a stay at home mother of five I love the outdoors and landscaping. I am a Mormon.

About Me

I love to do things with my family, go on trips together, plan and hold family activities and parties. I also love to be outdoors and enjoy the beauty of each season. I am learning about and love to landscape and am in the process of resigning and building up our backyard. I love being a stay at home mother and being there for each of them as they come and go. Our children, three daughters and one son, are involved in sports, volleyball and basketball. We enjoy going to all of their games that we can so we spend a lot of time in the gyms. I am also a sophomore and varsity assistant coach's wife. We also love to travel and been able to enjoy seeing and experiencing different places.

Why I am a Mormon

I continue to follow our Savior and His gospel because it is one of good news, lasting eternal joy with our families, and because of the sacred Atonement our Savior has personally sacrificed for me. It is the only Church with all the authority to perform all the necessary ordinances, including baptism, to be able to live in His presense again. It is the same Church organized by Himself in ancient days and is directed by Him through a prophet today, like it was, and always will be now until He comes again to rule and reign upon this earth. This prophet leads the world in all that is good and right. He speaks for Him. Through constant use of the Savior's Atonement, I can repent and improve each day and try to become what He wants me to become, more like Him. I am Heavenly Father's child. That means I have the power and light from Him necessary to help Him build up His kingdom in preparation of Jesus' second coming. The world has been prepared over centuries for His gospel to return to the earth after the Apostacy, with advancements and technology, and the inspired Constitution to have another prophet appointed, Joseph Smith, who by God's power, translated another testament of Jesus Christ called the Book of Mormon that coinsides with His inspired Bible, and followed His commands to build up His gospel, and then sealed his testimony by his life and death. I know Jesus Christ is the only way and means of eternal life, and that He is God's Son.

How I live my faith

I attend church with my family every Sunday. I currently am teaching a Sunday school class of 17 year olds and love it because I get to see how they have grown and prepare themselves to serve full time missions. I also teach songs to primary age children, elementary age, every Sunday, about their Savior's love for each of them, and how they can choose the right every day, and living values with integrity to be truly happy. We learn how to become eternal families that can live with our Heavenly Father some day. I also visit teach to a few neighbors in my area each month, calling, visiting, and sharing an uplifting message with them about our Savior and His plan for us. We develop friendships that grow over the years and develop a system of watch care to see areas of need where we can serve each other. I also help others in our community prepare to be self-reliant in case of job loss, disaster, etc., where they can work for and use their own food, supplies, and savings in cases of emergencies.