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Hi I'm Lowell

I've lived in Idaho nearly all my life. I farmed for 40 years and also worked in law enforcement. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I've been a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints all my life. My father was in the bishopric when I was born. All my 3 surviving older brothers and sisters went on missions. I went to the West Central States mission in 1957-1959 after serving in the US Army as a gunner and radio operator. I married my first wife in 1960. We were parents of ten children. I served in missionary work in our community for 18 years, among other things, while we raised our family on the farm. I had a private pilot license. I enjoy family history work, flying airplanes, ham radios, fixing and repairing things, and traveling. After my wife died in 2008 I remarried to a younger lady, and we are currently serving as missionaries together. Life is good.

Why I am a Mormon

Well, I was born into the Mormon church, and blessed all my life by it --- but no one made me stay. I stayed because I find peace and refuge from this troubled world in obedience to God. I feel right when I know I have done my duty. I enjoy peace in this life, and hope and expectation for the world to come. Some of my life experiences have been very difficult and trying, and the Gospel has given me strength to endure - for example, when our first two little children died within 6 weeks of one another. Knowing about the Plan of Salvation and the reality of the Resurrection and eternal families gave us and still gives us hope of being together again.

How I live my faith

I currently am serving full-time with my wife as missionaries. We serve at our own expense in an area assigned by leaders of the LDS Church. Getting everything ready and leaving our home at the age of 75 has been challenging at times, but it also brings great joy in knowing this is what God wants us to do. For many years I have made monthly visits to 3-8 families in our congregation at a time, assisting them with both physical and spiritual needs. I have served a great deal in family history work, including testing and support for new family history database software, indexing historical records and managing a family history center available to the entire community.