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Hi I'm Lail Rae Michie

I live in St. George, Utah. I love children. I am blessed to have 8 children and 18 grandchildren. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I grew up in a loving home with parents who taught me to live with integrity and to keep the commandments of God. I have three brothers and one sister whom I love very much. I met my husband at college and we were married in the temple in 1969. We have eight children and eighteen grandchildren. My life centers around my family. Raising children has been a rewarding and challenging experience. My husband has been my best friend and my greatest support. I learned that when I needed answers to questions in life, I could turn to Heavenly Father through prayer and through studying the scriptures. I know that Heavenly Father loves me and that Jesus Christ atoned for our sins because of His great love for each of us, His brothers and sisters. We lost our oldest son in a car accident when he was 21 years old. Through this experience, we learned to trust The Lord in all things. Oh, the things we must go through to learn the important lessons of life. I was a stay at home mother with plenty to keep me occupied as I served in the church and on the PTA board and spent much time with my children. When our youngest son was nine years old and we had sons beginning to serve missions for the church, I went to work at the District Court. I worked for sixteen years and sent four sons on missions. I just retired and now my husband and I have been called to serve a mission. I am so grateful for this opportunity to serve Heavenly Father and to share with others my testimony.

Why I am a Mormon

I am a Mormon because I have a testimony that the Book of Mormon is true. I have read the Book of Mormon and prayed to Heavenly Father to know if it is a true book. On a beautiful spring morning when the birds were singing and the roses were in bloom, I knelt to pray and ask once again if the Book of Mormon was true, The spirit whispered to my mind, "You have always known it is true," and I felt the confirmation of those words as the spirit filled my entire soul with a warmth and peace that was exquisite. It was a very tender and beautiful experience and one that I cannot deny. I am thankful for our loving Heavenly Father who wants all of His children to return to live with Him and has provided a way for us to accomplish that goal.

How I live my faith

I enjoy serving in the church. I loved leading the children in singing. Music is a powerful and a wonderful way to teach the gospel. One of my favorite songs is "I Feel My Savior's Love." As the children sing the words "I feel my Savior's love in all the world around me. His spirit warms my soul through everything I see. He knows I will follow Him, Give all my life to Him. I feel my Saviors love, the love He freely gives me." I know they are learning eternal truths. What a wonderful time I have had serving as a visiting teacher. Eternal friendships have been formed as I have visited and served sisters in my ward. Visiting teaching and home teaching is our Heavenly Father's way of reaching out to everyone and showing His love. Throughout the years I have helped on all levels at the different schools that my children have attended. I have sat with individual children and helped them learn to read or do math and have helped plan and carry out fund raisers, carnivals, assemblies or even substitute taught so that a teacher could take a much needed day off. I have also been the recipient of many acts of service. When our son was killed in a car accident, the outpouring of love from others and our faith was what sustained us through this time of loss. My testimony of our Heavenly Father and his son and our Savior, Jesus Christ, is sure. I try to live my life to show my faith and to prove myself worthy to some day return to live with them again.