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Hi I'm Lorna Evans

I teach Music in a special needs school . I have 4 children, 9 grandchildren and am thrilled to be a Mormon.

About Me

I grew up in Chester England and studied Music in Idaho when I was 18. I served a mission in Alabama which was a wonderful time for me. I met my husband in England and traveled with him to many places around the world as he was in the army. We have lived in Northern Ireland, Germany and Hong Kong. Everywhere we have lived we have found the Mormon church and have been made to feel welcome and loved by the members. On moving back to England I studied for a Music degree as a mature student and went on to do a PGCE. I love my job and learn so much from my pupils. The children I teach have many physical and learning disabilities but they are happy and kind to each other and always try to give of their best. I have a passion for teaching and am always excited to learn of new and varied ways to help others learn. I enjoy reading , going to concerts and playing with my beautiful grandchildren. I love to play the piano and sing and play the guitar

Why I am a Mormon

My parents joined the Mormon church when I was 4 years old. Two missionaries knocked on our door and it was my father, who although not a church goer, was nevertheless a lover of truth and a believer in Christ, who let them in. When I was about 14, I began a home study program called Seminary and I began reading the Book of Mormon. I wanted a personal witness that it was a book from God and that it was true. I remember keeling in prayer in the dinning room by the table. As I prayed I felt enlightened as if my mind was opened to pure knowledge. Not only did I receive a conviction that the Book of Mormon was true but that all the scriptures from the beginning of time were from God and that Heavenly Father did speak to man through his prophets. When I was 15 I was faced with the greatest trial of my life and my faith. My mother was killed in a car accident leaving my father and I without the loving hub of our family wheel. Now was the time for me to decide was everything I had been taught or had felt, really true? Was there life after death? Did Christ rise from the tomb, will my mother be resurrected and will we be reunited again as a family? As I prayed for strenghth I felt enveloped by the comfort of the Holy Spirit and a deepening of my faith in the Saviour and his glorious Atonement. I knew that this life was not the end and that we do have a purpose and a responsibility to search for truth and follow God's commandments. Why am I a Mormon because as a lover of all things that are true, I know that this is the church of Jesus Christ and that I can be a better person by following the teachings found in this church. It brings to me a knowledge of who Heavenly Father really is and that Jesus is His son. It teaches me that I am a child of God and that I can live with Him one day as I strive to do His will. I'm a Mormon because of the joy it brings to my life knowing about the plan of happiness. I'm a Mormon and I'm at peace.

How I live my faith

I have been a member of the Mormon faith since I was 11 years old. I have always tried my best to live my religion all my life. In my local church I am a leader over the primary age children and love being around them, listening to their stories, hearing them laugh, and seeing how they show their love for Jesus. I help teach them the Gospel of Jesus and how to develop faith in God. I also am the Choir director and enjoy rehearsing with our church choir and performing for the congregation once a month. We have put on concerts at Christmas and Easter and have been able to show our love for the Saviour through the beautiful hymns and songs. I am a visiting teacher which means I visit 6 ladies once a month with another lady who is my companion. We look after their spiritual and temporal needs and leave them with an uplifting thought. This is very rewarding and feel we are on the Lord's errand. I live my faith by trying to do something good for someone each day. I strive to live a christian life and do those things Jesus would have me do. At times I get lazy and feel selfish and that is when I know I am living below my privileges. When I listen to the promptings to change and repent then I have the privilege (as we all do) to have the Holy Spirit be my constant companion and guide me in every detail of my life. One of the best things my husband and I do is to work in the Preston Temple once a month. We serve the members whom come to do special services for their loved ones who have passed away. There is a feeling of love and peace in the Temple and it is a great honour to serve God in this way.