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Hi I'm Loran

I was born in Illinois, but grew up in Virginia, in a large active LDS family... with amazing parents, and 8 siblings.

About Me

I was a high school and college wrestler. When I was 19 I served an LDS mission in Southern California. I married an amazing girl from Utah, and we decided to raise our family near her family. We have 4 great kids that are all teenagers now. Our family loves to travel together to other cultures. We also enjoy boating.

Why I am a Mormon

My good parents raised me in the church, but I would not consider myself converted until I was in my late teens. I always knew the church was a good environment, and helped build strong families. But when the opportunity came for me to serve a mission, I had a need to find out for myself, in my soul, that the doctrine of the church is true. I read the scriptures and prayed to God to know for myself, and through several different experiences in my life, it was confirmed to me that the doctrines are of God, and this is the Lord's true church on earth. There has never been a day in my adult life that I have doubted the answers to my prayers. My membership in the church has brought me an unbelievable amount of happiness and peace in my life.

How I live my faith

I am very engaged in our local church (ward). I love to work with the youth of our church. I have a deep faith in the Lord and his atonement for me.