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Hi I'm Tori Boucher

I was born and raised in rural Illinois. I am a college who loves to learn. I love music and singing. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I come from a blended family and am the youngest of nine children. My family is the most important thing to me. Being a daughter and sister in such a caring, fun loving family is the greatest blessing. Such a blessing just has to be eternal! Right now I am a college student. I love being a student and learning all that I can. Learning has unlocked so many doors for me. Learning creates change within a person. I am studying Elementary Music Education in hopes of being a teacher someday. The greatest feeling is knowing that I have helped someone understand something difficult. Music is a huge part of my life. I love to listen to many different kinds of music. Performing is one of the greatest blessings in my life. I love to sing and have been studying classical voice for eleven years. Music helped me to discover who I am! I also love to serve. Recently I have started volunteering at a nursing home and I am totally in love with this choice opportunity. The people I visit with are strong and valiant, though their bodies are weak. They inspire me in so many ways! I believe that beauty is as beauty does. To truly be beautiful we must purify our hearts and choices. Looking beautiful and being beautiful are two totally different ideas. Looking beautiful means that beauty is visible on the outside only. Being beautiful comes from the desires of our heart. The funny thing about being beautiful is that we look beautiful, as well!

Why I am a Mormon

I value truth. When I was in high school I really wanted to know who I was and how I was of any benefit. One day I prayed to know if God really loved me as His child. The confirmation I received changed my life. This church taught me about Christ. Because of the knowledge that I have, I want nothing more than to be like Him. Sometimes people have questioned why I do what I do. My reply is that if they knew what I knew they would do exactly what I do. The peace and joy that I have prompts me to continue in this path. This church has given me strength. When you receive good things, you keep going back for more. First because you love what you get. Then because you love who gives it to you. I know that God lives and the He loves His children. When all else fails, God remains a constant. God is our Father. Because of this, we are all His children. I know that Jesus Christ is our redeemer and that because of His ultimate sacrifice we can return to live with our Father forever. I know that Joseph Smith is a prophet. He restored Christ's church to the earth. I know that The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints is Christ's church. The Church is lead by a prophet under the direction of God. Because God directs His church, it will never fail. The foundation we build through Christ is sturdy and sure, capable of withstanding enormous pressure. This church will lead us where we need to go.

How I live my faith

I grew up as a member of The LDS Church. Both of my parents converted before I was born. Being born into an active LDS family was an exceptional blessing. My parents taught me from a young age to think for myself and come up with my own answers through prayer. This is such an important lesson to learn! My parents have sacrificed a lot so that I could have a good life rooted in the teachings of Jesus Christ. The Church has given be purpose and peace. By being active in the church I have developed friendships and learned more about my role in God's plan. The Church has given me the tools necessary to go through hard things and find joy in the journey of life. My membership in this Church is precious to me and I could not imagine life without what I know. Being a Mormon has given me charity and peace.

Do you really believe there is a prophet like Moses alive today?

Tori Boucher
Yes! God spoke to His children through prophets in times of old. That is His pattern. Our day is no different. We need to know what God has to say and we can know this through the prophet. He is God's chosen servant. He is a man used as a mouthpiece for God. He teaches the gospel as God would. To me, having a prophet is a sign of God's unconditional love for His children. Joseph Smith was the first prophet for our time. Today the prophet is Thomas S. Monson. God wants us to be happy. Happiness is found in the teachings of Jesus Christ. The prophet teaches us what we need to know and do to find happiness. By following the prophet we can have peace in this life and confidence in the life to come. Show more Show less

What is the purpose of the welfare services of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints?

Tori Boucher
The purpose of the Church welfare service is to take care of the poor. This service does more than just pay for bills and groceries, it teachers how to be self aware and reliant. When people receive Church welfare, they work and serve others. This blesses their lives and also the lives of others. Work is an important part of Christ's church. Show more Show less

What is the Atonement of Jesus Christ? Why was it necessary for Jesus Christ to sacrifice His life?

Tori Boucher
The Atonement is an eternal principle. As such, having a complete understanding of the Atonement is impossible. That being said, the Atonement is the single most important event in all of history. Because Jesus Christ suffered in the Garden and Gethsemane and died on the cross, He came to know exactly what we would experience in this life. This is the best news possible: that we do not have to walk alone through heartache. We do not have to carry guilt and shame with us. We do not have to question is someone loves us. It is impossible to know how Christ was able to take upon himself all of the suffering and sin in the entire world. We can know that he did, though. We know the answer to why he did this, as well: because he loves us. The most amazing part of the Atonement to me is that Christ suffered for us willingly. He endured for us. He was alone then so that we would never have to be alone. Because of Him, no one has to suffer as He did. Only He could do this. In order for His sacrifice to have meaning, we must use this Atonement which allows us to become one with God. We must have faith in Him. We must repent of our sins. We must be baptized and confirmed by one having the correct authority. We must obey God's commandments. We must receive saving and sacred ordinances. Most importantly, we must become like Him. As we do these things, we can live with Christ and God both in our hearts and after this life. Show more Show less