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Hi I'm Lorna

Former newspaper correspondent, McDonald's server, custodian, and health care provider in the USA. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

It's been an amazing journey through life's stages, with various challenges and successes along the way. College, raising a family, working in a challenging profession, and community volunteer as an election judge, blood donor and Girl Scout leader have all kept me busy. But like most people, I have a "back story." The death of three daughters, health problems which forced me to sell my home and move to an apartment, and caring for my mom who had Alzheimer's disease have taught me much about life. But I'm also a newlywed who enjoys reading mysteries and history, listening to current events podcasts while I walk for exercise, and bird-watching.

Why I am a Mormon

As a 9 yr. old child, I attended an evangelical worship service with a neighbor family. I received a powerful witness of Jesus Christ, so strong that I publicly accepted Him as my Savior. My family periodically searched for the truth at various churches. They became active in The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints when I was 13 yrs. old. I took the missionary lessons and was baptized. Fellowshipped by devoted and loving church members, I eagerly engaged in daily and weekly worship. My family struggled with alcoholism and mental health problems, so the support of my congregation was invaluable. Over the years I came to feel the inspiration of the Holy Ghost as I studied the scriptures, especially the Bible and the Book of Mormon. I know I am a daughter of Heavenly Father and Jesus Christ is my savior. He was born, performed the atonement, and was resurrected. I believe His sacrifice has given me many "second chances," especially as I partake of the sacrament each Sunday. I have made and try to keep sacred covenants which give my life direction, now and eternally.

How I live my faith

Religion isn't just a Christmas or Easter event for me. Each day I try to live as Jesus taught. This means starting the day studying scripture and praying, helping others who may be ill or need other assistance, serving with my husband or other women in our local congregation, or being a family history detective.