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Hi I'm Lori Davis

I grew up in Texas. I am a high school teacher. I love to travel. And I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I attended BYU-Idaho where I changed my major one semester from nursing to English. My life changed from there. Years later I teach high school English and audio/visual productions. When I'm not teaching I enjoy traveling. I've currently visited 49 or the 50 states in the US and hope to travel as long as I'm able to. Besides the gospel, my family and loved ones bring me the most joy in my life, and I count myself incredibly lucky to be surrounded by such loving people.

Why I am a Mormon

After I was born, my parents knew they wanted my brother and I to attend church, but they weren't sure where. Soon after, the LDS missionaries came to our door. My entire family took the lessons, but my mother was the only one that was baptized. I couldn't be baptized because I was only 7 at the time. When I reached the age of 8, I was baptized and confirmed a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Though I was baptized, I wasn't actually converted until many years later. I finally decided that I wanted to know for myself if the gospel is true. My father isn't a member of the church, and my mother was learning the Gospel just as I was. There was no one in my home with a testimony to rely on. I had to figure this out on my own. After months of praying, reading the scriptures, attending church services, baptisms, and activities, I received a confirmation that the Book of Mormon is true and that the gospel in its entirety is true. I knew there was much more to learn, but I knew that the feelings I felt were undeniable. Years later I was able to attend the temple for myself. There I learned even more truth about the gospel. There I feel more peace and joy than any place upon this earth. There I knew even more so that The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints is true.

How I live my faith

I've been involved in the Young Single Adults for the past several years, and I am currently the ward representative. Because of my calling, I get to prepare weekly Family Home Evening lessons and activities, reach out to other YSA, and teach (and call others to teach) Sunday school lessons. I also attend a weekly institute class where we learn about the Savior, His teachings, prophets and apostles, the scriptures, and church history. All these things help me to serve others by teaching with the missionaries to people investigating the church. I am able to serve my ancestors each time I attend the temple, and my sacred covenants are not just important to me, they are vital to my eternal progression. All of this helps me to be an example for Jesus Christ in my daily life. I am unable to speak openly about my faith because of my profession, but I share my testimony through the way I speak and treat others.