Hi I'm Lauren Soper
I am a recent college grad who majored in International Studies. I love traveling, spending time outdoors, playing sports, singing, reading, and spending time with family and friends.
Why I am a Mormon
I am a Mormon because I know this gospel is true and I love this church! I was baptized in February 2011 and it has been the best decision of my life. I started meeting with the missionaries because of my roommate in December 2010. I remember them asking me one day if I wanted to get baptized. I got scared. I didn't know if I was strong enough to share with the world that I was a Mormon. But Heavenly Father had other plans for me. A couple of days later, I was reading 2 Nephi 29 and I heard in my head "I NEED to be baptized!" This kept repeating over in my head until I finally picked up the phone and called the missionaries. They were surprised but overjoyed at my declaration. I was baptized on February 4, and even though I knew the gospel was true, I hadn't received revelation on the matter. About a month after my baptism, another convert to the church got up one Sunday and started telling us how wrong our beliefs were. It broke my heart to hear her words, but my testimony also grew because of it. That night, as I was saying my prayers, I asked Heavenly Father to please confirm for me what I already knew to be true. I had barely finished praying when my heart started pounding and the Holy Spirit spoke one powerful word to me- "YES!". Because of that experience, I have never doubted the truthfulness of this gospel. I am now on a mission and am so excited to share my experiences and the joy that this gospel has brought to my life with others. I know it will bless their lives.
How I live my faith
I live my faith by doing my best to always choose the right and live by the commandments which our Heavenly Father has given us. I am currently serving the Lord for 18 months in the Utah Provo mission and I love it! I love teaching people about our religion and helping them come closer to Christ. I do my best to always be a good example to my family and everyone around me to show them that this gospel can change their lives! Being an example is the best way I can live my faith because others will see how it has changed my life and want to know more.