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Hi I'm L. Schuerch

I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I'm 26 and I'm a college student. I have been married for four years and I have a six month old son who keeps me very busy. I also have a chocolate lab, Charlie who keeps me from ever getting bored or some rest. After college I tentatively plan to go to law school to become an attorney. I served a two year mission for my church in London, England and I loved every bit of it. I love backpacking, hiking and camping and we always try to do at least one big outing per year with the family.

Why I am a Mormon

I grew up a member of the church since my parents were members. When I was a teenager I struggled and decided that I no longer wanted to be affiliated with the church. After much looking and searching for happiness elsewhere, I became lost and confused; I didn't if anyone had any answers anymore. My best friend died when I was 18 and it shook me up well enough that I decided to find a way to alleviate the anguish of grief. As I kept looking, I eventually turned to the Book of Mormon, I had grown up reading it everyday with my family and it didn't seem to be a likely answer. As I kept reading, and praying about what I had read, I started understanding and developing my relationship with God. Where anguish and anger had been, I felt warmth and love, I felt as though my whole body was smiling. I still struggle, and I still make mistakes, but I no longer wonder whether anyone out there cares about me, I don't wonder if I'm the only one who doesn't get answers, or if my existence means anything. I know God lives, I know he has put me on the earth for a purpose, I know He sent His son Jesus Christ to redeem me from sin and die for me. I know that because Jesus Christ was resurrected, I have the chance to find happiness in this life and return to live with God someday. I know those things because I feel it in my heart, I know that when Thomas Monson speaks, he speaks as a modern servant of God whose only concern is my welfare.

How I live my faith

I go to church once a week on Sunday for three hours. I teach the elder's quorum class which is a class for men who hold the priesthood. I teach about faith in Jesus Christ, repentance, baptism, and the things which we must do to find happiness in this life and return to live with God some day. I'm not a professional teacher so most of the time I have to rely on the people I teach to keep the class atmosphere interesting. I'm also a hometeacher, which means that I have the opportunity to visit two families once a month, every month. I find out about things that I can help them with, like moving, yard work, babysitting...and I try to share a spiritual message to uplift their spirit.

What is the Law of Chastity?

L. Schuerch
The law of chastity is a commandment that helps us develop healthy relationships with members of the opposite sex. Through revelation, we have been instructed that we are not to have any sexual relations with anyone else than our legally wedded spouse. I believe this law has helped me keep my marriage strong and has helped me understand what true love and true happiness are. Living the law of chastity also means that we should not look at pornographic materials or any material that would entice our minds to lust after other people; in effect, we live the law of chastity literally but also in our hearts and minds. Show more Show less

In whom should we have faith?

L. Schuerch
Jesus Christ is the beginning and the end. He is central to everything we believe and He only can save us from sin and death. There are principles which are attached to our faith in Jesus Christ but as important as those principles may be, the focal point of everything we do, believe in, and preach is Jesus Christ. Show more Show less

Who is the Mormon prophet today?

L. Schuerch
Thomas S. Monson. He is assisted by two councilors and a quorum of twelve apostles just like in the bible. Show more Show less