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Hi I'm Laurie Eileen

I grew up in Reno, Nevada and now live in Sacramento, California. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I'm a wife, mom, and granny first and foremost. I'm was a legal secretary for a non-profit legal foundation, but have recently retired. I am now fulfilling my lifelong dream and doing some writing. A few of my articles have been published. I have written a children's book and am currently looking for someone to illustrate it for me. I'm also working on a book for young adults. I love to read, crochet, and spend time with my family. My grandchildren are the highlight of my life!

Why I am a Mormon

When I was a child, my father was a Christian Scientist, and my mother was a Methodist. Their "house rule" was that their children were to attend "some church once in a while." They didn't care what church we attended, and we didn't have to attend every Sunday, but they wanted us to go to a church occasionally. So my siblings and I grew up attending church with our friends. I went to a lot of different churches, including the Mormon Church. Then the Mormon missionaries came to our home, and changed our lives forever. Now, we know we can be an eternal family, together forever. I have a personal relationship with my Heavenly Father and with Jesus Christ. When my burdens feel heavy, I can call upon the powers of heaven to lighten them. I'm so grateful to be a member of Christ's Church on the earth!

How I live my faith

I was the president of the women's organization at our local church for several years. Currently, I am teaching the 3 and 4-year-olds in church (which I dearly love)! I was a leader in Camp Fire Boys & Girls for 13 years when my children were growing up, and served on many Camp Fire committees, and was on the staff at some camping events.

What are Mormon women like? Do Mormons believe in equality of men and women?

Laurie Eileen
Mormon women are like women all over the earth. We love our families and want them to be healthy and happy. We cherish the beauty around us and hope that our children will grow strong and learn to appreciate the good around them. Mormons believe that men and women are partners in this life and in the life to come. While men and women have different roles to play, neither is more important than the other, and together we can succeed in fulfilling our purpose here on the earth. Show more Show less