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Hi I'm Laura Bohling

I'm a wife, mom, college student, Primary Music Leader, County Circuit Court Clerk, community volunteer and I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I've been married almost 25 years and have three children ... one serving his mission in the California-San Jose area, one about to start her mission in the Nevada Las Vegas mission and the last, a sophomore in high school. I'm excited by what each of our children are becoming through their experiences. I've also been active in politics for years and in 2010 decided run for local, public office -- AND WON! (Wow! what an experience that has been?!). I'm now juggling four busy Court Clerks offices, my family, my college studies (redirected after the win) and my church callings, but I know that I'm exactly where I'm supposed to be. I'm an idea person ... and enjoy working with others to make big things happen!

Why I am a Mormon

I was raised Roman Catholic and those traditions were very much a part of my culture ... what we ate, how we celebrated holidays, the choices we made. I began working for a company that recruited heavily from BYU and when sister missionaries knocked on my door, I asked for a Book of Mormon because I wanted to know why these managers from BYU were different from the others. There is no intention that I would ever change religions. But the first time I read the Book of Mormon, I knew that it was a true record ... and I didn't have any idea what to do with that knowledge. I pushed it aside and tried hard not to face what would be a life changing revelation. Several months later, after regular lessons from sweet missionaries, visits from other members in the area, and continued studies on my own, I finally asked the sisters, "How will I tell my family that I'm going to change religions?" That was 15 years ago and since then, first my son, then my husband decided to take lessons and become members of the church. My daughters were baptized when they turned 8 and we were sealed as a family for time and all eternity just over a decade ago. What an amazing, wild ride ... I wouldn't change it for the world! (Probably because I now understand that I've been changed for eternity.)

How I live my faith

My faith is a part of who I am and most people know that I'm a Mormon. That means people watch me, to see what I will do or how I react. God comes first in my life. Me and my family are next. Work is third. Everything else is last. Sometimes, because the world is so busy and full of so many good things, it's hard to remember that order. I try, though. Generally speaking, I do a pretty good job of remembering, and have learned not to be so hard on myself when I don't get it quite right. At church I've worked as a Sunday School teacher with ages from 5 to 85, planned many events in both church and the community as an Activities Chair, shared the gospel with others, and have served as a young women leader. I was recently called as the Primary Music Leader, responsible for teaching the music of the church to children up to 11 years old. Nope, I don't know how to sing, but I CAN read music ... and be goofy ... and understand the power that music can have in these small little lives. I've been excited and amazed at all the different ways I have been able to help in church and the community.