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Hi I'm Lauren

I traveled the country with a breast cancer foundation. I'm a television reporter in Idaho. And I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I'm 30-years-old and single. I also have multiple sclerosis, but I don't let it define me. I love journalism and writing. Every person has a story to share and I want to help share those stories with the world. I love non-profit, but I left the field to pursue television reporting. One day I hope to start my own non-profit. My dream is to be a talk show host, and one day I'd love to marry an amazing man and have a family. Until then though, It's NBC for me!

Why I am a Mormon

I am a Mormon because I am Christian. I cannot imagine my life without Jesus Christ and his atoning sacrifice. Mormonism helps me fully grasp how everyone is my brother and sister and that we are all in this together--this life--helping each other out and serving one another, no matter who we are or our backgrounds, or where we come from. I served a mission for the Mormon church for a year and a half in Cleveland Ohio. It was the best 18 months of my life. I learned of Christ's deep love for all of His children, and that we can become more like Him by following His Teachings. He loves us and He wants us to be happy and have great joy. We are His Children. He wants us, each day, to wake up and feel His love, and know the beautiful feelings of hope and peace.

How I live my faith

I try to be a disciple of Christ every day by kindness and not judging others. I try to lift others, and start and end each day with pray and gratitude for all I have been given. I want to experience all I can in this world, and in my life, because God and Christ have given me so many opportunities if I will just partake of them. I laugh often, as I know God would want His children to. I go to church and partake of the sacrament or communion to remember the promises I made when I was baptized, and to feel renewed and refreshed for the coming week. I try to serve where I can and practice patience, love and kindness. I keep His commandments as an outward expression of my love for God and Christ, and I know that following God's will is the path to true happiness.

How can I know Mormonism is true?

Prayer. Ask God. The spirit or Holy Ghost is what testifies of truth. It says in Galatians that the fruit of the spirit is "love , joy, PEACE, comfort, gentleness..." I always look for feelings of peace when I am praying about a decision or choice I need to make, or understanding of if something is true. Peace is from God. It is the feeling from the spirit telling our heart that something is good, and right, and powerful. If we pray, God has promised us He will answer. Listen for peace. That feeling has never led me astray. Show more Show less