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Hi I'm Lara

I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I have many interests and hobbies, but I spend most of my time cleaning, feeding and teaching children. I've sacrficed other dreams and ambitions to be a mother because I believe it's the most important and rewarding job in the world. Heaven on earth is a day at the beach or in the mountains with my wondeful husband and four beautiful children.

Why I am a Mormon

I descend from some of the earliest members of the Church. Their stories of faith, sacrifice and miracles inspire me. I know the faith they embraced is true because I have tested it out for myself. The gospel of Jesus Christ has lifted me and my family, tied us together for eternity and given us direction in a confusing world. I cannot imagine life without the gift of the Holy Ghost, a gift given through priesthood power at the time of baptism. This gift allows me to continually communicate with my Father in Heaven, obtaining wisdom, direction and peace.

How I live my faith

The heart of my faith is in giving service to others. This is what it means to be a disciple of Jesus Christ. While sending money to disaster zones or getting involved in politics are good ways to serve the community, I think the most important service we give is in our homes and neighborhoods: showing love through the way we talk to our spouse, the way we teach our children, the way we share with our neighbors, respect our coworkers and encourage our friends. Changing the world starts with changing our hearts so that we have "no more disposition to do evil." Through daily prayer and scripture study, I work each day to put off evil and selfish desires and replace them with the pure love of Christ.

How can faith in Jesus Christ influence us in our marriages and family relationships? in our friendships?

Though my parents set a great example for me, I entered marriage with a selfish mindest. If it were not for the teachings of modern prophets about the importance of families, I would not have been committed to conquering the challenges that come with marriage and probably would have sought a divorce. Instead, because of our shared commitment to the gospel of Jesus Christ, my husband and I have learned to appreciate and enjoy each other more each year. We will soon celebrate our nine-year anniversary, more glad to be married now than we were even on our wedding day. I believe marriage is the highest, holiest and most satisfying relationship in this life. The prophet David O. McKay taught that "no other success can compensate for failure within the home." The way to happiness is through loving relationships with family members. We must learn to appreciate and serve our parents, siblings, spouse and children. We must stop finding fault with one another; we must speak and act with kindness; we must work and sacrifice for the good of our family. Through selflessness in the home, we find joy in life. Show more Show less