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Hi I'm Laura Ginny

I am leading a fulfilling life as a young college student, devoted to my Savior and Heavenly Father.

About Me

Currently, I am studying English Education with a TESOL minor at Brigham Young University-Idaho. Reading is my escape from the World. When I feel like my problems are significant to care about, I pick up a novel by Toni Morrison and realize my challenges are insignificant to those faced by others. I love to make other people laugh. It makes me feel human, and reminds me how wonderful it is that we experience happiness and joy. My second favorite past time is collecting antiques. I feel a responsibility to collect things other people don't want anymore. I worry that as generation after generation passes, we lose sentimentality in objects that belonged to our loved ones, things they touched. If no one else thinks an old photo or journal is special enough to keep, I'll keep it for them. Family matters. Not a day goes by that I do not think of my two sisters, awesome brother, loving parents, and chunky nieces and nephew. I'm the lucky youngest child with three siblings I watched mess up over and over. While I definitely make my own mistakes, I'm blessed to learn from theirs :) I look forward to spending eternity with my family as we have been sealed together. I know that there will be no greater joy than spending this time with them, my Savior and loving Heavenly Father.

Why I am a Mormon

I am a Mormon because it makes life feel right. There is no other source of joy that comes close to equating with the joy felt with living a consecrated and purpose filled life.

How I live my faith

I live my life for my Savior Jesus Christ. It has come to my understanding that when we consecrate our lives for the Savior and promise to live for Him, He will always return blessings to us. Other people here in this life will not do the same. Others are not perfect like our Savior and Heavenly Father are perfect. Doctrine and Covenants 82:10 states, "I the Lord am bound when ye do what I say but when ye do not what I say, ye have no promise." In comparison, 1 Nephi 4:1 accounts the story of Nephi going forth and being led by the Spirit, "not knowing beforehand the things I should do." This is a promising formula we are provided with. If we apply these principles of living life by faith even when we do not know what to do and trust the Savior that he will reward us ten fold for the things we have done, we will never be disappointed. While we will be disappointed and frustrated with people we encounter here on this Earth, the Savior will never leave us hanging or in need. Living my life this way has taught me the importance of the Eternal Perspective. Every day as I decide what to do with my time, I think about things that will build up my treasures in heaven. In learning to forfeit certain social activities and experiences some might think are required in the coming years of life, it has come to my attention that no one can get in my way of worshiping my Savior unless I allow that to happen. Thus, I do not let any distractions or inappropriate activities or others intrude my worship. I can worship my Savior wherever and whenever no matter what those around me are choosing to do. I can only control my own actions, so why try to change those of others?

What do Mormons believe about family?

Laura Ginny
We believe that families further the purposes of God. Without family, the purposes of God would be frustrated. Families allow us to live a life outside of ourselves as we understand and practice principles of selflessness and sacrifice. When we are successful in developing healthy and loving family bonds, we come closer to Christ and are more apt to love others as He did and does. Show more Show less