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Hi I'm Laurence

I grew up in France, I am an archeologist, a wife, a mother of eight and I am a Mormon

About Me

I was born in France in 1964 and was raised in the Catholic faith. By the time I was 12, I began questioning whether or not my church of birth was the right church and this started me investigating many religions of the world. My search ended when in 1984, at age 20. I met with the LDS missionaries, and was baptized in 1984. I received a degree in Archeology and planned on working in the field of Roman and Greek Archeology around the Mediterranean Sea. In 1986, I fell in love with an American man who was a member of the same Church and moved to the USA in 1987. I married my fiance in the Seattle Temple and we are now parents of 8 children who range in age between 22 and 10. I enjoy gardening, knitting, researching the histories of my ancestors, exercising, volunteering at my children's schools and going to the temple.

Why I am a Mormon

I am a Mormon because I love the Gospel of Christ. I searched for years for the correct church I wanted to join. At age 12, I started, out of love for a grandmother whose own mom had died giving birth to her and had had no contact with the maternal side of her family, to research her genealogy, This grew into a passion for both of us and I reunited her with some members of her family. I had a little bit of exposure back then to the Family History Library in Salt Lake City for research purposes. I moved to attend college at age 18 and my apartment neighbors were Mormon Missionaries. I knocked on their door and asked them for more information on a church and the purpose of temple when it came to families. The decision to be baptized was the best I ever made, my second best being my choice of Eternal companion.

How I live my faith

I am lucky enough to be a stay at home mother and to be able to spend time with my children and to try and raise them to be good people. Family is of utmost importance to me. A great majority of my time is spent teaching them and taxiing them to their various after school activities. I love to volunteer at the schools my children attend, be it as a library helper or simply by driving children on field trips. I help people with their genealogy research if they need help. I love to sing and participate in my congregation's choir and in a bigger choir composed of members of several congregations. We sing at events in the community and of course, during our worship services. At Church, I serve among young women ages 12 to 18. I love teaching these beautiful young ladies. I also have a calling visiting other female members of my congregation and sharing my testimony with them and offering them my help as needed.