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Hi I'm Laurel

I am trying to like jogging, I love music, and I really believe the glass is ALWAYS half full! I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I am a busy wife and mother. I have 3 children from 2 marriages, and was blessed in 2010 to have all of my children sealed to me in the Temple of the Lord! Wow - I am truly blessed!! I love to read, listen to 80's alternative music, and work part-time at my local elementary school helping students learn to be better readers. I am hoping to complete my first half-marathon this year by running it with one of my brothers in St. George, Utah in November. I spend my Sundays attending my church meetings and enjoying quality time with my family. I am grateful to have the Sabbath day set aside to worship and put the outside world and daily worries on the back burner for a day. I look forward to time spent at home with family. Oh, and I cannot forget our sweet dog Roxy - a lab/German shepherd mix that is 5 years old and definitely a part of the family. I get to live in Utah, which means I get to hike in beautiful mountains in the summer and enjoy sledding on the snow in the winter (ya, I do not snowboard or ski...) Life doesn't get much better than this!

Why I am a Mormon

The gospel of Jesus Christ brings so much joy and happiness into my life. It makes me a better mom to my children, and a better spouse. I want my children to grow up happy, self-confident, and having a great respect for ALL other people - and being a Mormon makes all of that so much easier for all of us!

How I live my faith

I try to set a Christlike example to those around me. I love it when people ask me if I am a Mormon - because this hopefully means they can see the ABSOLUTE JOY that the Gospel brings into my life. I attend church every Sunday for 3 hours, and get to teach Sunday School every so often. I love our prophet, President Monson, and listen to the counsel he gives on living a life more like that of my Savior, Jesus Christ. I want those around me to be happy. I love this church!

Are all Mormons required to serve a mission?

Laurel
No, not at all. The young men of the church are strongly encouraged to go on a mission when they turn 19, and young women that are at least 21 and invited to serve a mission as well. They DO have to be single. Couples that are older, and usually retired from work, are often excited to serve a mission together. Serving a mission is totally optional - but what a great opportunity to share the joy the gospel brings! Show more Show less