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Hi I'm Laura!

I'm an identical twin, a single mom of three & an elementary teacher. I try to live my life the best way I know how. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

Life doesn't always take us down the paths we planned. Life happens and our lives are really in God's hands. I'm divorced with three beautiful children. I love being a mom, but I have to work too. I'm a 5th grade teacher which gives me even more children to love and teach besides my own. I know how a day can seem to be over before it feels like it's even started. When I have free time I love to go dancing, scrapbook, curl up in a comfy chair and read, play with my kids, watch movies, or to plan the next way I'm going to decorate my house or landscape my yard. The days don't seem long enough, that's for sure, but I make the best of every day that I can.  I spent the majority of my childhood in a small community in south eastern Idaho, however before the age of 9 I had lived in 5 states and 7 different cities. I'm glad to say that I don't move around that often anymore. However, it did give me a unique perspective and opportunity to visit many different parts of the country. My faith is a huge part of who I am. My testimony has sustained me through many hard trials. If it weren't for my knowledge that I have a Heavenly Father (God), who loves me. I don't know where I'd be today. Thankfully I know that trials help make me stronger and better than I was before.

Why I am a Mormon

I might have grown up with the church, but I have a strong conviction and testimony of the truth of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. I believe that each person has to be truly converted and know for themselves that the Gospel is true to truly let the Savior be a part of their lives. I've known since I was a little girl that all the things taught here are true! Times have not always been easy, but I've held to my beliefs. My ultimate goal is to return home to my Father in Heaven, and I live my life so that I'll be worthy of my goal when that time comes. 

How I live my faith

The best way to describe how I live my faith is to be an example to those around, to practice what I preach. At the moment my calling is to be a visiting teacher and the chorister in relief society, or I lead the women in singing the Hymns during our meeting on Sunday. I love being able to go and visit with other women in my ward on a regular basis, to find out how they're doing, and to strengthen my own friendships. I try to live each day so that the Holy Ghost can be my constant companion and guide. On a daily basis, I strive to teach my children what I believe. I hope they gain their own firm conviction that the Gospel is true.

Do Mormons worship Joseph Smith?

Mormons do not worship Joseph Smith, however, we do believe that he was a prophet foreordained to help restore the Gospel truths in their fullness to the Earth after the apostles from Christ's time had been killed and priesthood authority was taken from the Earth. The gospel teaches us how Christ is our Savior, and a literal descendent of God, our Eternal Father. Show more Show less

Can a husband and wife be together forever? Do Mormons believe that families will live together in heaven?

I believe and the church teaches that the prophet Elijah restored the sealing power to the Earth. In the LDS temples the sealing power is used to give the promise that families can be together forever. Even though I am now divorced, I have been given this promise. Because of this, I know that my children will be a part of my family forever. Death won't end me, my children, or our relationship. Show more Show less