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Hi I'm Laura

I love to meet people, I love to be outside, read every chance I get, and I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I am living my dream life. I married a good man and we have six children, three boys and three girls. We have been blessed with trials and blessings and everything in between. We both graduated from college and set on an adventure moving through six states. Now we are at the stage of life where our children are heading to college. I have wanted this kind of life here on earth from the earliest memory I have. I love being a wife and mother. I love being with my family. I am grateful for Jesus Christ for making it possible for me to be forgiven and progress.

Why I am a Mormon

When I was 3 years old, my Aunt took me to an LDS church. At the time, the children met during the week. I distinctly remember walking into the chapel and singing "I am a child of God." It was a tangible feeling that I knew I was a child of God. I felt good and I felt happy. I wish the rest of my life were that easy! I was baptized at 8 years old and struggled as I entered those pre-teen and adolescent years. I kept going to church because I felt good. It wasn't always easy. I decided to go away to school and I was accepted to an out of state school. Being alone, and needing direction, I prayed fervently to do what was right. I made some decisions that year. At age 18 that I would do all in my power to follow Jesus Christ for the rest of my life. It is not always what my extended family chose or chooses today. Nevertheless, it has changed my life and given me strength when I have felt I didn't have any. I love my Savior Jesus Christ, I know He lives. I know that I am a child of our Heavenly Father and He knows me. I know the Holy Ghost is real and testifies of Jesus Christ. I have never regretted my decision to be baptized into the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.

How I live my faith

My faith is who I am and why I exist. I love to spend every moment with my family that I am able, we read together, play together, study together, and listen to each other. I live each day preparing for the Sabbath. I pray morning and night. I study my scriptures, especially the Book of Mormon every day. I exercise to keep my body strong to serve. I attend the temple weekly. I strive to serve my neighbors by helping when needed. I love visiting them, taking dinners to neighbors. I serve currently on the Preparedness Committee. That means that for our neighborhood I help prepare for impending disasters. I also volunteer with missionaries and role play each week. My favorite service right now is serving in the Special Needs Mutual. I have such great joy interacting with these young women each Thursday. They are incredible and teach me of our Saviors love for each of us. I try to smile each day at all I pass and listen carefully so I may know how to serve and reach out to lighten someones load.

Why is it important for us to take care of our bodies? Why are our bodies called temples of God in the Bible?

I actually have had to make some changes in my life with this! I very much believe that our experience on earth is an important process. As such, we have been given bodies to achieve those goals. Our bodies are important. If we keep them healthy, we are better able to serve. I was certainly abstaining from alcohol and tobacco. However I was not getting the rest I needed and eating the good foods that I should. I have made changes and my body feels better and I am more able to serve and feel the Holy Ghost. Our bodies are great blessings and as such considered temples of God. He can dwell with us, if we have room to receive Him.  Show more Show less