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Hi I'm Laina

I am an Idaho raised girl, mother and grandmother, and I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I am a wife, a mother and grand mother. Ever since I was a little girl, all I ever wanted to "be" was a mother! I have loved every minute of it, even the difficult times. I love and am grateful for my religion. It brings me much peace and joy. I believe these feelings come from the revealed truths of who we are, brothers and sisters, and the many opportunities we have to serve each other.

Why I am a Mormon

When I was 14 I began hanging around with the "wrong crowd". I started swearing and misbehaving. My mother and I always had a good relationship and communicated well with each other. When this relationship began to change and she sensed she was losing me, she knew she needed to go back to church. Her mother had joined the church in Germany and the children were all baptized. Some were active, my mother fell out of activation. Still, the teachings were in her heart and so to church we went. Every Sunday we went to church and every Monday night we had Family Home Evening. I missed my so called "friends". She said "Laina, if they are really your friends, they will come to church with us and join us for Family Home Evening". No one came. I started making friends with one of the girls in my ward and before long, I started liking church. I read the Book of Mormon, and at the age of 14, I received my testimony that the church was true. I believe my mother saved me from a miserable life of drugs and alcohol by taking me to church. I am grateful she changed her life too and we went together. I love her for that! Thanks mom!

How I live my faith

I have served in many organizations in the church, yet my favorite is that of being a Visiting Teacher. I have a stewardship over three sisters in my ward. Each month I visit them and take them a spiritual message. I usually find that during the month they are often on my mind. I pray for them, think about ways of helping them, and enjoy the friendships that develop from being their visiting teacher. I find that I receive strength in the gospel by praying daily, reading my scriptures and uplifting books, having gratitude for my food, my home, my family and all of my many blessings. I thank the Lord daily for all he has given me. Living the law of tithing has shown me that no matter what happens, all my needs will be met. Each month I give 10% of my increase. I have witnessed many miracles by living this law of abundance.