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Hi I'm Laurence Boswell

I love Psychology. I love photography. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I'm a young adult, currently a Freshman in college. I'm studying Psychology and wish to help others in the future by becoming a therapist or a clinical psychologist. My hobbies include playing tennis and racquetball. Those are my two favorite sports. I also enjoy creating art work, and trying to improve on my talents. I've been playing the piano for quite some time now, and enjoy learning new and intricate songs.

Why I am a Mormon

I've had the privilege and opportunity to grow up in the church, both of my parents being active members. Just because I've been a member my whole life, unfortunately doesn't mean I always had a testimony and realization of how much this church has blessed my life. The turning point in my life took place my Junior year of high school, when I moved to a different state. I had the chance to meet new people whose character traits had a profound impact on my life. I wanted to be just like them, and really have a testimony of Jesus Christ and His church. I starting reading the Book of Mormon, said my prayers every night, and went to church on Sunday's with a positive attitude. Eventually, I had the chance to tour special church sites, such as Nauvoo and Carthage Jail (where the prophet Joseph Smith was martyred). My testimony started to sprout from that point forward. I've learned through past experience the power of the atonement, and how much love Jesus Christ has for his children. He gives us so many opportunities to make it back to Him and one day live in His Kingdom. I'm grateful and truly blessed to know that when I mess up, I can turn to my Father in Heaven and repent of my sins, and become clean again. I have a testimony and pure love for Jesus Christ and everything he does for me. I've felt his love, and his support when faced with trials or afflictions. I'm continually building my testimony, and realizing just how many blessings God has given me. I love Him. I love this church. And I love being a Mormon.

How I live my faith

While attending college, I've had many opportunities to live my faith and become active in church callings. Currently, I'm a leader for a group of six men and six women in my ward who meet every Monday and hold a "family" night. I get to direct a lesson and activity that our "family" participates in. A prayer is usually given, and then a spiritual thought proceeds. After that, we participate in a fun, wholesome activity that usually includes some type of sport or board/card game. This calling has really helped me to become a leader, and become more spiritually open with the people around me. Another opportunity that I am blessed to have is the opportunity of hometeaching youth in my ward. My roommate and I go once a month to certain individuals and share with them spiritual messages. It has been wonderful to be able to serve others in my ward, and teach them once a month.