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Hi I'm Lauren

I'm a swimmer, I'm a cancer survivor, and I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I'm nineteen years old, and I was born into The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints. I am the youngest of five children in my family, with four older brothers. I'm a nutrition major at a local university, although I have many interests academically that extend beyond nutrition. I have an odd love for programming languages, and for sciences of all kind. I tutor in math on and off. When I have free time from school, I enjoy recreational reading. In fact, if I'm given the chance, I become a true bookworm. I've been a swimmer for as long as I can remember, and have always loved it. I did ballet for nearly eight years as a child, although I was never to be seen in pink other than recitals, despite my mothers wishes. My older brothers had too much of an influence on my style choices, so I rarely was dressed in frills with bows in my hair. When I was thirteen years old, I was diagnosed with Leukemia. I am a cancer survivor, and I'm proud to be a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints.

Why I am a Mormon

I was born into the church. My mom was also born into the church, but my father was not. Growing up, the gospel was always a strength in my life. When I was thirteen, I was diagnosed with Leukemia. Going through treatments, knowing about my relationship with my Heavenly Father was always a strength to me, and I am extremely grateful to that. My testimony is still evolving today, although I know that I am a member of the true church. I know that my Heavenly Father loves me, and cares about me. I also know that trials in this life make us stronger, and have the potential to build our relationship with our Heavenly Father and our Savior. I continue to live the gospel today because I know its true, and perfect.

How I live my faith

The members of a church can make a huge difference. I live my faith by trying to be a friendly face to everyone, and being involved as much as I can. In high school, I was in the leadership of the Young Women's group of my age. By serving as well as I could, I was able to influence many of the members who were my age. Another way I live my faith is through service. A large part of the Savior's ministry on Earth was spent in service to others. I feel like in trying to strive to be like Christ, service is a large part.