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Hi I'm Laura

I'm a Mormon.

About Me

 I was baptized into the Church two years ago. I love to run, rock climb and enjoy Colorado!

Why I am a Mormon

 I was baptized on January 18th of 2009. I went to church with a friend of mine and my best friend, who was baptized on the same day with me. We met with the missionaries for two weeks before we set a date. I wasn't truly converted until I attended a new convert fireside. We had gone to a baptism for a girl in the nearby family ward and later she spoke about her conversion. It was her testimony that brought me the most comfort in my decision. It has been one I have never regretted and I hope that my testimony will someday have the effect that that girl's did on me.

How I live my faith

In my daily life, I go to Institute classes Church classes three times a week. This semester we're learning about the New Testament, which I find really interesting since I feel like I've only really been religious for the last two years since joining. I enjoy visit teaching, where I get to teach a monthly lesson to a few of my friends from church. Home teaching also benefits me spiritually as I enjoy being taught more about our Heavenly Father from our priesthood holders in the Church. I am in charge of planning activities for our women in the Church to participate in. I get to plan service projects as well as fun get-togethers and it's been really fun and rewarding. I love the people I am involved with and the dynamic of our singles ward is one of my favorite parts of hanging out at our Institute from day to day.

What is the Mormon lifestyle like? How do Mormons live?

Laura
My favorite part about the Mormon lifestyle is how often I see blessings for doing the right things. Everything in our lives is a choice, whether it be to live by the principles of our Church or not, we are always given the agency to choose between right and wrong. However, because we know the great blessings that come from doing the righteous things our Church teaches, we tend to follow the principles faithfully. Show more Show less