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Hi I'm Laura Ann

I'm a photographer, I love anything fun and competitive, I'm a convert, and...I'm a Mormon.

About Me

Well, besides the fact that I am a photographer and a convert, I am a student at a local community college majoring in photography. I live with my dad who got baptized the same day as me and I have two dogs, a Pom-Chi and an English Springer Spaniel. I do my best to be a good influence to the people around me, and becoming a member of the LDS church has made that so much easier. I am an extremely excitable person, who finds joy in the smallest things. I feel that life is a gift and that we should appreciate every day that we live. Since I became a member I appreciate life even more, and I am so happy, and proud that I am a daughter of our Heavenly Father.   

Why I am a Mormon

 Happiness, family, love, and truth. When I met our missionaries, I am pretty sure I had the same question most people have about them, why are they so happy? I had figured it was just how those two particular people were, until I walked into the church for the first time and was showered with smiles all around. Every single person was in a great mood and didn't seem to have a care in the world, but to the branch. I knew there was something bigger driving this happiness. It was, and is the Lord. As I began studying the scriptures and praying daily, I noticed huge improvements in my mood and outlook on life. I was one of the happy people, after I got baptized and received the Gift of the Holy Ghost, that happiness never went away. If I am having a bad day I do the one thing that I was always told by the missionaries, "never skip a day", meaning read and pray daily. So I pray, and my day gets brighter because I know that the Lord is listening, and he loves me and wants to see me smile. "God will never walk out on you. He'll be the father that you never knew, he loves you, more than words can say. He won't leave you when you need him the most and, His love is unconditional and you know, you put a smile upon his face." -Inhabited

How I live my faith

 Read and pray daily, "never skip a day". Go to church every Sunday. I am a Sunday school teacher and Second Counselor for Young Womens, so over the week I prepare my lessons, which gives me more time in the scriptures. I talk to people about being Mormon, if they have questions I don't shy away from them. I answer their questions to the best of my knowledge, and for things I can't answer I give them a mormon.org card so they can find more answers to their questions, and tell them to talk to the missionaries.

What is a “testimony” that Mormons speak of?

Laura Ann
 A testimony is your personal experiences that let you know that Jesus Christ is our savior, and the the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints is the true church of Jesus Christ restored on this Earth today. A testimony can vary in depth, from someone losing their keys, they prayed and then five minutes later they found them. To a deeper testimony of how Jesus Christ saved someones life, much like mine. Basically, a testimony is a story, an uplifting and moving story. But each time you bear your testimony, it grows because you feel the Spirit of the Lord and it's reassurance that He is there and He loves you. A testimony isn't something that is prepared, you just go up in front of your church and let the Lord speak through you. It's truly one of my favorite parts of being a member of this church, my testimony began to grow even before I was baptized, and it continues to grow more and more every day. Show more Show less