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Hi I'm Lauren

I'm a new wife, a banker, and I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I was born and raised in Los Angeles, California. When I was 12 or 13, my family and I moved to Phoenix, Arizona, where I finished high school and college. I have worked in the financial world for almost 8 years--starting as a teller when I was 18. My husband is an Image Analyst for the U.S. Air Force.

Why I am a Mormon

I haven't always been a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints. Before I joined the Church I was missing something, but I didn't even realize that I was. When I went to my friend's parents' home though, I knew I felt something different. I felt calm. There wasn't anything particularly "calming" about the home that I could see--no zen fountain or soothing music. This was a different type of calm. It was peaceful and loving. The more time I spent in their home the more I came to realize that it wasn't a one-time feeling. Every time I went over, I got that same feeling. I started asking more questions about what Mormons believe. I was raised Catholic, attended a Catholic grade school and a Catholic high school, but had questions about some of the doctrine. Eventually, I met with our Church's missionaries and learned more. As they taught me, and as I began to pray to my Heavenly Father, I began to come to know that I am a daughter of God and that this Church is the only true Church on the Earth today. The Gospel is a Gospel of hope--that we can be forgiven of our past no matter how far gone we thing we are. That we will see our loved ones again, and all manner of sickness or weakness will be no more. I love being a Mormon. I love the happiness that has come into my life as a result of learning about the Gospel. If you are interested in learning more, please do. Make the decision for yourself--through sincere prayer to your Father in Heaven. Remember, in James 1:5 "If any of you lack wisdom, let him ask of God"

How I live my faith

I teach the young women of our church, girls ages 8-11. We do all sorts of activities, all that help build their self-esteem and realize their divine worth. We have fun--whether we are doing a craft, learning a new skill (they just learned how to knit), fundraising, or just talking and laughing.

Are Mormons Christians?

Simply put, yes. We believe that Christ is our Redeemer--his sacrifice was the only way possible for us to return to our Father in Heaven. He is the Savior of the world. Show more Show less