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Hi I'm Lauren Kay

I grew up on the east coast. I'm a convert. I'm a scholar. I'm a vegetarian. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I'm Lauren Kay! I have had a career in the communications and graphic design field, with a deep interest in nonprofit management. I studied photography for awhile and still dabble in portraiture. I am currently working on a degree in Ancient Hebrew and Judaism, with which I would like to teach at a university. I love to read and write. I am, as embarrassing as this is to admit, a blogger. I love to cook luxurious vegetarian meals and I was a vegan for almost 2 years.

Why I am a Mormon

As a convert to The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, I know well life without a sure understanding of God. I spent a long time feeling dissatisfied by my answers to the basic questions of life: Why am I who I am? How did I get here? Is this world all just a cosmic accident? I was introduced to the Church by a friend in May 2006 and was baptized shortly thereafter. I decided to take this big step for a myriad of reasons, all of which pointed to the actual and literal reality of the life and mission of Jesus Christ and the restoration of His church on the earth. I knew of its truth and I felt its truth. In the end, that's all I needed to know. Since then, I have discovered Mormonism's infinite capacity for truth. As Christ's church on the earth, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints is heir to an eternity of God's truth. As a member of this Church, I am privileged to call upon that knowledge to embolden my ever-intimate relationship with my Savior.

How I live my faith

I live my faith every day! The covenants I have made with my Heavenly Father reach into the minute details of my every day life, not just to my participation in Church meetings on Sundays. I have been blessed with the opportunity to teach my peers the Gospel during Church on Sundays, as well as participate in scripture study one evening each week. I spend time conversing with my Father each day about the big and minutely small details of my life. I find joy in reading from the Scriptures each day and I have found answers to my prayers in its pages.

Do Mormons regard the Bible as Holy Scripture and the word of God?

Lauren Kay
The Bible is absolutely the word of God and a very important volume of sacred and holy scripture. Some of my most treasured interactions with the scriptures have occurred while studying the Bible. I love and revere the Bible as an integral collection of writings about the Gospel of Jesus Christ. Whereas the Old Testament records the interactions of God with the Jews and the New Testament is a witness of Jesus Christ, the Book of Mormon is as well. We have been blessed with the gift of the Book of Mormon, which stands together with the Bible as an additional witness of Christ and His dealings with His people. Show more Show less