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Hi I'm Laura

I've lived in Layton, Utah for most of my life. I love singing, writing, reading, and making jewelry. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I love to sing. I enjoy creative writing. I really like reading. Bookstores are a huge weakness of mine. I already need another bookcase. I like making jewelry. I mostly work with glass beads. I like making figurines out of polymer clay. I used to hate crafts as a teenager believe it or not. My favorite color is purple. I'm a huge Disney fan. My favorite books are "The Count of Monte Cristo" by Alexander Dumas, "The Princess Bride" by William Goldman, "Emma" and "Pride and Prejudice" by Jane Austen, and "Beauty" by Robin Mckinley. I can read these books over an over and not get tired of them. I listen to almost any genre of music excepting rap and screamo. I'm particularly fond of "Phantom of the Opera", "Carrie Underwood", and very recently "Never Shout Never". My favorite food is mashed potatoes with gravy in a dinner roll. And my very favorite thing in laughing with those I love.

Why I am a Mormon

I was born and raise in the church by two wonderful parents who shared their testimonies with me whenever they could. I grew up loving the gospel and never doubting it. I've gained a strong, unwavering testimony of this church. I love having the knowledge that I am a daughter of a loving Heavenly Father who knows me personally and individually. I love having the reassurance that Jesus Christ atoned for my sins so that even though I am far from perfect, I can return home to the arms of my Savior and Heavenly Father. This is a gospel of hope and love. It has shaped every bit of my life.

How I live my faith

I don't currently have a calling as I'm in the transition mode of getting ready to move and get married in the next couple of months. I have been asked to substitute teach for a class of 14-15 year olds. Previously I was the ward chorister for the past few years in my old single's ward.

What are Mormon women like? Do Mormons believe in equality of men and women?

Men and women are completely equal beings. Neither gender is considered more important than the other. Man is nothing without the woman, and woman is nothing without the man. Men and women complement each other with their differences. In an actual church capacity, both men and women teach. It is true that men hold the priesthood, but women have the privilege of womanhood which is equally as special and important. God is no respecter of persons, gender differences included. I know a few women who join this church because they felt equally as loved and important as men. Show more Show less