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Hi I'm Lara

I'm a daughter. I'm a sister. I live off of laughter. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I am a young single adult who feels that the greatest career in this life for a woman is to be a wife and mother. With that as my focus, I would be able to truly help my future children be more loving and kind through my example because they will be able to see my actions and how important family is to me. However, to get into that "career field" a woman needs her other half! :) In the meantime, while I am still single, I am cultivating myself with knowledge and experience and finding ways to better serve my community and the world around me. I currently work as a daycare provider and am starting a new job as a bank teller. I am attending school to get my Bachelors degree in Health Studies with an emphasis in Health Sciences. I am so excited to accomplish new things and to discover hidden talents that I never knew I had. I feel the more you serve others with a genuine spirit the more the Lord pours out his blessings on you and I am so grateful for opportunities I have to serve.

Why I am a Mormon

I was raised in the church but when I reached my teen years and early adult years I was really skeptical and unsure about what I desired out of life and what I believed. I experienced a lot of heartache from choices I had made and from choices other people around me had made. Those choices have impacted my life greatly. None of the "worldly things" seemed to make me happy. I attended many other churches that had really good messages but not all areas seemed to ring true. I had remembered something I learned as a child. The Lord loves His children. He knows each of them personally. He knows of the trials each person faces. I was taught that because He loves us if we come to Him sincerely, He will direct us and guide us as to what we should do or at least help us to realize what we shouldn't be doing. I decided to sincerely pray about the church and about the Book of Mormon. The answer came to me in a sweet, simple, clarity-of-mind feeling. The spirit witnessed to me that the gospel of Jesus Christ is on the earth today and what I had learned as a child and youth was true. From that point on, I have been determined that no matter how many times I may face difficulty I must continue to rely on the Lord and His gospel. As I have done this the Lord has lifted me and supported me. There were times when I felt completely broken but as I held tight to what I knew, I would feel the sweet promptings of the spirit reminding me of who I was and what I needed to do. The Lord doesn’t hold the righteous or the unrighteous exempt from trials. We all must face them. Whether it be divorce, feelings of loneliness, health problems, overcoming addictions or the death of a close family member, He knows our sorrows and is willing to help us carry our griefs. We have to continue to press forward with all of our energy and all of our heart. He will not leave us comfortless. This gospel is complete, whole and true and that is why I'm Mormon.

How I live my faith

I am one of the ward missionaries for our young single adult ward. I absolutely love it! I live my faith by helping other people feel loved and important. When I am able to help teach others about how much their heavenly father loves them and to see them feel of that love, the joy I feel is so hard to explain. I live my faith by teaching others the principles that will help them find true happiness in this life. Happiness is one of the universal things people are looking for and there is no greater experience then helping others find the sincere joy that comes from living a life where you strive to better yourselves and the world around you by living the gospel of Jesus Christ. Another way I live my faith is by trying to be like our Savior. The only actions we are really in control of is our own. As we choose to work on ourselves and become better people-more selfless, more teachable, more giving- we become more like our Savior and are truly living our faith.