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Hi I'm Laura

I'm a single mom and a teacher. I found my way to Heavenly Father and Jesus Christ through my children, and I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I work pretty hard at teaching and being a good neighbor. I love going to events my kids are involved in -- band, plays, other artistic endeavors. I love to just curl up and read, sometimes for a whole day. My family bicycles and loves music and good films.

Why I am a Mormon

I knew I needed something. I thought it was a child. I found my knees and talked to my Father in Heaven for the first time in a long time. I made a deal with God (presumptuous, I know) that I would raise a child that He would give me in truth and light, that I would strive to lead that child on a path to be closer to God. I knew my Heavenly Father was listening. What I didn't realize at the time was how closely He listened and how long He had been waiting for me to call out to Him. The year my son was born was also the year my mom died, and I lost no time in trying to find the church. Luckily for me my mother-in-law is a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, so the first place I went to find our way was the Mormon Church. I felt an electricity when I'd attend the church, a literal tingling inside. I knew this was the place for my kids! After I'd joined the Church I continued to read about the beginnings of the LDS Church. It wasn't until I prayed about Joseph Smith being a prophet that I gained a strong testimony of the restoration of the Church of Jesus Christ. I know Jesus Christ leads this Church. I know Joseph Smith was a prophet. I know we have a prophet today, Thomas S. Monson.

How I live my faith

I try to visit people, go into their homes and be their friend. It's important that we reach out to help one another as a family, all children of a Heavenly Father. Some people are so angry or scared, they're afraid to be vulnerable enough to be a friend, so they need extra time.