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Hi I'm Lara

I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I grew up in Idaho, the youngest of seven children. I went to college at Brigham Young University where I studied English and Latin. My husband and I met my junior year and were married shortly after my graduation. I worked as a Senior Writer/Editor while my husband finished up school. We now live in Arizona and have 4 children--2 boys and 2 girls. I am fortunate to get to stay at home with my kids and they keep me very busy! In my free time I love to read, write, run, hike, travel and spend time with my family.

Why I am a Mormon

I was born with parents who were members of the church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. I grew up reading the scriptures and being taught about Jesus. I had a very happy childhood. There came a point in my life where I no longer wanted to rely on my parent's testimony but wanted to know for myself if the teachings of the church were true. I was 12 years old when I had a very special spiritual experience. I prayed to God asking if the church was true. I wanted to know if Jesus was the Christ. The spirit strongly testified to my young soul that indeed these things were good and true. I have never deviated from that testimony. Now as a young Mother, I am so grateful for the gospel principles. Because of Christ, my family is a forever family. This means that when I die, my husband and children will still be mine in the next life. I love my family with all my heart and could not imagine an existence without them. The gospel of Jesus Christ provides a way for us to be together forever.

How I live my faith

I try to live my faith through the Golden Rule - the philosophy of treating others as we ourselves would like to be treated. Reading the scriptures about the life of Jesus Christ provides me with the perfect example to follow. I am not perfect in living my faith. I am not even close! But I find great relief in knowing that when I mess up, I can turn to my Heavenly Father and repent. Because of his son, my Savior, I will receive a remission of my sins.