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Hi I'm Laura

I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I'm a stay-at-home mother of two. I taught middle school English for two years before I became a mother. I loved sharing my passion for reading and writing with 12 and 13 year olds and hope to return to the classroom when my children are older. For now, my home is my classroom. I love reading with my children, too, and they have learned to love books just like me. I also enjoy crafting and sewing when I get a free moment to myself--which isn't very often. I enjoy learning new skills and trying out new patterns. Being a mother is more than just taking care of my kids. It's a whole new world of learning and gaining new knowledge.

Why I am a Mormon

I was baptized and became a member of the LDS church when I turned 8 years old. I remember meeting with my bishop before the big day and him asking if I understood what I was choosing. I remember talking to my parents and them asking me if I was ready to make the choice and be responsible for my actions. I knew it was a big decision, but I also knew it was the right decision. Since that day, over 20 years ago, I haven't looked back. I know, to this day, that I made the right decision to be baptized. I'm a Mormon because I believe in Jesus Christ. I believe in Heavenly Father's plan for us on this earth. I believe we were sent here for a reason--to gain a body and experience mortal life. I'm a Mormon because I know in order to get through this mortal experience, I need the help and comfort from a loving Heavenly Father. My knowledge of why we are here and where we are going helps me get through the difficult trials we all face as well as the day-to-day routine. I'm a Mormon because I can't imagine my life without the Gospel.

How I live my faith

I work with the youth in my ward. I LOVE working with 12-18 year olds. They are at such a vulnerable time in their lives and I believe the LDS church helps them make righteous decisions that will affect not just their lives, but the lives of their future families as well. I love seeing them each week at church and teaching them about important Gospel principles such as faith, repentance, eternal marriage, and virtue. I love to visit with them about their lives, their hopes and dreams, their fears and weaknesses. I know I can be an influence for good when I serve them each week at church and during the week at our mid-week activities. I also know they encourage me to be better through their faith and example of good. Seeing them deal with trials and struggles at school and with friends, encourages me to be stronger through my own trials.