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Hi I'm Launi

I fix computers, play French horn in a brass quintet, and always have a magic trick up my sleeve. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I worked for 17 years at Microsoft. Currently, I work part-time as an office manager for a physical therapy office in a small community in Eastern Washington. I also own a small business where I get to fix misbehaving computers and teach people how to simplify and enrich their lives through the use of modern technology. I married in my mid-30s and never got the chance to have children of my own, but I work very hard to be the favorite aunt to my ~20 nieces and nephews. I am the oldest of 9 siblings, and am proud to say that each of my brothers and sisters have grown up to be really great people. My parents, who happen to be 2 of my all-time favorite heroes, have been married for more than 40 years and are still very much in love. I love music, sing a pretty decent alto, and have played the French horn (trombone and trumpet too) semi-professionally since high school. Currently I play in a brass quintet and other small ensembles at various community events. I love learning new skills, meeting new people, solving problems, and teaching others. I also love reading, stargazing, history, computers, geology, doing sleight-of-hand magic tricks, and taking time to step back from the busy-ness of life to smell the roses. Life is good.

Why I am a Mormon

Because my parents were both active members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints when I was born, I was naturally raised in the church. But that is not why I chose to become a member myself, or why I continue to be an active member today. True, when I was a child, I often went to church meetings because my parents said, “Get in the car.” But I decided for myself at an early age, and on numerous occasions since then, that this was where I wanted to be, and that the truths the Church teaches are what I wanted to follow. Because I was raised with strong moral, ethical, and spiritual values, and because I decided to make them my own personal values, I have never had to worry about things like teen pregnancy or substance abuse. Because my parents practiced what they taught us, I also never had to grow up in a broken home. As a result, I enjoy good health, a sharp mind, and a positive outlook on life. These values are anchors and rudders I rely on as I navigate the turbulent waters of life. Don’t get me wrong - my life has not been easy or free of trials, frustrations, and challenges. But having strong values and knowing that my Savior, Jesus Christ, loves me - this has brought me inner peace in even the most troubled of times. I am certain that I would be a very different person indeed if I did not have the gospel of Jesus Christ in my life. I am grateful every day for the blessings my faith brings me.

How I live my faith

I have taught numerous Sunday School lessons about God and Jesus Christ, scriptures, teachings of ancient and modern prophets, and values to children, youth, and adults. I also help people learn how to use computers and other technology. I most enjoy teaching and learning from young children and the youth of the church.