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Hi I'm Lauri.

I'm a wife, mother of seven, a brand new grandmother, and second of ten children. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I grew up living in Nebraska, England, Michigan, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Virginia, Texas (twice), Japan, and Alabama where I graduated from high school. All the places I lived did not have very many Mormons. I always wanted to attend Brigham Young University so I could be around others who were of the same faith. As it turned out, two of my five roommates my freshman year were Catholic! I met my husband at BYU, we married, and after two children, I graduated from BYU by completing one semester's worth of home study courses in four years. Whew! My husband and I have seven children - three of which are married. We have one grandson and one granddaughter. I love to sew, crochet, read, run, swim, play sports, and play the piano, organ, and flute. Since all my children are in school or graduated, I became an emergency substitute teacher.

Why I am a Mormon

I've always had a testimony of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. I love my Heavenly Father and His Son Jesus Christ. In fact, when I was little, I wanted so much to be like Him that I told my mother that if I was not a Mormon, I'd be Jewish so that I could be like Jesus! I know that we can receive promptings and inspiration from the third member of the Godhead - the Holy Ghost. I love the teachings Christ gave to us. I love having a living prophet on the earth who helps me live a better life and helps me teach my children. I don't have to guess what would be the best thing to do. I love my family and I am grateful that one of our teachings is eternal family relationships.

How I live my faith

I am currently working at church with the teen-age girls who are 14 and 15 years old. We work on becoming the best we can be by participating in a program called Personal Progress. Adults and youth both work on studying scriptures and applying them to their lives, doing projects that benefit others as well as ourselves, and learning how to live a better life. I have served my community by participating in my children's sports activities as a coach and a referee. I chaired our elementary school's variety show for 16 years. Each year our church group does small acts of service as well as one major day of service for our community.