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Hi I'm Lauren

I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I'm a stay-at-home mom with one gorgeous little toddler and a really great husband. I grew up on the east coast and have huge passions for music, concerts, singing, traveling, anything disney, speaking portuguese, watching ballet, playing games, and making great lifetime friends. I graduated with a degree in Interpersonal Communications/Nutrition, and attended culinary school briefly. The best jobs I've ever had were working for Disney World and all of the years I spent working in radio! I come from a divorced family and didn't grow up a mormon. I met missionaries in NY and converted as a teenager. Joining the church goes down as the single best decision I've ever made.

Why I am a Mormon

Simple, the gospel forever changed my life. I grew up in another faith. My family was and still is very strong in that faith. As I attended their church I always seemed to have so many questions about life. Unfortunately, they were never able to provide me with any real answers. I found myself questioning the things I was suppose to believe in, and I didn't agree with many of the things taught. Although I was just a child I knew things were different; I knew God had to be different, and I knew there had to be answers out there. I had my own beliefs, but I didn't have anyone or anything to back them up, nothing to validate what I felt deep within. Long story short, as a teenager I met the missionaries and the discussions I had with them changed my life. I learned I was born of a Heavenly Father, who was so invested in me that He sent the missionaries to bring me the truth. I learned that I lived with Him before this life, about the Plan of Salvation, the Word of Wisdom. It literally changed my life and woke me up to what life is all about and what's possible to obtain in life and after. Being a mormon doesn't make life any easier or prevent trials from happening. In fact for awhile it seemed to make things harder. My family didn't accept the decision I made to be baptized and to be mormon. Sometimes I felt so alone in my family. But what becoming mormon gave me was what I needed to be able to stand strong through the hard times, it's helped me make sense of life on earth, and it's taught me how to navigate through life with lasting happiness. It was by far the biggest life changing decision I ever made, but I would never go back to life without the gospel. The church encourages personal prayer and personal revelation. I feel so incredibly blessed to be able to raise a family with this foundation and to know they will have the gospel to guide them in this incredibly scary world. The blessings I receive from living this faith are priceless.

How I live my faith

Each week I attend Sunday meetings with my family. I was able to teach the 7 year olds for a year. It made my heart melt to hear them talk about their Savior and Heavenly Father, and just the gospel in general. Now I'm so excited to be working with the girls ages 12-17! Once a week I get to attend youth activities with the young men and young women. We have so much fun, and I'm able to watch them learn about who they really are, serve others, and become the best that they can be. It's so awesome to have an opportunity to help young people. I get to help them understand that they don't have to be what the world wants them or tells them to be. I also am a visiting teacher. I have a friend in the ward and we're assigned 3 other women to make monthly visits with, checkup on, share messages with, and just help out. Even though others might describe me as an extravert, I'm definitely an introvert. So being able to visit other women in the ward and reach out to them, has helped me to talk to people I wouldn't normally talk to, and make friends. It's helped me to feel needed and like I have something to give. Also, when I was in my early twenties I was able to serve a mission in Brasil.

How can we come to know our Father in Heaven?

Lauren
Ask. All you have to do is ask. You really are His child and He wants you to know Him more than ever. Get down on your knees and pray to know the truth about who He is. The key is doing it with sincerity and earnestness. Show more Show less