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Hi I'm Lauren

I have moved around the world. I like painting my nails bubblegum pink. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I am the perfect middle child of five kids. I have one brother and three sisters, a mom and a dad, and a cat named Iridessa. I am very allergic to cats, dogs, or any other animals with fur so I think they actually adopted the cat as a way to keep me out of the nest. (I'm on to you family. :) I play the piano and love it, although if you were to put me in front of an audience I will immediately freeze up and be incapable of even performing chopsticks, so... My mom says that I have gypsy feet since I can never stay in one place too long. Because of my dad's work, I have moved at least once every two years of my life since I was 9, and a little bit before then too. Most people think that might be hard, growing up without a hometown, and I won't lie, sometimes it is. But the travel is part of who I am and there's no looking back.

Why I am a Mormon

I was raised a member of the church by a dad whose family has been involved with the Church since it was organized, and a mom who joined the church after meeting with the missionaries when she was 19 years-old. My parents taught me to trust in God and I grew up with the simple faith that when I prayed my prayers were answered, when I read the scriptures I could learn more of Christ, when I attended church I could feel renewed strength for the week ahead, and when I obeyed God I would be blessed. When difficulties came to me in life, as they do to everyone, I tested this faith and was rewarded with strength. I've always known the Church is true, and as I live the commandments and standards of the Church that knowledge grows. So if this is the church of Jesus Christ, why would I be anything else but a Mormon?

How I live my faith

As you'll see as you go through this website, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints is not just a religion, it's a way of life. Every aspect of my life is affected by my faith. It helps me be a better friend; it helps me be a better daughter; it helps me in school and at work. Also, the experiences I've had help me be a better member of the Church. I play piano, and so I was asked to be the pianist for the kids in our congregation. My religious life and my family, school, and work life all meld together. My faith is who I am.