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Hi I'm Lauren

I'm a wife and mother, a teacher and photographer. And I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I love to take pictures and I love to scrapbook them. I love spending time with my family and I love to bake desserts. Although I graduated in Early Childhood Education, I am now a stay at home mom of two daughters.

Why I am a Mormon

I was raised in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. I have ancestors who crossed the plains to Salt Lake in order to gather with the other saints. I have always had a testimony that this is the true church of Jesus Christ and have had numerous experiences through my life that have strengthened that testimony. I know Joseph Smith saw what he said he saw when he was a young boy. The Holy Ghost has given me that witness time and time again. The Holy Ghost has also testified to me that Jesus Christ is my Savior and with him I have the hope of eternal life. He suffered all pains so that I can be forgiven and also that I can be comforted as I go through my own pain and suffering. Through my life I have watched as family members have either left the church or joined the church. What a difference the gospel makes in the lives of those who accept it! I have seen it be the difference between extreme joy and utter sadness--not because it keeps us from experiencing trials (we all must face tough situations in our lives) but because we know on whom we can rely and what the ultimate reward is for those who endure to the end. Because of the restoration of the gospel through Joseph Smith, I have been sealed to my husband in the temple and our children have been born under that same covenant. As we live faithful to God's commandments, we will be worthy to be together forever, long after this life is over.

How I live my faith

My family and I have daily scripture study and daily prayers together. We attend church on Sunday mornings and Monday evenings we come together to teach our children about principles of the gospel. In my life I have had many opportunities to participate and serve in my ward and have been grateful for each calling that has come. Currently I am working with the youth of my ward. Another way I enjoy serving is by helping in the family history indexing project, where I enter information from scanned documents such as birth/death certificates, and census and marriage records. It is an honor to serve wherever and whenever I can.