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Hi I'm Larissa!

I'm a mother. I'm a giver. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I'm a mother, wife, and student. I am completely blessed to have a beautiful princess of a daughter to keep me playing dress up and having dinners with stuffed animals. I am going to school for sports therapy and history, I have always had a love for both. I love to play and watch sports, especially when my nieces or nephews are playing. I love to cook and bake, trying new recipes is always an adventure, and I like to try different crafts, currently I like scrap booking and making hair bows.

Why I am a Mormon

I grew up in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. From a very young age I knew that my church was "different" from other church's and that you felt something more here. My mother's family is not members of the LDS church and when we went to visit my aunts and uncles I always felt like there was something missing. As I grew up and learned more the Holy Spirit I began to recognize that the feeling of the Spirit was what was missing in their church. There are many good people in other faiths, and other church's do a lot of good, but only the LDS church has that sweet peace that the Spirit can bring to your heart. That feeling of peace and the quiet assurance that the LDS church is the one true church that the Holy Spirit brings to me is why I stayed in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day saints, and why I am a Mormon.

How I live my faith

I love to serve others. Any time that I am able to help someone I jump at the opportunity. Visiting teaching is a program in the church that helps women to serve other women. Every month you are given the opportunity to visit a few members of the ward and share with them your testimony and a spiritual, uplifting, thought. This program is a wonderful blessing in my life as both a teacher and as one who is taught. Another way that I am blessed to be able to serve is through primary. Primary is the program that the children, ages 18 months to 12 years old, attend on Sundays. I was called to be the primary presidencies secretary for my ward. This position allows me to interact with all the children, getting to know each one of their needs and help them to learn the stories of the Bible and Book of Mormon. Teaching these young children has taught me about the kind of total and unchanging love that Christ has for each of his children. Being able to care for these special spirits for a few hours a week has helped me to catch a small glimpse of the love Christ has for me, and all of us.