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Hi I'm LaLauna

I grew up in Colorado. I love music and reading. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I am a single mother of 7 (my husband passed away 10 years ago) and currently have 20 grandchildren. I love to read, especially history books, sew, do crafts, play the piano and organ, and enjoy teaching. I graduated from BYU and worked as a medical technologist and then did substitute teaching in the schools. I was working in Hawaii when I met my husband. We were married at Fern Grotto and he was baptized a few months later into the Church of Jesus Christ. Our first son was born on Kauai where we lived for a while and then moved to the mainland. My husband worked with the Dept. of Energy so we ended up moving a bit: Utah, Arizona, Washington, Wyoming, and Colorado. Sometimes we were in one place for only a year. The children did well with the moving even when it was in their senior year. I decided to serve a church mission after his death and went to Chile where I taught music to members of the Church. Learning Spanish was not easy and I didn't do too well with it. I miss the people I learned to love. I am living with a daughter and family and help baby-sit.

Why I am a Mormon

My parents were already members of the Church, so I was "born" into it. My greatgrandparents were converted in England. The community where I lived was primarily LDS and so I didn't really know anything else. We moved to Colorado when I was 10 years old and found there were other religions. I gained a strong testimony of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in my high school years because of the challenges we were given for being members. My best friends were Catholic, having the same moral standards. I enjoyed learning of other faiths and I have a great respect for them. I know that Jesus Christ is my Savior and is the Son of God, our Heavenly Father. I know that the Book of Mormon is another witness of Christ and verifies the teachings of the Bible, even clarifies it. I know that we still have a prophet today. I am grateful for this truth and the guidance it gives me in my life. I like having knowledge of a life after this one and where we are going, knowing where we came from and why we are here on earth.

How I live my faith

My religion is my life AND my way of life. I love reading and studying the scriptures daily and realize how much they add to my daily routine of making it day by day. I have served in various responsibilities in the different auxiliaries of the church, such as: teaching scriptural lessons in Sunday School and our youth organizations; playing the organ and piano for church meetings and choir, even special talent shows; teaching Seminary (scripture study) for high school students before school each morning; organizing dinners and activities; serving as a camp leader and organizing camps; a music leader for children 18 months to 12 years; I love serving in the church and now in my older years I devote more time doing humanitarian projects. We are currently making quilts, T-shirt dresses, hygiene kits, etc. for Women in Crisis and runaway teens.