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Hi I'm Laurie

I was born and raised in the south. I'm a Public Health major and I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I am a current college student. I grew up in Georgia my whole life and I love it there. I have a great wonderful family that consists of my parents and my 3 other siblings. I enjoy the sunshine and warmth and would rather spend all day outside than inside. I love to watch movies and I especially love to laugh.

Why I am a Mormon

I grew up in the LDS church. As a child it was easy, but when I got into my teen years, I began to wonder if I knew it was true. I went through a point where I still enjoyed going to church and I went but I never got anything out of it. I was spiritually inactive. I never tried hard to feel the spirit. I went to a church camp one year when I was 16 and this camp gave me some spiritual insights. From that camp, I began to try to lift my spirit up and gain a true testimony for myself that was not based on other people's. So I began to read the Book of Mormon. I began to go to church with an attitude of learning. I participated and payed attention in every lesson taught. I would pray for my faith to grow. Through all my religious devotion, I began to feel a greater love for God and Christ and the gospel and I began to feel their love more. While I was reading the Book of Mormon, scriptures would stand out to me where I began to have my testimony grow for the gospel. As I became more dedicated to the gospel and having a desire to learn all I could learn, I felt myself become more invested in Christ and was able to see all the blessings around me. No one forced me to be Mormon. Being Mormon is my own choice. I had to decide for myself and it is the best choice I have ever made. It has brought me so much happiness to my life that I absolutely could not see myself living without it because I never feel alone when I have the truthfulness of the gospel and I just feel so blessed.

How I live my faith

I live my faith by constantly trying to live a Christlike life. It can be hard but I know that through trying I can become better. I go to church every Sunday with a mindset of learning something new and being spiritually uplifted, in which, I always am.