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Hi I'm Lauren

I'm a dental hygienist. I want to travel the world. I love jelly beans and dark chocolate. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I spent half of my childhood in Georgia and Texas where I met lots of wonderful people from different faiths. I haven't been back since I moved to Utah but I'm dying to return! I've just graduated from college and am eager to start my career as a dental hygienist. I am an aspiring world traveler- there is so much to see and do! I love to play the piano, sing in my car (loudly), do calligraphy, and try to dance like Michael Jackson.

Why I am a Mormon

I was born into the Church and have been active my whole life, but that isn't reason enough as to why I'm a Mormon. My testimony of Jesus Christ has come through experiences that span my lifetime. By reading the Book of Mormon, praying to Heavenly Father, and by living my life in a way that invites the Holy Ghost, I know that Christ lives and that The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints is His church today. The gospel brings me comfort and perspective that I can not get from anywhere else.

How I live my faith

My responsibility right now in my ward is to plan musical and artistic activities for members as well as helping others on my committee plan service projects. I also get to visit a few girls in my ward each month just to talk and share a spiritual thought with them.

Why is The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints called Mormons or Mormonism?

Lauren
Mormons or Mormonism is just a nickname given to the members or doctrine of the Church. It comes from the fact that we believe the Book of Mormon to be another testament of Jesus Christ. It's easier for most people to remember "Mormon" rather than "The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints." Show more Show less

What are Mormon church services like? Are visitors allowed at church meetings? Can I attend church?

Lauren
The main service at a Mormon church is sacrament meeting. Sacrament meeting is about 70 minutes long and includes hymns, prayers by local Church members, partaking of the sacrament, and two to four assigned speakers who talk about various topics of Church doctrine. Before or after sacrament meeting, about 2 hours of other Sunday meetings take place. These meetings include general Sunday School classes for all ages, as well as other classes for children, youth, and adults. Visitors are always welcome to attend any or all meetings! You can find a meetinghouse close to you at lds.org. Show more Show less

Are Mormons Christians?

Lauren
Absolutely. A Christian religion is one where the doctrine is derived from the teachings of Jesus Christ and that is exactly what the doctrine of the Mormon church is. If you look at the proper name of the church, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, you will find the name of Christ, which suggests the strong connection between the Savior and the practices of the Mormons. As Latter-day Saints, we know that Jesus Christ is our Savior and King, we worship and pray in the name of Jesus Christ, and we recognize Him as the central point of the Church. It is His gospel that we teach, learn from, and practice. Show more Show less