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Hi I'm Laura

I grew up in Ohio, USA. I have been a nurse for 38 years. I am a Mormon.

About Me

I came from a large family of 8 children. My mother, brothers and sisters are scattered across the USA. My father passed away in a car accident many years ago. My husband was my first and only love, and we have been married for 38 years. We have two daughters, and two granddaughters. I have been a registered nurse for 38 years, and have worked in almost every area of nursing there is. My husband and I built a large greenhouse this year, and I am busy learning many things about growing plants. We enjoy camping, back-packing expeditions, hiking in general, and cutting and hauling wood for ourselves and our neighbors. It's a vigorous and rewarding life.

Why I am a Mormon

I was an on and off Catholic for many, many years, as was my husband. There was never a burning desire to go to church, or to read scriptures. There was always a nagging insecurity about why I was here on earth, where I came from, where I was supposed to be going, and why I tried to work hard and be good if there was no certain reason for it. When we moved 11 years ago to the rural area where I now live, I was surrounded by Mormans in the work place. The only thing I ever heard about Mormons was that they practiced polygamy...how ignorant I was. By and by, I was longing for what ever it was that they had and I did not have. THEY HAD THE COMFORT AND KNOWLEDGE OF ALL THE PIECES THAT WERE MISSING FOR ME. I cannot even imagine going back to where I was before I joined the LDS chuch 3 years ago.

How I live my faith

I am a teacher for the LDS group of women who gather each Sunday after our sacrament meeting. I learn so much about our Savior and how He helps us become like him in kindness and service to our fellow man by researching the topics I get to teach. It is so rewarding. I also have three LDS ladies to visit each month (along with an assigned partner) and I get to share a spiritual lesson with them, as well as check on their well-being and offer assistance if needed. It just feels good to be able to do that. I like the fact that we are asked to do many little service projects, and not just put in an hour at church each Sunday like I did in the Catholic church. The group of people we go to church with each Sunday is known as our ward, and we are like a large family that knows and cares for each other through thick and thin.

Do you really believe there is a prophet like Moses alive today?

I have no doubt that God has a living prophet here on earth to guide us through these increasingly more difficult times. We have not been abandoned. Show more Show less