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Hi I'm Lauren

100% enantioselectivity of molecules in the body strengethened my testimony. I'm a little scientist, and I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I am newly married college student, studying neuroscience at Brigham Young University. I love to learn, and I love my husband, which is why going to medical school together would be a dream come true! Being that we are both Pre-Med, we fill our days with studying, homework, and more studying. More than anything I want to have the skill set, as a surgeon, to help people who feel helpless. Besides school, I love to run, play sports, be with my crazy family, and spend time with my favorite goofball, who happens to be my husband!

Why I am a Mormon

My true testimony is sacred very personal. It has come to me through quiet moments when the sorrows of my soul have literally overwhelmed by body, reverent moments, questioning moments, and moments of exceptional joy. By questioning if the Book of Mormon was true with an open heart, I was able to come to a knowledge of the Truth. I know that my Savior lives and loves me. The most spectacular and substantial part of my testimony is of the Atonement of Jesus Christ. I have made mistakes, I have felt restless guilt, I have endured sorrow… And I have been healed, but only through the power of the atonement of Jesus Christ. In those times of utter loneliness and despair, I found my Savior. He understood, and recognized every pain in my soul on such a profound level. He knows the aching in my heart when death takes a friend, He knows embarrassment that infests my self esteem when girls make fun of the way I look, He knows the heartache that I feel when I get let down, turned down, or told I’m not good enough, He knows the worry the inhabits my sleepless nights. He knows all this because he has been there, He has been lower than that. He has lifted my heavy load, and he has cleansed me, and allowed me to rest. My favorite scripture is: Enos 1:27 it says, ‘And soon I go to the place of my rest, which is with my Redeemer; for I know that in him I shall rest. And I rejoice in the day when my mortal shall put on immortality, and I shall see his face with pleasure, and he will say unto me: Come unto me, ye blessed there is a place prepared for you in the mansions of my Father. ‘ My greatest goal in this life is to live the gospel in such a way that when I return to my Heavenly Father I can see his face with pleasure, and I can tell my Savior that after all the pains He has endured for my sake, I have fought a good fight and I am worthy of the place that he has prepared, just for me.

How I live my faith

Being a member of the church is my identity, my life, and the source of my joy. The church has taught me the value of service at an early age. When school seems overwhelming, and I start focusing only on myself, and MY tests, and MY grades I have noticed that a gloom settles into my self absorbed life. To cure this gloom, I have volunteered for the past 3 years for a Hospice organization, where I visit terminally ill patients who have less than 6 months to live. We read, take walks, write letters, and sometimes my patients, who are really my best friends, only want to sit together and hold hands in a beautiful and reflective silence. Although they are not always coherent due to there illness, serving them, and helping to ease there suffering in anyway I can brightens my days and gives me a kind of happiness that is rare to find anywhere else. I live my faith with a constant awareness of the great gift i have been given: the gift of the Holy Ghost. The Holy Ghost is the best gift that I have ever been given. I want everyone who is close to me to be able to receive that sacred gift because I know that at times when it has been absent from my life, I long for that spirit. I have a testimony of the Book of Mormon, as it allows me to become nearer to my Heavenly Father, than by any other means. Opening my heart and sincerely asking if it was true gave me given a confirmation by the spirit that this book was given to Joseph Smith by a loving Heavenly Father who craves to speak with His children. I know that the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints is the Lord’s kingdom established on earth, and by following its teachings I can prepare for the Second Coming of my Lord, my Reedeemer, my Comforter, and my best friend Jesus Christ.