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Hi I'm Laura

I grew up in Delaware. I volunteer for a greyhound rescue organization. I'm a veterinary technician. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I completed my degree in Veterinary Technology in 2009 and have been working as a Licensed Veterinary Technician (LVT) ever since. I've been married to my talented husband for 3 years. We don't currently have any children, unless you count our 5 year old retired racing greyhound. When I'm not working, I enjoy reading, doing arts & crafts, hiking, and exercising (yes, I think I can officially say I enjoy a good workout - just took a little getting used to). I've also been spending a lot more time in the kitchen learning to cook healthy foods, but I do have a passion for chocolate as well. I love being a wife, and I'm really looking forward to being a mom someday!

Why I am a Mormon

I was raised in the United Methodist Church. When I started high school, I met a dear friend who would change my life forever. Nate was a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, and the first Mormon that I had ever met. I didn't know anything about the LDS Church or what its members believed, and when Nate left to serve a 2 year mission in Canada I became more curious. One of his sisters invited me to meet with the missionaries, and I admit that I was somewhat apprehensive about it. I was very active in the United Methodist Church, teaching a Sunday school class and leading the Junior and Senior High youth groups in the town where I was attending college. However, I had a desire to understand exactly what Nate was doing away from home for 2 years and what would lead him to make that kind of commitment. It didn't take long for me to figure it out. As I met with the missionaries, they were able to answer all the questions that I had about the gospel of Jesus Christ, even questions that several other church leaders had not been able to explain to me. When the missionaries taught me that Heavenly Father, Jesus Christ, and the Holy Ghost were one in purpose but 3 separate beings, I remember feeling such clarity and relief all at the same time. As I continued to attend Church meetings each Sunday, I felt a calm and perfect peace come over me. I knew that I was in the right place. On July 4, 2004, I was baptized a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints. It has been the most important decision I have ever made, and I'm thankful for the wonderful new course my life has taken because of it. I know that I am a daughter of a loving Father in Heaven who knows me personally, and cares about my happiness and well-being. I know that Jesus Christ lives. He is my Savior and Redeemer, and that through our faithfulness we can live with Him again someday. The gospel of Jesus Christ is real, and those who seek the truth will find it.

How I live my faith

There are wonderful ways to serve those around us, and to love as the Savior would love. Each month, a friend and I go and visit a few ladies from our Church to chat with them about how they've been doing and see if there is anything we can do to help meet their needs. Sometimes its as simple as talking about struggles they've been having or how the teachings of Christ can be applied to our lives on a daily basis. I've also had the opportunity to serve in other ways, like teaching a Sunday school class, working with the youth in the Church to help them meet goals that they have set for themselves, and even help people research their family histories. I was recently selected to teach a class of 3 year olds on Sundays, so I'm excited to see what kind of fun experiences that will bring. :)