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Hi I'm Chantel

I'm still learning how to adult. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

My name is Chantel Laser, and I recently graduated from BYU with a degree in Management with a Marketing Emphasis. I landed a great job with a Fortune 500 company and worked there for about a year before the Spirit tapped me on the shoulder and said, "You really should go on a mission. It will change your life." I finished my papers within a week of that prompting and I am very happy that I served the Lord on a mission. I really enjoy music. I love listening to country and playing the guitar, flute, piano and singing. I love the colors pink, purple and yellow. I'm one of those people who is happy all the time to the point that it gets annoying. It's not that I never have hard times, I just know how to look at them optimistically and laugh my way through life. My friends say that I have a distinctive laugh, one time my laugh was recorded at a BYU football game and added to the slideshow's soundtrack.

Why I am a Mormon

I was born and raised in this church, I even had great grandparents cross the plains in the Martin Handcart Company. However, what I love about this gospel is that you have the opportunity to find your own testimony. I personally have gained my testimony over and over again, usually through one of Heavenly Father's little miracles that I have seen in my life. One of my favorite things about the gospel is our ability to ask for guidance in our lives. Prophets of old had Heavenly Father's guidance, and all of His children are important to Him. That's why we believe in personal revelation, that we can receive inspiration for important decisions in our lives if we are living the best life we can. I know that I had His guidance when I was decided where to live for my new job. I had to pick from 18 cities, and I ended up picking one of the options that hadn't been in my top list. Why? Because I felt like I needed to go there. I can't explain it any further than that. And once I got there, I could tell I needed to be there. You just get an excited, warm fuzzy feeling, and we call that the Holy Ghost. I don't know what I would do without this gospel. Some of my dearest friends I have found through the church, and I know that Heavenly father loves me through the little miracles I have in my everyday life. I know that when I pray, He hears me and will give me exactly what I need to learn and grow.

How I live my faith

I go to church every Sunday and I will even participate by volunteering to give speeches or performing musical numbers during our meetings. I read my scriptures daily and participate in church activities whenever I can. Our congregation in the past has gone to the state mental hospital and will hold meetings there so the patients don't feel alone when they go to church. I love serving other members of our congregation, on my mission I got to help a family build a chicken coop and it was a blast! I love the sense of community that comes within our church, and it is worth any sacrifice to be a member.

What are Mormon women like? Do Mormons believe in equality of men and women?

Mormon women are awesome, especially sister missionaries. Sister missionaries have an incredible spirit about them, it is impossible not to smile when they are around. Mormon women are very caring and outward focused, but the main focus will usually be the home. We believe that men and women are equal, but have different roles. A man's role is to provide for the family and preside over the household. A woman's role is to care for her children and help her husband preside over her family. Each role is equally important in Heavenly Father's plan. We realize that sometimes the roles are reversed in some families, but we believe this is the way Heavenly Father designed us. Men are generally natural leaders and hard workers to help them with their role, and women are nurturing and caring to help them in their role raising children. Show more Show less