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Hi I'm Lauren

I'm an Idahoan-born, Minnesota girl, and Georgia's most hopeless romantic. I love Marketing, dancing & painting. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

Once upon a time there was a young woman who was not a wife or a mother. Her friends were all getting married and having kids, but not this girl. Growing up, she was raised by her mother and my grandmother until at the age of eight, her mom remarried. Her home was not a "broken home". The girl's grandmother said there was plenty of love in their house. The girl never knew her biological father, but was blessed with a loving father who was everything a loving father should be. Since a young age, the girl dreamed of a prince and her independence. She read stories of war, love, and adventures and painted beautiful masterpieces that peered into the depths of her soul. At the age of three, the little girl stood in the corridor in front of her mother's quarters in her mother's heels and hands on her hips and proclaimed, "I'm going to do what I want to do when I want to do it!" It is this statement in which had been the foreshadowing of this someday princess' life. Several times the girl found herself in unforeseen circumstances, some quite wonderful and some a little less fortunate, but all all the while the girl kept on her path that would lead her to being the best she knew she could be, all the while waiting for her prince charming to come sweep her off her feet and in to Happily Ever After.

Why I am a Mormon

I was raised as a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, baptized at the age of eight (shortly after my parents married), and have been active in the church my entire life. I have always had a great love for the gospel, and have seen how it has blessed me in my life many times. Often times friends ask me if I would be a Mormon if I hadn't been raised as one. Honestly, I don't know. But I do know that I have strengthened my testimony and love for the gospel of Jesus Christ since I have been an adult and been on my own, and isn't that the real test? Our parents raise us up one way and often times young adults turn away from the things their parents taught them, or they rely on their parents' testimonies. But, I figure if it something I have sought out for myself, it doesn't matter. I'm a Mormon because I know that Our Heavenly Father created a plan to remind us there is so much more to this life than what we see. He has created a way for us to return to live in His presence through the Atonement of his beloved son, our Savior and Redeemer, Jesus Christ. How great is it to know that you can be with your family forever? For time and all eternity? And better yet, In the Lord's presence to be as he is? His plan can give us Happily Ever After (See? Hopeless Romantic).

How I live my faith

I am a Co-Chair on the Community Service Committee in my singles ward which is great since I had been praying for more service opportunities to develop charity. I help coordinate service activites within our ward so that we can better serve those around us and the communities we live in. One thing I really love about The Church is there is family wherever you go. There are always people reaching out to you and hoping to help lift you up in your time of need or celebrate lives; it is my hope to be able to help carry that love and compassion to everyone we possibly can starting with those around us and eventually to those who may be of need on the opposite side of the world. Everyone should feel loved and cared for because there is so much more than what we are going through on a day-to-day basis!

Are Mormons Christians?

Mormons are indded Christians. We believe in Jesus Christ, in his infinite and lasting love and atonement for our sins, pains, trials, and tribulations. He is our Savior and Redeemer. He died on Calvary that All through him might ransomed be. He rose on the third day and broke the bands of death through his resurrection. I would say that makes me as Christain as anybody else. Show more Show less