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Hi I'm Laura B.

I'm a young single adult in Atlanta, but I grew up in the Bay Area. I work in Georgia for the state prison system. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I am from the Bay Area of California, but currently am living in Atlanta, Georgia. I started school at San Jose State University, and transferred to BYU. I graduated in dietetics in 2009 and headed to Georgia for an internship. I fell in love with the southern hospitality, and decided to stay when I got a job for the state prison system planning the menu for the inmates. At least once a year I travel back home and get together with all my family. My older siblings are married, and my weakness is their kids! I am working on my travel log, and so far have been to Mexico, Canada, Holland, Spain, Italy and Corsica! Someday I look forward to a family of my own.

Why I am a Mormon

I was born into a family who are members of the church. I have realized so many blessings in my life coming from faith in Jesus Christ and his plan. I am grateful for the community of the members of the church who welcome me to anywhere I move. The southern hospitality I found came from the ward I moved into and the people who welcomed me into their homes and lives. I have never been without a family to any new place I venture to. I am grateful for the knowledge that I have a purpose in life. I am grateful to know that I have a family here on earth that I love and can be together with after this life is over. My family is sealed together through the power of the priesthood; which means that no circumstance can separate the bond we have, even distance or death. My purpose in this life is to live with honor, charity and love towards all I come in contact with, morality, honesty and virtue. I am accountable for the choices I make, and I receive guidance and help from a loving Heavenly Father who has my best interest in mind. I am grateful for a temple close by, and the blessings that are received in the temple. The temple is a place where we can perform ordinances for the living and by proxy for the deceased. We can be baptized, receive the holy ghost and become a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints for those deceased. We can be washed, anointed, receive an endowment from on high, and also sealed together as couples and families in the temple. Also, we can go there for peace and guidance and to pray for others in need. I am grateful for the spirit of calm and love that I feel in the temple. I am grateful for the happiness that I receive by being obedient to the principles of the gospel of Jesus Christ. Every day is not easy or happy, but the higher purpose I serve brings hope for a better day when I need it.

How I live my faith

Having a testimony of the restored gospel of Jesus Christ is a lifestyle. It is a daily decision to make decisions that make me a better person and grow closer to my Savior. It is a life long process to commit myself to do what I know is right. Each week I have the opportunity to go to church. I attend a congregation of other young single adults. I have been asked to teach Sunday School to those who are preparing to enter the temple for the first time and receive their endowment. When this class is finished, I will help teach a class about provident living where we learn different important aspects to become healthy, wealthy and wise (such as budgeting and good nutrition). I live my faith by doing what I know is right. I do not engage in activities that would compromise my judgement, morality or spiritual character. While that may seem a difficult task, it is rewarding!