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Hi I'm Laurie

I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I'm a wife and mother, who loves to read and watch movies. I love spending time with my family.

Why I am a Mormon

I was raised in a family without religion...in fact, if there was a bible in the home, I do not remember it. Fast forward to my early 30's and a trip to Utah to visit my BFF (Lonnie, who was Mormon), along with my three children I had at the time (I now have four). Before heading home to Vegas, Lonnie and her husband asked if we would like to join in a family prayer before we left. Sure, why not? Was my thinking. Little did I know that in doing so would put into motion the most amazing experience and confirmation of my worth to our Heavenly Father. As the prayer for our safe return was uttered by my friend's husband, I had a sense of warmth and tingles, which I cannot due justice explaining. However, the whole ride home, I kept saying to myself, "How can this be? I cannot become a Mormon!", but then I could not deny the feelings I had. Upon returning home, that night, before bed, I asked of God, "If this is what I am supposed to do, please show me a sign that these feelings and thoughts are right". I went to work the next morning (Vitamin Store), and shortly after I shut off the alarm, I heard a group of people come in while I was in the back. I came to the front of the store and was stunned. My first customers of the day was 4 or 5 Missionaries, one being in a wheel chair. The shock was overwhelming and the warmth of His confirmation to me for what I had asked the night before, was undeniable. I honestly cannot tell you what I spoke about to the missionaries, but no sooner had they left, than my next customer walked in. She brought a bottle up to the resgister, a woman in her 40's, who had a beautiful CTR ring that, to me, was glowing. I do remember her telling me of her love for the gospel. My 3rd customer of the day was a gentleman that had overheard our discussion; he asked if I was LDS, I replied no. He said he was and we chatted a bit before he left. Immediately following, I called my friend, Lonnie asked "Okay, who do I talk to in order to join the church?"

How I live my faith

I love to teach in Relief Society and helping others in the ward or community. Faith has allowed me to ask Heavenly Father for moments that I can help others, as I felt I lacked charity. While I did not have the opportunity to be in Young Women, I am so happy to have been called to substitue teach sometimes.