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Hi I'm Laurissa

I'm a daughter, a sister and a friend. I love volleyball, dancing and swimming. I'm a lifeguard, college student and I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I'm a small town girl from Arizona. My family is the Brady Bunch with three boys and three girls. My hobbies include swimming, volleyball, basketball, dancing, playing the violin, singing with my mouth closed and making a bomb cheesecake. I'm very competitive in what ever I do, sports, cards, board games, no blinking contest, you name it! I go to college! I love to participate in the community as much as I can and to just enjoy life where ever it takes me!

Why I am a Mormon

I was born and raised a member of the church. Growing up I relied mostly on my parents' testimonies. When I got older I was able to gain a personal testimony of Jesus Christ. I have felt the Savior's love in my life and I know that there is a God in heaven. I know that I am a daughter of God. Through my experiences in the Church, there is no way that I could doubt that I am a child of God, that I am of worth, and that I am loved.

How I live my faith

As a young single adult one of the activities that we've decided to do is to go sing to the residents of the local nursing home. A group of about 20 young adults meet together and we go sing to each of the residents in their rooms. Going to the rest home every Sunday has been a huge blessing in my life. At the beginning, I was actually kind of afraid of them because I didn't know how to treat them, but as I continued visiting them, I came to know many of the residents personally. I grew to love them and the visits there are sometimes just what I need to brighten my day. Its so rewarding to see their faces light up when we come in the door or to happily sing a long when we sing a song that they know. I love talking to them about life, because the smallest things mean so much to them now. They help me to recognize the simple beauties of life. Visiting with these elderly people has blessed my life in more ways than I can say. I'm so grateful that I have had the opportunity to see them every week. Its become something that I look forward to and enjoy. I've been so lucky to be a part of this service.