Hi I'm Lauren
I live in Canada. I go to Uni. I love sports, baking, adventures, memes, traveling, and people who make me laugh. I'm a Mormon. :)
I'm the youngest of 5 kids in my family. I have 2 step-sisters and 2 biological brothers, although I don't ever call my sisters or mom "step", haha. We're close, despite our lack of any kind of genetic relation. :) I love my family. They make me so happy. Even though I believe you shouldn't rely on anyone to make you happy, I feel pretty lucky that they do (for the most part, haha). I am a daughter of loving earthly and heavenly parents, and I love them all. Right now, I'm going to university and getting my psychology degree. I'm really interested in people and the how's and why's of them. I want to help people! I want to travel the world too. I want to emerse myself in other cultures and learn why they are the way they are. I want to see the beauty that the world has to offer. And I want to create and leave beauty in the world. I hope to go to one new place each year. I love good food, and experimenting in the kitchen and trying to find healthy alternatives (even though it doesn't always work out! haha). But I love a good sweet treat. I love baking, reading, playing sports, singing, laughing, and watching hockey. And hiking too. I also like Pinterest a little too much. I want to take up something like painting or photography soon. And, I love Harry Potter.
When I was younger I lived off of my parents testimony of the gospel-I'm very grateful they had those beliefs and values. I was raised in an imperfect, but persistant family. I don't believe in taking things at face value, so talking with God daily and study His words have helped strengthen my own testimony. I love that in this church they encourage you to ask questions and encourage everyone to become converted to Jesus Christ's gospel. And if someone doesn't know an answer, they lead you in the direction to find it. I'm a Mormon because without Jesus Christ and His church restored to the Earth, I would be very confused. I am so grateful for the opportunity I have to pray to my Heavenly Father whenever, and to know that He will always answer. I feel so blessed also, to be able to live with Jesus Christ and God again, and to finally see loved ones who have passed on. Basically, I'm a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints because it makes me happy!
I live my faith by trying to make good decisions every day, like praying, serving others, studying the scriptures, etc. I know that studying the scriptures everyday with a purpose in mind is wonderful. When we liken the scriptures to ourselves and dig deep for a better understanding, they can make us so happy! It's legit! I love figuring out new things in the gospel; it makes me really excited, and each time, it's like adding to a piece of the puzzle of life. (Excuse the cheesy metaphor). The scriptures really do have the power to answer your prayers. I am not perfect and I make my fair share of mistakes, but I know that Heavenly Father is happy with me when I try. And Jesus Christ died so that we can be forgiven of our mistakes. I've had doubts before, but that doubt can be fuel to understanding. Heavenly Father listens to us and answers our prayers. I know that prayer and the scriptures can answer any question you have in life. Honestly, any question. I also try to be as optimistic as I can, because I know that that creates happiness and that an attitude like that helps you face your trials with that much more faith/hope/patience. It also makes you happy because you can't rely on anyone to make you have joy. I try to be a good person, because it makes me feel good and I want others to understand why my life so different and awesome! I also really want to go on a mission to share how wonderful the gospel is. Because it really is wonderful.