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Hi I'm Laura

I am studying food science at BYU, I'm a crafter, baker, reader, writer and I'm a Mormon!

About Me

I studied Food Science at BYU with a minor in Chemistry. I just barely graduated and I currently work at a food processing plant! I participated in choir throughout my middle school and high school years and I just love singing. I play the piano and I love to play songs from the radio or musicals. I am also a huge crafter! I took a couple sewing classes and love it. I just love random little crafts I can do in my free time to decorate my apartment or use in some way. Reading is another one of my passions. Two of my favorite series are Harry Potter and The Hunger Games. I served a mission, in Arcadia, California and I am learned Spanish. Serving as a missionary is really hard sometimes but it is very rewarding! I see miracles every day!

Why I am a Mormon

Both of my parents grew up LDS and raised their four children in the LDS church. I have chosen to follow in their footsteps and keep the standards of the church. One major reason is because the life I lead will never lead me into trouble. I have never had major problems because I live the best that I can. This type of life has also led me to be the happiest I can be which is an amazing thing. I have a testimony of the truthfulness of the gospel. I know that Joseph Smith was a prophet of God. I know that he was called to restore the true church to the earth, and that he was able to translate new scripture, The Book of Mormon through the power of God. I know all these things without a doubt because I have prayed and I have gotten answers from God that they are true. I know that anyone who does the same can receive answers too.

How I live my faith

I served as a missionary for the church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. I served in Arcadia, California speaking Spanish. It was a huge adjustment to how I live my faith. In the past it was just apart of my daily and weekly activities. And then it completely enveloped my life. I spent all my time learning Spanish, preparing lessons and finding people to teach. It was a big change but I know that so much good came out of the service I did. I saw so many people change their lives around.

Why are Mormons asked to donate 10% of their income to their Church?

Laura
Everything we have has come from God. In the Bible, the Law of Tithing was established to give back to God some of what we have received from him. It is a way that we can show our gratitude for what we have. The church uses the donations in many ways to help make the world a better place. Show more Show less

How are the activities of the Mormon missionaries funded?

Laura
I served a mission and I actually paid for it myself and with the help of my family. It was a big sacrifice for me, it actually used most of my savings but for me it was worth it. I got to help so many people and I loved it! Show more Show less