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Hi I'm Laura.

I'm from Florida. I'm a physician assistant in the US Navy. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

Working in a Family Practice clinic keeps me very busy and I love my patients. As a Navy Physician Assistant I am privileged to take care of our Sailors and Marines, Veterans, and family members. It is a challenging and rewarding job for which I am very thankful. And I have gotten to travel all over the world! I have a fantastic family that has supported me throughout my life, the ups and the downs. They even supported my decision to become a Mormon, although they were surprised and nervous at first. But once they saw the difference the church has made in my life they accepted and began to ask questions about my faith. Sometimes they still give me a friendly tease and they have not visited my church yet, but I have hope that they will come to know the happiness that I know. In my time off I try to spend as much time with my family as possible because I believe family is so important. Besides, they are so much fun!

Why I am a Mormon

I wasn't always a Mormon. In fact, until a little over a year ago I wasn't at all interested in becoming one. One of my best friends is a Mormon and he invited me to church many times but I always turned him down. Then one day I decided to go with him, to make him happy. But when I got to the church that Sunday I knew I was in the right place and that I had stumbled on to something big. I loved the spirit I felt in that Sacrament service and the warm welcome I received from the members. The more I learned of and prayed about this gospel the more certain I became that it was true. I had ideas about Mormons before I came to church, not all of them positive. But I quickly learned that while they weren't perfect, they were kind and giving and loving people. And later that week I decided I wanted to be one of them. Meeting with missionaries and learning from them was so uplifting and I looked forward to those lessons despite having a very busy schedule. The week after attending church I watched General Conference (something I would encourage any person interested in this church to do) and heard the words of President Monson and knew he was a man of God. In my heart I knew it was right and I gladly accepted baptism. Since my baptism I have continued to learn and grow and receive blessings that come from being a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. It isn't always easy or the most popular but we are most blessed when we stand for what we believe. I love this church and I love being a Mormon.

How I live my faith

I am a ward missionary and love to share this gospel with others. Sometimes that sharing means delivering cookies to a friend or helping a family with babysitting. And sometimes it means answering questions asked by someone who is interested in knowing more about their Mormon neighbors. Any chance we have to serve is a blessing because we believe that service to others is also service to our Savior, Jesus Christ.