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Hi I'm Lauren

I was born in Utah. I come from a large Mormon family. I'm happy to be a Mormon!

About Me

I am a wife, mother, volunteer at a church girls camp, proud mother of a United States Marine, and an accredited genealogist. My passion is helping other people to find out about their family heritage and ancestors. I believe knowing where you come from helps give direction, clarity, and added purpose to your life. I love music, reading, cooking, quilting, fishing, camping, puzzles, and old movies.

Why I am a Mormon

I was blesed to be taught the gospel of Jesus Christ in early childhood and to learn from examples of parents and grandparents. My testimony of the gospel of Jesus Christ is strong, but came about over time, mostly by trying the best I could to live the principles I had been taught. Peace and happiness are a daily part of my life because of my faith in Jesus Christ and my commitment to follow His teachings. I know that the Bible and Book of Mormon are true, and that they are both testaments of Jesus Christ. I know that Heavenly Father loves all of His children and that he hears and answers every honest, sincere prayer.

How I live my faith

Helping others and giving volunteer service is important to me. My current calling is to help at a summer girls camp. The camp provides an opportunity for over 3,300 young teenage girls to get away from worldly influences, meet new friends, learn new skills, and grow closer to the Lord. I love studying the scriptures and discovering deeper truths and applications of Christ's teachings.

What is the Mormon lifestyle like? How do Mormons live?

Like all families, Mormons work at jobs, rear children, and contribute to their communities. They participate in local boy scout troups, little league, soccer, and dance groups. Being Mormon affects your every day life in a positive way. Some differences are that Mormons set aside some time on Monday evenings for Family Home Evening (FHE) where they spend some quality time with one another. FHE usually includes a spiritual lesson, an activity or game, and refreshments! The teenage young men and young women hold a weekly weeknight church activity where they socialize with each other. These activities include learning new skills, often perform some type of community Show more Show less