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Hi I'm Laura Frier

I grew up in Craig, CO. I am a married mom of 3 beautiful kids. I love to teach flute and piano lessons. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I am a musician at heart- even though I am a stay-at home-mom now. I earned my Bachelors in Music Education. I taught elementary music for a couple of years and quit when I started my family. I have 3 wonderful kids and an awesome husband of 15 years. I play the flute and piano and teach private lessons. To say "I love to read" is an understatement! I love books- especially classics like Elizabeth Gaskell, Dickens, and Louisa May Alcott. I love reading books with my children. We bond at that time like no other. I love exploring new worlds with them. I teach music to the children in my church and LOVE it. I also love to knit when I make the time. I suffer from Fibromyalgia which casues severe pain through out my hips, shoulders, back, and feet. It slows me up considerably. I have such a wonderful family that lifts me up and takes over the household chores when I simply can not. I grew up in a very strong LDS family and am thankful for them. My husband is a convert to the church. I am grateful that he joined the church and went on a mission so we could be married in the temple. He is a wonderful example to my boys. I live a simple life, but I couldn't be happier

Why I am a Mormon

I gained my own testimony of the gospel of Jesus Christ at a youth meeting when I was about 16 years old. Not surprisingly, that experience came as I was singing a hymn. We were standing and singing "I Know That My Redeemer Lives." I was moved to tears as I felt this stirring within my heart as I heard and sang the words. I felt at that moment that Jesus Christ truly did know the hurts of a teenage girl who had been bullied at school for so many years. I knew then that my Savior was my Redeemer and that He would be there to lift me up. I desperately needed that comfort at that time. I went as far away to college from my hometown as I could. I learned there to rely on that comfort and peace I had felt. I met my husband there. Even when it was hard to go to my church meetings at times, I knew that was where the Lord wanted me to be. I also knew He wanted me to do my part and help the church grow. I am no missionary, but I learned that I could serve my Savior just as well by putting my whole heart into the callings/jobs I was asked to do in the church. I have never turned down a calling and even though I live in constant pain, I know the Lord will help me. There have been so many times when I wake up on a Sunday and wonder how I will be able to lead the music, just lifting my arms to get dressed or standing was excrutiating. But, no matter what, I go. And every time I am able to lead the music with a smile, teach the children with love and energy. It doesn't mean that I don't feel the pain, I'm just able to endure it for a little while to fulfill my committment to my God. I have received so many blessings that I wonder if I really deserve them all. I know that my Heavenly Father and Savior love me and that they are merciful and quick to forgive when I but take the time and steps to repent. I Feel My Savior's Love, I truly do. There is no other church where the Priesthood and the power of God are manifest- only in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints.

How I live my faith

I love the gospel of Jesus Christ. I love the organization of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. I live in a small ward. I teach the music of the gospel to the children. I do a "Singing Time" with the toddlers age 18months to 3 years old. And I teach the gospel music to children ages 3-11 years old. We have only about 20 children that attend, but I have SO much fun teaching them the songs of our Savior and other songs about the gospel. I have so much fun coming up with fun music activities for them. I also lead the music in our Sacrament Meetings. Music is so sacred at this meeting and I am always amazed at how the music reflects the thoughts and themes of the speakers. When that happens, chills run down my arms- it is an amazing feeling. I also direct our Ward Choir. I love teaching our members how to read music, how to feel the words and express them throug song. I help organize our members when it is our ward's month to clean the building. I particpate in anything and everything that I can. I love serving in the music positions.

What is being a Mormon like?

Laura Frier
I think being a Mormon is a state of mind, a committment to live what is good and honest and wholesome. Some may feel it is restricitng, but I feel that being a Mormon is freeing. It means I dress clean, my clothes reflect that I want to be like Jesus Christ. If I would be ashamed of my dress in front of Him, I shouldn't be wearing it. Being a Mormon is fun. I gain many friendships with such a variety of people- young and old that I probably wouldn't have the opportunity to do so in other places. Being a Mormon makes my family stronger. We teach strong ethical values to our children and teach them tolerance of others. Being a Mormon could be very hard to someone who is not willing to make a life style change. All of our actions and thoughts- to what we wear, drink, do on a Sunday are all pointed directly to the Savior. It is not a once-a- week religion. It is an everyday religion. It is a desire in our hearts to live the way our Savior would want us to live if He were truly standing next to us in our midst. Heaven is a very special place. If we hope to live there when we die, we need to live as though we were there now. Being a Mormon is work, but it is the most precious and sacred work we wll do here on earth, for if we can live our Savior's laws on earth we will be able to live with Him someday. Show more Show less