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Hi I'm Laura

I'm a college student studying statistics. I'm a Shakespeare fanatic. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I'm a twenty one year old statistics major. A "numbers and math person". Don't be fooled though, I love reading and history as well. I'm a total Shakespeare nut; my favorite play is Much Ado About Nothing. I enjoy my Jane Austen and Charles Dickens as well, but it's the fantasy novels that have the ability to absorb my total attention. I enjoy ballroom dancing in a casual, social dance setting. (Although I do love to tango, which couldn't ever be classified as casual.) I like to be busy. I'm a self-taught, internet-aided knitter and dabble a bit in cross-stitching. I'm a fan of beautifully phrased thoughts and interestingly combined words, which explains some of the Shakespeare fascination. I really enjoy singing, so long as I'm in a choir or in the safety of my own home. I play the piano and derive great satisfaction from sitting down for two or three hours at a time and simply playing and singing along, as the case may be. I've taught piano as well and have discovered that I really enjoy teaching, so long as the student wants to learn. In 2011 I spent a month and a half living in London, and I loved every minute of my time there. I like to visit museums and historical sites, and love camping and hiking.

Why I am a Mormon

I know that God is pleased with the way that I live my life. Being a Mormon gives me opportunities to draw closer to God through opportunities to hear His word and be strengthened by those around me who are likewise trying to follow God's commandments. I know that when we keep God's commandments He blesses us, and through the Atonement of Jesus Christ we can one day be perfected. I know that the Book of Mormon was translated by Joseph Smith through the power of God, and that through a continuous study of its pages we can learn what God would have us do. It is because of this knowledge that I've left all of my friends and family behind for a year and a half to teach these truths to others.

How I live my faith

I am currently serving a 18 month (year and a half) mission for the church. I'm headed to the great city of Chicago, and I'll be speaking Spanish, which is quite an adventure, as I'm just learning the language. I'll be teaching people about how they can draw closer to God and obtain peace and happiness in this life and in the next through the Atonement of Jesus Christ. Missionaries also spend a lot of time doing service, basically helping out, and trying to help people improve the quality of their lives.