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Hi I'm Lauren

I'm a musician, a missionary, an aspiring journalist, and a Mormon.

About Me

I'm nineteen years old and am serving a mission for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Argentina. When I return from my mission, I plan on going back to school to study Journalism. I like to write, but I love reading even more. I also love music- particularly folk and indie- and would happily spend all day playing guitar.

Why I am a Mormon

It's easy to look at people who are born into a religion and think that they stayed around because it was easy or convenient. That is certainly not the case. I was fortunate enough to have a mother who joined this church before I was born and to be raised in this gospel, but I still had to find out for myself whether or not I believed in the teachings of the Mormon church. While in my early teens I realized that if I wanted to truly be happy, I needed to know if the church was true, so I went to work. I studied the Book of Mormon and prayed harder than I ever had before. It took time, but I finally felt a confirmation from the Holy Ghost that what I was reading was true. The events recorded on those pages really happened. If that book contains the truth, then the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints is true. I knew from then on that the Church was Jesus Christ's church restored on the earth and I was happy to be a part of it. Since then, as I have worked to follow the commandments Heavenly Father has given us, I have felt the Holy Ghost touch my heart and help me along the way. It's not always easy to do what is right, but as I try to make good choices, I feel happier and more at peace. This church and this gospel bring joy, and I am glad to have it in my life.

How I live my faith

I am currently preparing to serve a full-time mission for the Lord. I love being able to fully invest myself in His service for 18 months. I live my faith by sharing the glad messages of the gospel with others.