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Hi I'm Laurie

I speak Mandarin Chinese. I play the piano. I'm a missionary. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I'm currently serving as a missionary in the Taiwan Taichung mission. I'm so lucky--I have also had the chance to serve in the Ohio Cleveland Mission at the Historic Kirtland sites for 6 weeks as I waited for my visa to go to Taiwan. I have the two best missions in the world! I have loved the Chinese culture and the Mandarin language ever since I went to China as a young teenager, and I am so grateful to have the chance to serve and teach in Taiwan. I spent a semester abroad in Nanjing, China, which has made me even more excited to live and work in Taiwan for 18 months. When I return home from my mission, I am going to continue my studies at BYU as a Chinese language major. I love playing the piano, traveling, reading good books, quoting funny lines from movies, and spending time with my family members.

Why I am a Mormon

My parents, grandparents, and great-grandparents are all faithful members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints. When I was growing up, I got to feel the Holy Spirit in my home each day and learn about my Savior Jesus Christ. Of course, as I have grown up it has been important for me to gain my own knowledge and testimony of the truth of the gospel. Every time that I pray to my Heavenly Father, read from the scriptures, attend church, and go to the temple, I know that this is the true church of Jesus Christ and that He has redeemed me from my sins so that I can return to live with Him and Heavenly Father again.

How I live my faith

I think the most important way in which I live my faith is loving my family. Having good relationships with my family members is the most important thing in my life, and I try to look for ways I can serve them every day. Right now, I am also living my faith by serving as a missionary. Every day, I have the chance to walk out my door and share the wonderful news of Christ's gospel with the people of Taiwan. Finally, I enjoy using my skills to serve in my church community--I have served in many different musical callings where I can use music to bless people around me and help them feel the Spirit of God.

Are Mormons Christians?

Absolutely! My faith is entirely centered around Jesus Christ, and around the knowledge I have that He has sacrificed everything for me. Christ is my Savior and Redeemer. Show more Show less