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Hi I'm Louci

I grew up in Dallas. I love Norwegian chocolate. I survived cancer, and the stress of finding a Bunad. And I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I was born and raised in Dallas, Texas as the youngest of 7 children. At the age of 14 I was diagnosed with Leukemia and underwent 2 1/2 years of chemotherapy. It was a HUGE trial, but it made me who I am today. I attend UVU where I am getting my nursing degree so I can help children with cancer that were just like me. I spent 4 months in Russia teaching English, and am now serving a mission in Oslo, Norway.

Why I am a Mormon

I have a testimony of the Book of Mormon. I grew up in the LDS church and was always told that this book was true, but it took me a while to ask for myself. When I was diagnosed with cancer I went into a dark time in my life. I felt alone and helpless. Everywhere I looked people were smiling and carrying on with their lives while I was just trying to survive mine. I began to pray and read the Book of Mormon daily. I found that it offered comfort and peace as I felt the Spirit and love of my Heavenly Father. I decided that it was time that I asked in prayer of the Book of Mormon was true. I began to pray specifically for the revelation of it's truth. It took me a long time to get an answer. I always felt good while reading it, but I wanted to know without a doubt that it was true. Months later while reading the Book of Mormon I remember thinking "This is so cool! This is ACTUAL history of REAL people!" with that a light bulb in my head went off and I was overcome with the Spirit. I knew from that moment on without a doubt that the Book of Mormon was and is true. My life has been based around it. As I learn more and more about this book and the Bible my testimony grows. As I attend church and activities I am touched and overwhelmed with a feeling of peace, a feeling of being home. I am a Mormon because it is who I am. Every decision I make is brought back to the core of this decision. I pray to know that the decisions I make are right. I pray to ask for forgiveness for the mistakes I have made. I rely on the Lord and Jesus Christ to help me to be obedient to what They would have me do, and I am blessed. To say simply, I am an Mormon because I know it. I love it. And I live it.

How I live my faith

I live my faith by small and simple means. I read my scriptures and study the teachings that they offer. I pray to my Heavenly Father for peace and comfort, and to help me find others that are in need of help. I volunteer at the hospital that I was treated at, and strive to be uplifting to those around me. I am now serving a 1 1/2 year mission in Norway where I am striving to help others come to better know Christ.