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Hi I'm Lauren

I grew up in Utah, I love music a whole lot, I love to play volleyball, and I'm a Mormon.

About Me

First thing you should know about me, is I LOVE music. I believe music can touch people in ways that no person could ever reach. Music has a way of speaking to people, and getting into their deepest emotions. It can open someone up with ease and make them feel. Life is too short for mediocre music! Second thing, I adore sports, or any athletic activity! Playing it, watching it, just being able to be a part of it in any way is wonderful. Especially volleyball. There is nothing like the adrenaline rush you get while doing the thing you love most. Plus, athletics have had the biggest part of teaching me discipline all throughout growing up- and teaching my how truly rewarding it is when you finally achieve the goal you have been working towards. Lastly, I love my friends and family. I have always been a social person, and part of the reason is I think because I am surrounded by the most amazing people you will ever meet. My favorite thing in the whole world is when all the people I care most about are together and we get in laughing fits where we can't stop. What makes a moment great is not necessarily what you did, but the people you spent the time with.

Why I am a Mormon

I have grown up in a Mormon family my whole life, so I would always go to church weekly with my family because, well, it was just something we did. But as I got older I needed to find out for myself whether I was going to continue living in this church. It was kind of thrown upon me once I moved out to college. If I were to stop attending church and doing the things I knew were consistent with our teachings, no one would know and I wouldn't be punished. But, as I was up at college, I found myself clinging to the gospel of this church even more and taking in more and more of the teachings than I ever had before. Why? Because college is hard and lonely, and the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints is what brings me true happiness. It was amazing, I would notice day by day that if I was doing the things that were taught to me to be right, I would be so happy and loving towards others. And the days that I didn't, I had conflicts and didn't seem to get along well with my roommates. And when times would get rough and I felt alone, I knew I could pray to my Heavenly Father and he would be there as my friend to comfort me and help me overcome the task I was faced with. As I have continued to read the Book of Mormon, I know it is absolutely true. This gospel is happiness and the one sure truth I have in my life to rely on. I know without a doubt that Jesus Christ is my Savior and he loves me individually. I know that if I continue to live this gospel the rest of my life, I can find true joy and live with my family and Him again someday. I love being a part of this wonderful church, I can't even begin to imagine my life and where I'd be without it. I know these things I've said to be true, and I say them in the name of my Savior Jesus Christ, Amen.

How I live my faith

One of my favorite things that I have been able to participate in for my ward recently is my calling as a pianist for the children's church class at our local community hospital. The children in this hospital have such prominent disabilities that they are unable to live their lives normally at all, and most of the time cannot speak or walk on their own. It is amazing to see the children's faces light up as we sing church songs and learn different things about the gospel of our church. It is not only remarkable to see how much their spirits are lifted, but mine as well. My love for those children has grownbso much, and I always leave feeling so much better about myself, with a more positive outlook on others. I definitely think I benefit from them even more than they from me.