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Hi I'm Laura

I love Christmas and Chocolate Milk. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I'm a wife, soon to be mum and trainee primary school teacher. I have an Economic and Social History degree from Manchester University and continue to love History (particularly the children's programme 'Horrible Histories'!) I have taught piano lessons for a number of years and love music.I wish I could travel across the whole world, some of my favourite places visited so far include Budapest, Rome, Colorado, Prague, Salzburg and most especially a trek on the Great Wall of China with my Dad. I love to be outside and enjoy going on adventures with friends. I like to bake, knit, sew, take photographs etc. and one day hope to become an expert in all of these areas... or simply dream!

Why I am a Mormon

One of the leaders of our church, Jeffrey R. Holland said recently 'what we know will always trump what we don't know'. I will happily admit that I do not know everything, but what I do know is that I cannot deny the feelings and impressions I have received which testify of the truthfulness of this gospel. Being raised in a family where the gospel was and continues to be taught and lived within our home, provided me with a strong foundation. My home was a happy one and I believe this was due to the faithfulness and diligence of my parents who have always taught us to be kind to others and to constantly strive to better ourselves. I recognise how much this has influenced and blessed my life. I know this is something I want for my own family and that if we centre our lives on the Saviour, our home can also be a blessed and happy one. I find it hard to believe there is no purpose to this life, I see evidence of a creator in so many places and things. I believe there is a reason we are here on this earth, that our actions are important, and that the gospel provides me with a standard by which to live my life. It simply makes sense to me!

How I live my faith

I attend church every Sunday with my husband and whilst at church I have been assigned to work with children ages 3-11. I love this assignment and the opportunity I have to teach and work with them. They are such an example to me and remind me of the simple truths of the gospel. They are also incredibly funny sometimes, making it all the more enjoyable! Throughout the week we continue to live by the standards of the church including dressing modestly and avoiding alcohol and tea and coffee. I have never felt this to be a burden in my life and have not once felt like I am missing out. I am grateful for the decision I made when I was a young girl that I would never lower my standards. I know that when I rely on my Heavenly Father and when I follow the example of the Saviour, I am happiest.