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Hi I'm Laurie

I am a mother of (almost) five children and love spending time with my family. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I wasn't born into a family that lived the teachings of the Church, but through extended family members and good friends I was able to hear the Gospel and find a testimony of my own. After I graduated from college, I worked as a social worker for people with disabilities for a few years. Then, when my husband and I began having a family of our own, I decided to leave the workplace and stay home raising our children. I now have three daughters and a son. My family is my greatest joy.

Why I am a Mormon

I'm a Mormon because it makes me happy. I find joy in living and learning about the Gospel. My testimony came in pieces, mostly through small experiences during my youth where I felt the Holy Ghost whisper to my heart that certain things were true. I questioned many things along the way, but I never doubted that I was a child of God and that He loved me. As I continued to pray, study the scriptures, and live according to those teachings, I gained strength in my testimony. One day I realized that my doubts were gone and I absolutely KNEW the Church was true and that Jesus Christ was my Savior. Now I feel like it is my mission to come to have a personal relationship with Him and to lead my children to Him as well.

How I live my faith

All Church positions are filled by volunteers; just regular men and women who give up their time and resources to serve others. Sometimes we are asked to serve in callings (jobs in the Church) that take up a lot of time, and other times we are asked to serve in ways that are less demanding. I have worked primarily with children and youth. Most recently I served as a Cub Scout den leader, despite the fact that I did't have a son in that group. It was a wonderful experience for me to learn more about the Scouting program and to see the greatness that exists in today's young men. I've often heard that boys (more so than girls) need positive role models in their lives to help them become the kind of men this world needs-- responsible, hard working, honest, etc.-- and it was a privilege to help those boys learn these traits. It was also a lot of fun to build rockets, fumble through knot tying, and attempt ice skating. I love serving in the Church because it stretches me.