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Hi I'm Lauren

I was raised on a cattle ranch in southern idaho. I show cattle and was the Wedtern States Angus Queen. And I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I started showing cattle in 4-H at the age of 8. By the time I was 11 I was the best showman my age, and won the Twin Falls County Steer Show in my 3rd year in 4-H. In high school I was active in FFA serving as chapter president and a district officer. I was crowned the 2011-2012 Idaho Angus Queen, and the 2012-2013 Western States Angus Queen. I am currently serving my 2nd year as the Idaho Junior Angus Association Vice President, and was recently named the Northwest Junior Angus Association President. This fall I will attend a junior college and be on a full tuition scholarship to judge on their livestock judging team. I will major in animal science and minor in journalism. I love agriculture and am so excited to see the growth and excitement of the future generations. I am also the oldest of 4 kids. I played softball, basketball and soccer growing up. I am very athletic and am very competitive. In high school I was active in many extracurricular activities. I seemed like a normal girl at school, but when I got home I was a totally different girl. You would be amazed the weird looks I got when i showed up to school in cowgirl boots with manure on them. I'm a simple country girl who likes to have fun with friends and family.

Why I am a Mormon

I was born and raised in the church. I was born to loving parents who loved me enough to be married in the temple and make sure I was born into a covenant family. Growing up with primary and then young women's, I took the blessings of the gospel for granted at times. However, as I got older and more involved with showing cattle, it became apparent that I would have to choose which road to take. I got on my knees, and I asked my heavenly father what I should do. his answer was simply to follow the example of his son. and so every day I strive to make myself a little bit more like the savior.

How I live my faith

Growing up around cowboys and cattlemen, I have seen my fair share of immortality, drinking, and swearing. Thankfully I have loving parents who used those examples as something to show me how not to be. I saw the unhappiness that came after a night of being with a person you never even knew the name of. I saw good friends run extremely low on money because they spent it on booze. I heard grown men and women let off a slew of swear words a mile long and look like complete idiots for doing it. So, you ask how I live my faith? I show the people around me how happy I can be without those things. I let my light shine in a world filled with the manure and filth of the world. I've made my fair share of mistakes, but I know that the atonement is real and that there is nothing i can do to make my Heavenly Father love me any less. I use the unhappiness of others as an example of the opposite of how I want to live, and I find that there is no greater happiness than knowing I am a daughter of a King. All of the people in the cattle barn that know me know I am LDS, so they try their best to keep it clean around me. It warms my heart that people would do something like that. I live my faith by being an example of the believers and a witness of Christ.

How can we come to know our Father in Heaven?

Lauren
The easiest way to get to know your heavenly father is by communicating with him! Getting on your knees and telling him about your problems is the fastest way for him to help you. When you need advice from your earthly father, you talk to him about it right? So why not be the same with your Heavenly Father?! He is WAITING to bless you and make you happy. All you have to do it let him into your life 3 Show more Show less