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Hi I'm Laura Selene

I grew up in Houston, Texas. I love books, food and playing ultimate frisbee. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I am a 24-year-old living in Houston. I was born in Mexico but I grew in Texas. I love going out with friends and enjoying all the pleasures that the city has to offer. October is my favorite season because I get to attend all the Fall festivals. There's not a Saturday on which I stay home. I enjoy being outdoors whether is just spending the day at the park or going to one of the local restaurants. I love stories. I love sad stories, scary stories, suspense, dramatic... I love them all. Because I am low tech and do not own a table, I still take trips to the library. Audio books are my best friends. I listen to them on my way to and from work, while I run errands, while I exercise, etc.

Why I am a Mormon

I was 5 years old when stepped into a Mormon church for the first time. That day was pivotal in my life. As my cousins and I grew up, they started attending Sunday school classes that were to prepare them partake a different role in the church they attended with their parents. One day when we were playing, they started quizzing me about stuff they had learned. I didn't have answers to any of their questions. They laughed at me and said I was going to go to hell. I didn't even know what or where hell was. I had heard the word before. I remembered grandma sending grandpa to that place before. Disappointed at my lack of knowledge, I ran home and asked my mom to teach me what my cousins' moms were teaching them. She told me to ignore the comments and promised me that she would take me to church next Sunday. On my first day at church I was nervous. I didn't know what to expect. Mom and I arrived on time for sacrament meeting. I don't remember anything about that first hour. At the conclusion of the first meeting, a sister escorted me to Primary. It is then when I can first recollect hearing the words, "prayer, Jesus, Heavenly Father, and reverence." I didn't know much of what was being spoken, but I remember feeling peace. Being at Primary with the rest of the children felt like going to school with the only difference that were were being taught precious and eternal truths. I look back at that day and I can't help but smile. Growing up Mormon has been beautiful. It has helped me have a different perspective of life. Understanding my role in Heavenly Father's plan has allowed me to have a sense of worth and direction. My faith in Jesus Christ and Heavenly Father has strengthened me in times of despair. They joy of living the gospel is a blessing I'd like to share with my future children. I hope won't come to me asking the same questions I asked my mother for they will grow up knowing who Jesus Christ and Heavenly Father are and that they love them very much.

How I live my faith

I live my faith my being the best person I can be. Faith is not passive. Faith is active. By trying to adopt the principles taught my Christ into my life I try to become more like him. I don't always perform 100%, but I keep trying. Everyday is a new opportunity to be better. I have been a Sunday School teacher for a while. Having this calling has allowed me to exercise my faith. I have learned that knowing doctrine does not do any good. It is by living these principles what will make a mighty change of heart.