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Hi I'm Laurel Osai

I grew up in Japan and am an avid traveler. I am a festival director, Hip Hop dance instructor, wife, and I’m a Mormon.

About Me

I was born and raised in Japan until I graduated high school. I enjoyed playing volleyball, the trumpet in the band, being on the drama team, and holding various class council positions. I graduated from Brigham Young University in Provo, Utah with a major in communications emphasis in public relations and a minor in business. I loved my college experience especially dancing in the BYU hip hop club. I have worked for over six years in sales and event planning as a festival director for a music student travel company. In addition to my full time job, I teach hip hop dance and Zumba at a local dance studio, enjoy resume editing and consulting and write travel reviews for a travel website. I also enjoy running regularly and ran my first half marathon last year. I love to plan parties, travel, and read books.

Why I am a Mormon

I am a Mormon because I know my Heavenly Father and Savior, Jesus Christ lives. I know Christ died for us and performed the ultimate gift of the Atonement so I can not only repent, but also find peace and comfort through Him as he has suffered all things. I have a testimony of the power of the priesthood and that we are the only true church with the fullness of the gospel and the correct line of authority of the priesthood. I have witnessed the power of the priesthood by attending the temple, receiving blessings from my father and my husband. The priesthood has given me strength and courage in my times of need. Through those priesthood blessings, the Lord has spoken to me directly and given me the strength I need to move forward with faith. I have a strong testimony of the power of prayer. I know Heavenly Father is always there for me and listens to my prayers. I have prayed for revelation and spiritual strength; therefore, my prayers have been answered whether it’s through a thought, feeling, or through a person. The gospel of Jesus Christ has taught me to count all my many blessings. I have learned that we all have trials and challenges, but it is how we overcome them that matters. Through our challenges, we will grow stronger and be a step closer to the person Heavenly Father wants us to be. We have an amazing potential to become disciples of Christ and to be the best person we can be. I am happiest when I am being obedient to the commandments of the gospel. I feel peace and joy when I know I am doing the best I can and doing what the Lord would have me do. I know I find my true happiness through obedience to living the principles of the gospel. Life is not always easy, but we can always find blessings we have been given and find the happiness that we deserve. By living the gospel, we can find the renewed strength to move forward with faith and be more perfected in Christ.

How I live my faith

I try to live my faith every day by being the best person I can be whether it is by putting in a honest day’s work at my job, fulfilling my callings, or serving someone in need. I try to serve others by fellow-shipping new members into our ward and in other situations, befriend someone new and make them feel welcomed. I do my best to be grateful for my blessings and look for the positive in life and what I can learn from my experiences. I am always striving to find joy and contentment in my current life situation so I can get the most out of my life and enjoy what I have instead of always hoping for the next thing. Living my faith is a work in progress, but I know I am happiest when I am striving to live my faith.

Are Mormons Christians?

Laurel Osai
Yes, Mormons are Christians. A Christian is someone who believes in Jesus Christ and we believe in our Savior, Jesus Christ, as our official church name is "The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints." Christ is the center and foundation of our Church in which we base our principles on. Show more Show less