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Hi I'm Lauren

I love to run, go to the beach, and spend time with friends and family. I'm a student. I'm a giraffe-lover. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I am a college student hoping to study nursing. Learning about how our bodies work and are made is extremely fascinating to me. A large part of my time in high school was consumed with running cross country and track. Running has since become a favorite hobby of mine. When I am not studying I enjoy attending sporting events (especially basketball games), watching all genres of movies, and spending time with my friends and family. I love my family more than anything! My siblings are my best friends and I'd probably go crazy with out them. I know that I would not be even close to the person I am today with out the never ending love and support I receive from my parents. Currently I have put all these things on hold for a year and a half, while I devote myself to what means the most to me in my life - the Gospel of Jesus Christ.

Why I am a Mormon

All my life I have believed that the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints is the true church. I grew up attending church every Sunday with my family and learned the teachings of Jesus Christ at a very young age. It was never a question of IF I knew this gospel was true, but HOW I knew it was true. As I grew older I eventually realized that the things that made me most happy in life, all tied back to the gospel. In our church we believe that families are eternal and live together after we pass on. Knowing that my family is forever always brings comfort and joy into my life. When I feel lost and alone in life I am always comforted by knowing Jesus Christ atoned for me. He felt every pain, every sorrow, and every hardship that I have ever felt and ever will feel. Through Christ, I know that I can receive strength and overcome my mistakes. Words can not express my gratitude for His sacrifice. After reading and praying about the Book of Mormon, I have come to know of it's truthfulness. My testimony of Christ's atonement has grown stronger through The Book of Mormon as well. I love the gospel of Jesus Christ, and that is why I am dedicating 18 months of my life to sharing it with the people of Portugal.

How I live my faith

I strive to live my life centered around my faith. I love the happiness and peace I feel while attending church on Sundays and try to bring those feelings into my daily life by studying scriptures, praying often, and living with high moral standards. I have decided to live and share my faith by serving a mission through the church. Right now, I am sharing the incredible message of the gospel with the people of Portugal. I couldn't be happier with this decision. As I study and share the gospel, my testimony of it grows. Each day I gain a stronger knowledge that God is my Father in Heaven, that he loves me, and wants me to find joy in this life. That is the purpose of this life - to find joy - and that is the message I am sharing with the sweet Portuguese people.