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Hi I'm Laura Long

I love cheese. Like really, really love cheese, and I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I was raised in a small town that has the distinguishing honor of consistently being rated as the most violent small town in the United States. Growing up in a loving and very service orientated home, but surrounded by that environment has given me a drive to use my talents to help others as much as possible. I now live in a big city, in a comfortable home, but am still surrounded by those struggling to stay above the poverty line. When I am not mothering my three children, I spend my time volunteering in the classroom, in my church congregation, and in my community. I have a passion for doing things that scare me, and traveling the world.

Why I am a Mormon

Understanding who I am and my purpose here on this earth, is why I'm a Mormon. I can say I'm happy, even in the most discouraging of days (and with three kids I have a lot of those) because my life has meaning and direction.

How I live my faith

Nothing defines my faith better than the word charity. I hope I live my faith by giving others the benefit of the doubt, trying to rise above things that might be considered offensive, and acting according to my heart in all things. I don't think you can have faith without action, and I try every day to make my actions consistent with my beliefs. I am currently the leader of our church's local children's organization, along with volunteering at the elementary school as an art teacher. I volunteer regularly at the children's theater, usually doing hair and makeup- or any other grunt work that needs doing. Through a good friend of mine, I found the Braille Project in San Jose. They are a wholly volunteer organization working at transcribing textbooks and other texts for people of all ages and I love my work there.