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Hi I'm Lauren

I've grown up in Indiana. Now I'm called to serve the people of Guadalajara, Mexico for 18 months. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

After graduating high school, I continued my learning at college. I'm planning on becoming a Pediatric Nurse after graduating with my degree. My dream is to one day work in a Children's Hospital. I've always love kids and loved serving others, this way I can have the best of both worlds! I love being outdoors! All activities are great! I especially enjoy camping, hiking, kayaking, and playing board/card games. I went to a small high school which gave me lots of opportunities to join sports teams. I've played on a soccer, cross country, track, and dance team. I may not be the best, but I will play just about any sport!

Why I am a Mormon

Both of my parents where members so I was blessed to be raised in the church. This doesn't mean I know everything or that I'm not constantly learning. During my high school years, I had to make a choice whether I really believed this gospel and wanted to continue learning. Through study and prayer I have come to know that the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints is true. My testimony requires constant care and upkeep. Just like anything else you can't stick it in the corner to grow dust. While I've studied and prayed for an answer I receive my answer in the Lord's way. I know without my knowledge of the gospel I would be living a completely different life. I love this church. I love my Heavenly Father and Jesus Christ. And I am grateful and excited to dedicate my life for the next 18 months to sharing this love with all those I meet.

How I live my faith

Growing up in an area where most people have never heard of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saint sometimes made it difficult to stay strong. I made sure all my friends knew I was a Mormon, and the standards I held. This opened up opportunities during the years to talk and share with those I loved small truths of the gospel. By letting people know your Mormon, it plants a seed that later on they may remember. I held many callings in my youth group growing up, and once I got to college I became a teacher for our women's group! I was terrified for this new position, but I loved the chance I got to study in depth each lesson and learn so much! The best way to strengthen your testimony is to deeply study a topic, and then discuss it with others. This gives you the chance to learn what others know, and to express your feelings. One of my favorite experiences though, was visiting teaching. I loved being able to go and meet new girls and to be able to fully heartedly serve them! My companion and I would leave notes at their door, or bring by brownies whenever we made them. By doing random acts of kindness it lets those you serve know that you love them and that you are always remembering them! To truly love someone you must serve them.