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Hi I'm Lauren

I worked for the BLM fuels crew in Alturas, attended Butte College, and received my mission call to serve in Costa Rica.

About Me

And as for me, I was born and raised in northern california, our home standing amongst the pine trees and the high mountain deserts. Later I moved to the valley where I attended high school for three years before passing the CAHSEE and started going to school at the local community college. Volunteering at the fire department on weekends and taking basic ed. classes at college pretty much summed up my first two semesters. Later, i was sending applications all over the state to work at a fire department. I was hired by the BLM to work on their fuels crew. One fire season later I went back to school and took a semester of German which I loved! When the semester ended I was sad that I wouldn't be coming back for the next one; but I was happy to receive my mission call this December! Now i'm tackling my next project which is preparing to teach the people of Costa Rica about Christ in Spanish!

Why I am a Mormon

I grew up with parents of the Mormon faith, I literally learned how to read out of the Joseph Smith history when growing up. My mother converted to the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints when she was twenty-five. My mom's conversion has always been a strength to me, whenever I am asked why I would bother being a mormon I think of her courage and faith. Of course there is also the example set by my father, he has been a member of the church all his life. He served a mission teaching the people of Japan about the gospel. Granted, parents teach us everything, but the best thing I have ever learned from them was to have a faith in Christ. My family is very dear to me and having the gospel in our lives have made our home a spiritual sanctuary. By having such a foundation set on family and the scriptures it is easy for my happiness and faith to grow.

How I live my faith

Being a contributing member of any group requires effort, but in this instance to live by faith is an effort of love and uplift. Giving talks and teaching classes never really seemed like something id like to do until one day a person would come up and say that I did well with what I presented. Realizing that my voice was heard and that people were learning gave me the confidence to do more. I sent a request to serve a mission to teach outside of church and my home about Christ and the restored gospel. Months later my desire to serve was accepted, I was called to serve in Costa Rica.