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Hi I'm Laurie

I've lived in Utah my whole life. I love sports, music and art. I'm a full time missionary; and I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I'm leaving on a full-time mission to the Dominican Republic, and I am very excited to serve my Heavenly Father and my Savior. I am an avid sports player, guitarist and writer. My dream is to become an author and to be an artist. When I get back from my mission I want to go into an animation program so that I can work for Disney some day and make amazing movies the world will love. Whatever I put my mind to, I can and will do it, and I'm not afraid to try something new.

Why I am a Mormon

"Be who you want to be, not what others want to see." Is one of my favorite quotes because when I was 14, I was struggling with my self worth and I was trying so hard to fit in, and I wasn't happy. Some of my lifelong friends made some wrong decisions and went away from the church so I had a big trial of my faith during that time. But as I went through that year, more and more things went wrong and I was angry at the outcomes of my choices. I finally realized that I was trying so hard to be accepted in the "world's eyes" that I forgot about God, and the potential he knew I was capable of. So, I made a lot of life changing decisions and I regained my testimony and my faith became stronger and I realized that as long as I was doing what my Heavenly Father wanted, that was all that mattered. His opinion is the only one that matters to me. And as I came to know that, I became happier and I knew that this church is true and that the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints is where God wants me to be, and it's where He wants every person to be. It's our choice whether to accept it or not, and I know that my life is so much better now that the gospel is forever a part of my life. Be the person who you are meant to be, don't try and change your life to fit into the world. Because the world won't make you happy, it will always disappoint you. And if you put your faith and trust in God, and His plan for you, then you will never fail, and He will never let you fall.

How I live my faith

I live my faith by trying to be a good example and by serving the best I can. I teach the sunbeams in primary and it is a lot of fun! And even though I am teaching them, it's crazy because sometimes it feels like they are teaching me! They are amazing. And I want to share what I know to be true, and so I am going out to serve an LDS mission in the Dominican Republic, to share with others the restoration and truthfulness of the gospel. I'm excited to Invite others to come unto Christ, by helping them receive the restored gospel through faith in Jesus Christ and his Atonement, repentance, baptism, receiving the gift of the Holy Ghost and enduring to the end.

Why is it important for us to take care of our bodies? Why are our bodies called temples of God in the Bible?

Laurie
It is important for us to take care of our bodies because we are created in God's image. When we take care of our bodies we feel better physically, mentally, emotionally, and spiritually. When we take care of our bodies I feel that we are more receptive to the spirit because we can think clearer. And our bodies are called Temples of God because we were given our bodies by our Heavenly Father. And we need to treat them with respect and keep them as clean (physically, and spiritually) as possible because they house our spirits, which were given to us by God. We are sons and daughters of God, and we need to treat ourselves as such by being as clean and worthy as possible. No one is perfect, but we can try our best to do so. Show more Show less