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Hi I'm Lauren

I grew up in Salt Lake City Utah. I love The Gospel. I am serving in the Morristown New Jersey Mission, and I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I am currently Serving as a missionary in Morristown New Jersey. I love the Gospel and have always wanted to serve a mission. I love music, playing and dancing. I love the Scriptures. The Book of Mormon is so special to me in more ways than I can express. The questions and desires of my soul have been answered while reading the words that are written in its pages. I love New Jersey and its beautiful scenery and the many kinds of people here! Testifying of my Savior Jesus Christ is by far my most favorite thing to do! My own faith grows as I testify of him.

Why I am a Mormon

I am Mormon because I know that The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints is Christ Church and has been restored through the Prophet Joseph Smith. The Priesthood Authority is again upon the Earth to never be taken away again. Because of this knowledge that I have I know where I came from before this life, why I am here on Earth, and where I am going after this life. The Restoration of the Gospel is so special to me. There is nothing else like this in any other religion. God still speaks to man today, he is not silent! He has given me personal revelation and answered my prayers. He loves all of us. I know that this church is true and that is why I am sharing the Gospel to those of God's children that don't know the truth.

How I live my faith

Back in Utah, I taught the women in our ward, as well as played the piano for our ward choir. I have participated in ward service projects. I live my faith everyday by getting up and getting out the door to proclaim the Gospel. I live it through being an example of the believers and strengthening those that don't believe, as the Savior did. The secret is to live life day by day and strive as hard as we can to live, love, and serve as Christ would. Daily repentance is key. He is the example for all of us. He suffered and died so we could repent. I try and apply that in my life, failure is essential, so I also live my faith by trying and failing everyday and developing my relationship with my Father in Heaven. I know that perfection will no be achieved in this life, but I know it can happen in the life to come. I love this Gospel.

How can we stop the spread and influence of pornography?

I heard a quote in Church this last Sunday. "It is easier to avoid, than to cure." This is so true. Once you have viewed something as addicting as Pornography or any addiction it will more difficult to cure the addiction than to just have avoided it from the beginning. I know that if we pray for strength we can avoid this temptation. Show more Show less