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Hi I'm Lala

I grew up in Jacksonville, NC. I am a Junior at Fayetteville State University and I am Mormon.

About Me

I am a Intramural cheerleader in college, as well as a Junior and a Biology Major. I LOVE to exercise, even though my eating habits do not match with it, lol. I spend most of my time studying and preparing things for my other activities: Debate Team, Intramural Cheerleading, and Eta Gamma Pi Sorority Inc.. I am the oldest of 3 yet I am still the shortest. My hobbies are: working out, reading, writing, math (weird I know lol), tumbling, running, and swimming. I am also terrified of heights, I will only get on if it is absolutely necessary. Otherwise I am a sweet, nice, kind, stumpy, girl who loves reading my Bible and my Book of Mormon each day.

Why I am a Mormon

I was walking out of the Cafe of my school when I had seen the LDS table by our fountain, when I walked up and asked them what the table was for. That was when the Elders had given me a Book of Mormon and an Invitation to the church; I simply just placed it in my room ignoring it but when ever I moved around items in my room or placed the items somewhere I would always find it. So I began to read the Book of Mormon becoming more and more intrigued but how easy I could relate and understand what I was reading. That is when I accepted the invitation to The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints and I began my lesson with the Elders. It was amazing how this little book could calm me even more than I already was, I had just recently allowed God into my life the previous semester when I had found the table and was less angry than before, but I was still doing things that would through my life into a wreck, disobeying the Law of Chasity was a big one. My meetings with the Elders had pre-pared me for my original date for my Baptism, which got pushed back. Since I had to go back home for the summer and I was not sure where I should get Baptized, in the LDS church or in my mother's Church, it was a big problem since she was had her own convictions about Mormons but I had a strong feeling telling me that I should, and continue to learn about the restoration of the Lord's Church, after several weeks of praying. So when I went back home, one of the Sister from the YSA Ward I go to while I am at school go transferred to the ward in my area and as soon as I got back I immediately began my lessons with her and got baptized. As I continued to read my Book of Mormon, Bible, Doctrine and Convents, and the Pearl of Great Price I still have the feelings that I had back then, that everything in here is true. There is nothing else in this world that would cause me to read and highlight, take notes, and relate to something so much unless it was true.

How I live my faith

I just recently became a Visiting teacher, one that goes to both members and non-members, speaking on not just the Book of Mormon and the Bible. But also seeing how one's life is and what is it that we, my Visitign Teaching Companion and I, can help you in anyway.

What is being a Mormon like?

It is a major life style change for me no more Ice Tea, use to drink them all the time at work, but what I realize more about being Mormon was without even knowning it I have been obeying the law of wisdom, my whole life, I dont drink, I dont smoke or chew tobacco, I eat meat sparingly (fish- because I am Vegetarian). For me becoming a Mormon is about learning who I am and learning more and more each day, from readign scripture and praying, about who I am and what my purpose is as a Child of God. Show more Show less