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Hi I'm Laurie

I am a wife to one, mother to 4, grandmother to 14. I have spent the last 22 years living in Alaska. I am a Mormon.

About Me

My husband and I are retired (recently). Our four children are all married and raising our 14 grandchildren in 4 different states. I worked in the airline industry for 12 years. A side benefit was getting to travel over much of Alaska (and a few other places in the world too!). I love to see new places and people. . But my favorite place is home surrounded by my family, especially those 14 grand-children. When I have free time, I quilt, read, play the piano and cook.

Why I am a Mormon

My parents joined the Church when I was a small child, so I basically grew up in the Church. My father is the only member in his family and my mother has a long legacy of pioneers on her side of the family. I think no matter how or when you became a member, you must be converted at some point. For me that happened in High School when I first read the Book of Mormon all the way through on my own. I knew it was true and because of that, it has been easy to accept living Prophets, modern revelation and every other doctrine of the Church. I love my Savior Jesus Christ and want to follow Him and his example in my daily life. I have been blessed in my life with direction, comfort and love because of my membership in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.

How I live my faith

I have served in many capacities in the Church over my lifetime. Most recently I taught the adult Sunday School class, studying the scriptures. I loved re-reading the Old Testament last year, and learned much more than I taught others I'm sure. I enjoyed re-learning some favorite Bible stories and discovering others that I didn't know. My husband and i are soon leaving our home to serve a mission for a year - exciting times ahead I'm sure. There are always ways to serve others in the Church and I love that.