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Hi I'm Lauren

I grew up in Springville, Utah, I am a Nursing student at Brigham Young University, and I am a Mormon.

About Me

I love to be outside; hiking, snowboarding, swimming, enjoying the sun. I am the oldest of three kids, I have one sister and one brother. I am originally from Arizona, but moved to Utah when I was little. I attend University in Utah, and am currently in Nursing school. I am preparing to serve an LDS mission in Campinas, Brazil. My free time is spent having fun and making memories with family and friends!

Why I am a Mormon

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints is the only religion I have ever known, but I was not fully converted or understood its importance to me till around my freshman year of college. I grew up in a very dominant LDS community, which was a huge blessing. I knew from a young age how important it was to have a relationship with my Heavenly Father. When I was younger, my father left the church. I did not understand until high school the impact this had on me. I began to see someone I love very much fall away from all I had ever known and from all that I had ever known my father to be. I began to question if being a member of the church really was worth it, when I had seen my father living a life without the church and it wasn't so bad. Even though he did seem happy without the church, I felt that something in our relationship was missing. After high school, I was apporaching a time in my life when I would be moving away to go to school, and wouldn't have my mother directly with me to rely on spiritually. I needed to figure out for myself what I wanted religion wise! I read the Book of Mormon daily, sincerly prayed to my Heavenly Father, and did my best to be like my Savior, Jesus Christ. The happiness I had from those simple actions showed me that I was doing what my Heavenly Father wanted me to do, and he was happy with me.I finally felt truly converted, and realzed what I was missing from my relationship with my father was the gospel of Jesus Christ. As I have continued to learn more about my religion as a Latter Day Saint I have experienced true happiness and know that the gospel is what I need in my life. I testify of the happiness being a memebr of The Church of Latter Day Saints brings. I know this is the true church, and that Heavenly Father wants his children to be happy. I love the gospel of Jesus Chirst and am so happy for the blessings and direction it brings me.

How I live my faith

I live my faith by doing my best to remember God in my every day life. Living my faith is more than just going to church on Sunday, it is striving to gain more Christ like characteristics each week and focusing on aspects of life that are important; being thankful, patient, and kind. Saying my prayers and reading the scriptures is a way that reassures me of my faith, as well as shows God that I am living my faith. I try my best to be of service to others, my calling in church helps me to do more service. I serve with a group of young single adults, who are called to serve the community by thinking of ways to help those in need. We visit the elderly, collect food cans and make lunches for the homeless. My favorite service is the simple service of making someone smile, it is the best service that has been done to me and my day is brightened when I see someone happy, "... Inasmuch as ye have done it unto one of the least of these my brethren, ye have done it unto me" - Mark