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Hi I'm Laura

I'm a student. I'm a friend. I'm a sister. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

Swimming, hiking, rock climbing, running, bike riding, skiing, being outside! That's where I like to be. Though I do like some indoor activities like wheel throwing, yoga (which is nice outside too), watching movies and reading. I'm a student who has gone to a few different schools just to get an experience. I'm studying pre-nursing and actually just finished all of my prerequisites to start the nursing program. I've been in the U.S. Navy for a very short time (I got a medical discharge while in boot camp) but it was a great experience while I was there. I had a few jobs, but my favorites have been working as a CNA at a veteran's home and my most favorite a lifeguard. It was warm being in the sun all day. My parents have been divorced since I was two, both of whom have been remarried, and I have an older brother. Out of all of them, I'm the only one that goes to church.

Why I am a Mormon

A few years ago if you asked me about the LDS church, I would have said that they were a misguided people. I had no intention of becoming a member of the church. I had went to the Young Single Adult activities because there wasn't any other options for christian people my age to get together and talk about the gospel and have fun. Mostly people my age went drinking and I wasn't exactly into that. I needed a job and when I got one I ended up living a with a friend who was/is a member. She became like family. Soon a lot of my friends were members and I started going to church with them as well as attending my church, an Evangelical church. I did this for a couple years and still had no intention of joining the church. Not one bit of me did. I went away to school, but before I did, a senior sister missionary had me promise to read the Book of Mormon for five minutes every day. She was a senior! How could I say no? I reluctantly told her I would do so and I'm not one to break my promises. So I read it for five minutes every day. I did miss one or two days to be honest. At first, I thought it was a bunch of hooey. But because I promised I kept reading. About half way through I had a classmate ask what I believed in, he was in search of the truth. I told him a bit and said if he really wants to know read the Bible front to back and pray about it he would find his answer. Then I thought to tell him to read the Book of Mormon. Why would I think that? I went home and pondered. I don't want to lead others astray. Why would I think that? I prayed and asked if the book was true, if the church was true. I had a quietness come over me. It was peaceful and just nice. In that quiet I heard God say, "Yes, this is true." I told Him, "okay, I'm going to jump of this cliff and you better catch me." Not only did He catch me, He helped me to soar.

How I live my faith

I have been called to help lead music at church when somebody else can't. I also go and visit and teach four wonderful women with a sister companion. I participate with the Young Single Adults doing fun activities such as paintballing, rafting, or just games and a dinner. I have recently been called to serve a mission for 18 months away from my home. For that, I'm very excited.