What Is a Church Community?
Loading.....

The video player could not be built.

Do you want to chat with a missionary?

We are happy to answer any questions you may have. Start a chat or call us at 1-888-537-6600.

Hi I'm Laura

I was raised in Utah. I absolutely love dancing and exploring the great outdoors. I'm a Mormon!

About Me

I'm the 4th of 5 kids in my family. I've been attending college for the last year, but now I am leaving on a mission to Boston! I was involved in Irish dance for 10 years and ballroom dance for 3 years. Currently I am continuing to learn other styles of folk dancing. My mom taught me how to play the piano, and I love the power of good, uplifting music. One of my favorite things to do is go hiking and camping so I can explore the nature! But when it gets right down to it, nothing beats spending quality time with my family. We like to play games, watch movies and musicals, hike, or just talk together.

Why I am a Mormon

Some might say I didn't choose to become a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints because my parents raised me in it. But from what I've learned, we all have a choice. I could have chosen to stop attending the meetings or living the standards any day, but I never desired that. Each day I feel peace about where I came from, confidence in who I am, and hope for what I can become. I know that because the Savior suffered for my sins, I have the privilege of repenting and turning my life around each time I mess up. He gives unlimited second chances! It can be easy to feel down on myself for the mistakes I make each day, but I know that the Savior can always pick me up and give me a fresh start if I do all I can to follow His righteous example. And that makes me happier than anything in the world! Why wouldn't I want to be a part of His church?

How I live my faith

In my last student ward I was called to be a Family Home Evening "mom." This meant that I, along with some others in my group, got to plan activities every week for our "family," which was comprised of about 16 students. Since we were all attending college and very busy, sometimes we only had time for a quick game or thought. But it was always worth it! By spending time together each week, we really became good friends and knew we had a support group we could rely on. The same is true for when I spend time at home with my real family! The more time we spend together, the better friends we become with each other.