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Hi I'm Lauren

I'm a full-time missionary. I'm a writer. I'm an athlete. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

My name is Lauren. I moved a lot growing up, so I have a love for traveling and new experiences. I also love to run, hike, bike, and do anything outdoors-related. I am working towards completing my undergraduate in Business Management, but I am taking two years off from school to serve as a full-time missionary for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints.

Why I am a Mormon

I have been a member of the LDS church since I was born, but my own personal conversion came when I was 12 years old. I was at a church-sponsored camp where we had many activities that allowed me to explore the gospel and build up the foundation of my testimony of the gospel. Before I knew the gospel was a good thing to have in my life, but at that camp I understood that Christ loves me and wants me to be a part of His work, and that He was going to help me fulfill everything I was meant to do in this life as long as I relied on my Savior and I kept His commandments. Since then, I have developed a deeper understanding of how Christ feels about me as a daughter of God. He loves all of His children, and all he wants is for us to take the steps necessary to come closer Him. The LDS church gives me hope that no matter what tough trials I face, I always have my Savior to lean on and to help bear my burdens. I love my Savior, I love the gospel, I love His children, and that is why I am a Mormon.

How I live my faith

I live my faith by sharing my values with those around me, whether it be by word or action. I am currently serving as a full-time missionary and this has been a time where I've dedicated myself 24/7 to the Lord's work. I read my scriptures everyday, I pray everyday, and I testify of Christ everyday. If I don't have the Holy Ghost, a gift given to me after I was baptized, with me when I testify of Christ, others cannot feel of the truthfulness of the message I share of the good news of Jesus Christ's restored gospel. Through doing the things that will bring me closer to Christ, I can more effectively convey the love of Jesus Christ to anyone I encounter.