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Hi I'm Laura Vousden

I'm a Proud Brit and a Mormon

About Me

I am 19 and most probably conform to your stereotypical idea of females my age; I am a massive Taylor Swift fan, I'm obsessed with all things pink and sparkly and I have an ever growing collection of clothes and shoes. However, I am also determined and passionate about my education and career and strive to always be learning, developing and growing. I interned at a UK Government organisation called Ofcom, I've worked with numerous business professionals whereby I've gained experience and knowledge that I hope to one day put into practice within my own career.

Why I am a Mormon

I was born in to the Mormon faith, with my parents encouraging me to go to church with them each Sunday and to study the scriptures and to pray daily. However, for the past two years I have lived away from my parents and moved in with family members who are not of the same faith as me, or have no faith in God or Christ altogether. So suddenly I didn't have anyone encouraging or taking me to church meetings each week or anyone to study scriptures or to pray with. I had to actively find a way to church each week and to make sure I stayed on top of living my faith throughout the week. This experience reaffirmed to me why I am Mormon and why I continue to follow the teachings of Christ, which are contained The Book of Mormon and the Bible. Essentially, I am Mormon NOT because I was born and brought up into the religion, but because I have prayed and studied about the teachings of this religion and I have come to know of its truth and happiness my self.

How I live my faith

In 'Where is the love' by The Black Eyed Peas they sing, "can you practice what you preach, or would you turn the other cheek?". This is how I try to live my faith. Personally, I do not see much of a point in professing to follow a faith but not actively living its teachings day by day. Obviously I am not perfect and at times I do mess up and make mistakes, as we all do. Our Father in Heaven knows this and does not expect me or anyone else to live their faith perfectly in every single moment, but he does expect us to try, and that is what I strive to do.