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Hi I'm Lauren

Lover of laughter, music, daydreams and cookies! Primary school teacher in training. Mormon.

About Me

I always so grateful for the many blessings that I have been given and constantly receive from our loving Father in Heaven. So, I believe in making the most out life by working hard, but also enjoying the little moments along the way. I love reading, drawing, playing netball, listening and dancing to music, baking cakes and other yummy treats and spending time with family and friends. I'm currently studying at University to be primary school teacher - a profession which I have come to love more and more as I learn and experience more about it. However, I'm putting my degree on hold to serve a mission for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints. I have been called to serve in the Australia Adelaide Mission and am super excited to go!!!

Why I am a Mormon

I am a Mormon because I wholeheartedly believe that this is the restored gospel of Jesus Christ on the earth. Through personal, spiritual experiences I have come to know that I am a child of God and I know that he has a plan and purpose for us, and for me individually. One thing that I absolutely love about this gospel is that it is a gospel of progression. Progression from who we once were to who we can become - perfect, just as Christ was. I believe that we can overcome all trials, hardships and obstacles with Christ. As well as overcoming hard things, through Christ's atonement we can also excel at good things, and become better, more loving, giving and happy people. I also believe that once we have passed on from this life we will still be alive! And we will be able to live with our families forever! This gives life meaning, it gives me optimism and it gives me a purpose to strive for.

How I live my faith

I'm currently the teacher of the "Sunbeam" class at my local church in Australia. This class is for children aged 3. I think they must be called the sunbeams because they are full of sunshine energy!! I absolutely love my calling! It can be a bit tiring at times to plan a lesson for church after a long week of university and work, but it is completely worth it. The lessons we teach for these children are simple but have a profound spirit. I am grateful for the opportunity I have to help these children feel happy, safe and loved. Particularly to help them feel the overwhelming love that Heavenly Father and Jesus Christ have for them. Mostly I am grateful to see the great love that the children have for Jesus Christ, it is truly special. Plus kids are so funny - I never have a boring Sunday!