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Hi I'm Laura Lynn

I grew up Baptist, taught public school & 3 of our 4 children have a chronic illness. I help run a theater group. I am Mormon.

About Me

Hi! Right now I guess my most important job is a mom of 4. Our oldest daughter, age 21, has mental and physical disabilities due to a chronic illness, Cystic Fibrosis, that two of her sisters also have. Our lives really revolve around her. Although I don't teach school anymore, I still substitute teach, plus I teach dance and I am the Vice President of a local theater group for children. Love animals, and I love to read by the fire....of course with a big mug of cocoa, and a chocolate bar doesn't hurt!

Why I am a Mormon

For 26 years of my life, I was a devout Baptist. I loved my church and my pastor. However, my younger brother had made friends with a Mormon boy at school. Mormons were preached against at our church. We were told they were a cult, that they worshipped a man named Joseph, and that they blasphemed against God. Knowing this teenager that my brother had befriended, those things we were being taught just did not seem to make sense. Overtime, my brother and this boy became best friends. He served a mission for his church, and when he returned, we started dating. I was chastised in front of the congregation by that pastor I loved so dearly. I tried to explain that these people DID believe in Jesus Christ, that they did NOT worship a human, and that their entire church was service-based . It fell on deaf ears and I was devastated. I was no longer welcome at my old church. I started investigating the LDS church. I became engaged to this young man, and six months later, after much prayer, scripture reading, and tears, I knew this was truly the Church of Jesus Christ on this earth, and I became a member. I have now been a member just shy of 22 years. Life continues to have its ups and its downs, but when you have an entire church family to lean upon, to help raise your children, to give you strength in times of need, and you know without a shred of doubt that your savior, the Lord Jesus Christ, is the true head of this church, ahead of any man who could walk on earth, you know that you can endure anything.

How I live my faith

In our church, all of the positions are held by people like me; stay at home moms, college professors, doctors, tech people, teachers. We all donate our time, our talents, and our energies to sharing the gospel both with members of our own church and with others. Currently, and I teach the women's Sunday school program. Since we rotate responsibilities, we all get to take part in all aspects of the church. It helps us to stretch who we are, and gives us opportunities for growth. I have also led the children's choir program, I have taught an early-morning religion class to teenagers at 5:30 AM and and I have lead a special Sunday school class for investigators who want to learn about our faith.