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Hi I'm Lauren

I'm from Las Vegas, and I've been a member for 2 years.

About Me

I'm in college, trying to become an engineer. It's pretty stressful, but I play my violin to help me relieve stress at the end of long days. Music is one of my favorite things on the planet, I listen to it whenever I have a spare moment. I am the middle child of 5 so I have my fair share of older and younger siblings, and almost all of us play at least one instrument. Family, church, school and music are my favorite things in life...food could probably go up there too.

Why I am a Mormon

As a 12 year old, I was invited to a church dance by my best friend, and her family promptly invited me to attend church with them the next day. I accepted the invitation, and immediately felt that something had been missing in my life during the meetings. I attended church meetings with them every Sunday and began going to Seminary classes once I started High School. My parents had a rule that I couldn't be baptized until I turned 16 so I made the most of those 4 years between discovering the church and my baptism date. The more I learned and read and prayed the more my testimony of the church grew until I couldn't imagine my life without the gospel in it and I anxiously waited for the day that I could be baptized. I became extremely involved in church groups and the activities they hosted, and after a few years, I turned 16 and took the missionaries and was baptized. It was then that I truly knew, beyond a shadow of a doubt, that I made the right decision. It certainly wasn't an easy journey and it still isn't, but the joy, light, and peace that this gospel brings to my life makes all of the trials I've faced worth it. My 2 younger siblings and mom even started going to and joined the church, and my youngest sister is waiting for her 16th birthday even more anxiously than I was. My dad and 2 older sisters are not members, but still support our decision to join the church and recognize how much happiness it brings to our lives.

How I live my faith

I just moved into a new ward in my college town. I don't currently hold a calling, but I go to the church meetings every Sunday and the activities my ward has throughout the week. Whenever possible I try to attend the service projects, like recently we went down to Houston a few weekends in a row to help the people affected by Hurricane Harvey. On a daily basis I strive to help serve those around me at school, work, or home through even the smallest acts. I try to be as active as possible in various church activities.