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Hi I'm Laurie

I am a full time parent! I have 5 children and 4 grandchildren and I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I love my family, I love being a wife and a mom! And, I really love being a "Grammy!" I have a son currently serving a mission. My youngest son is a senior in High School and I am beginning to realize that he and I are both now planning to be full-time missionaries in the near future! I am looking forward to serving with my husband on missions and sharing the most important message the world can know. There is a Prophet on the earth! The Gospel of Jesus Christ has been fully and completely restored! Jesus Christ is the Savior of the World!

Why I am a Mormon

I have lived long enough to know that the only way to be happy, truly happy in my life is to live the teachings of the Savior, to keep His commandments and live true to the covenants I have made as a member of His true church. I know that everything good, everything happy, beautiful and full of light comes from our Heavenly Father who loves us so much. He has given us every way to come and learn of Him and be happy. I am grateful for that knowledge, I feel His love and I know that He is near. I hope I can show my love for Him by living His teachings and taking upon myself the name of His Only Begotten Son, even Jesus Christ and living well with honor and honesty before Him.

How I live my faith

I love serving in the church and I have had many opportunities to learn and grow as a result. I have taught an early morning religion class in our community that begins at 6:20 a.m. and ends at 7:10 a.m. each school day for high school age youth. I felt honored to teach a class like that, I loved starting my day that way. I always felt that if those kids could wake up and be in that class that early in the morning, then I would promise them, the Lord and myself that I would always be prepared and never waste their time! What a blessing it was for me, as I am sure I learned more in those years than the students ever did! Currently my husband and I are in charge of planning a youth conference for teens age 14 to 18, in our region. It will be a four day three night conference for kids in our region, (about 275 kids total!) We are going out into a National Park at a point on the old Oregon Trail and we are re-enacting a pioneer handcart trek. Our youth will be divided into families with a "Ma and a Pa" and siblings they may have never met before and spend the next 4 days trekking with a handcart and learning what it might have been like for the pioneers. This is a part of our church history, and we look forward to helping the youth learn of this great legacy of faith and devotion to God! It is a remarkable experience for all of us involved in this conference as we feel the hand of the Lord directing us!