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Hi I'm Laina

I Love being ME! I love Life! and I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I love playing Roller Derby! I love pranking family and friends. I love having a good laugh, and making people laugh. I grew up in New Zealand. Becoming a member of the Church, it has changed my life so much! I love reading, love sleeping, love eating, love meeting new people. 

Why I am a Mormon

I had never believed in a God. I always knew something was there. But never had a sure knowledge. I met my biological father 5 years ago. As I met him he introduced me to the Missionaries. I didnt believe at first what they told me. I found it hard to believe that such a God could care for people like us. However when I started to pray and to started to truely ponder what the Missionaries were saying. It began to stir within myself questions I had had unanswered throughout my life. I had been going to Church with my Dad and his family and saw how happy they were without anything of the world. I never knew such a happiness could exist without substance and worldy things. I wanted a piece of that Happiness. And as I started to read the bible and read about Jesus Christ I realised I had been longing for this happiness. This emptyness that I had felt throughout my life had seemed to be getting filled as I learnt about my Savior and about Him having a church on the earth and then restoring that same church back onto the earth in these days. I had began to stir that it caused so much confusion within me that I needed to put at rest these feelings and find out if the things the Missionaries were telling me were true or not. One day I decided to fast and to pray as the Scriptures had pointed out to do. I had locked myself into my room told my Step Mum I was busy to please leave me be. I had the scriptures in front of me and the side of my bed. I read all the day long, and praying in my heart and also on my knees. I had needed to know the truth of these things. As I asked Heavenly Father if he would tell me if these things are true or not. I can never forget that feeling I recieved. I felt the warmth of the Sun shine through onto me and felt warm and snug. I felt at peace. I felt calm. I felt absolute. I felt filled. Not only once but throughout the whole day I felt those same feelings. That is when I knew it was true. I knew that the Book of Mormon was truely the word of God. I knew that Joseph Smith was a prophet of God who restored his Gospel onto the Earth today. I knew that Jesus really did walk this earth. He is the center of this Church. This is His Church. I knew that Heavenly Father would never leave His Children. Today I still know those things. I know them without a doubt in this body I reside in. I know with everything I have it is true. It is the Gospel of Jesus Christ. His Church has been restored to the Earth. There is still hope. There is a prophet on the Earth today who speaks with God like in days of Old. The Book of Mormon was translated by the young boy Prophet Joseph Smith. I know Jesus Christ is real. He atoned for our sins so that we can live with Heavenly Father again. I know these things are true, because I have asked the Almighty Maker himself if these things are true. And he has answered yes. They are. 

How I live my faith

I strive to live my faith the best I can. I always strive to live righteously and make right decisions.

How can I know Mormonism is true?

Laina
The greatest way to find out if Mormonism is true is to simply ask. After you have read the Book of Mormon and have pondered over it. If it is truth that you seek, with a broken heart and a contrite spirit and in faith, kneel down in prayer and ask Heavenly Father to manifest the truth of it unto you. I can testify that as you do this Heavenly Father will by the Holy Ghost manifest the truth of it unto you. How can you know? The fruits of the Spirit are feeling warm, hope, at peace, calmness. The Holy Ghost is the bearer of all truth. It will help bring about Truth and Light to all those who seek it. Show more Show less