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Hi I'm Lindsy

I am 6'3"and love it! I played colligate volleyball as well as professionally overseas in Switzerland. I'm a Mormon

About Me

Hi my name is Lindsy and I am 23 years old. I grew up in California in a really small town and have been LDS all my life. I grew up in a great home and love my family very much. I love the church and I love sharing the gospel. I played Division I colligate volleyball at a catholic school in California. I love the jesuit community and how nice and caring they were. Though we did not see eye to eye on everything we were able to respect one another's beliefs and it was a great experience. I then had the opportunity to play professional volleyball in Switzerland for a year as well. I was able to travel to many different places and experience a different kind of life. The people of Switzerland were so amazing and I loved playing volleyball there. I was able to do all of these things with my amazing husband of 4 1/2 years. We got married when we were 19 and yes I thought it was crazy too :) He was not a member of the church at the time but about 6 months after we got married he decided it was something he wanted to do. He felt it was important to find out if the church was true for himself and not just join for me. We have a 10 month old little girl and I love being a mom. I do miss volleyball sometimes but I am excited to be able to start a new journey building a family. I love being a young mom. I am so grateful that I get to spend eternity with my husband and daughter. There is not a greater feeling in the world.

Why I am a Mormon

I was born into a Mormon family but does not mean that I had to stay Mormon. I love that in our religion we have the opportunity to choose to live the way we want and we are accountable for the consequences. I have had many opportunities to shy away from the church but I choose not too because I love the promises the church has to offer. I love feeling fulfilled and humbled by attending church meetings. I love making friendships and creating a community with people who have the same values or want to have the same values. I am a Mormon because I want to be and not because people tell me I have to be. I love knowing that I am not alone and that I have a father in heaven who watches over me. Going to a catholic university there were times that I was persecuted for my beliefs. Not just from catholic people but people from people of all different kinds of backgrounds. They persecuted me because they did not understand and were afraid to get to know what my beliefs. Some were afraid that I was going to try to convert them but there were others who wanted to know more and I was able to change some peoples understandings of who the Mormons are and that we are not strange and our beliefs are not that unusual. I also love that the Mormon church is the same no matter where you go in the world. I have traveled though Europe and have attended Mormon churches all over the world and the meeting is exactly run the same way as in the states. I have met Mormon missionaries and the message is still the same as it is the states. It is truly amazing. With a church organization so large that is wonderful that we all teach the same principles.

How I live my faith

I try to live my faith everyday. I will admit that I am not perfect and I know that it is ok not to be perfect. I try to live with an open heart and mind and to help others as often as I can. I work hard not to judge people before I get to know them and to treat everyone with respect. I look to Jesus Christ as my example in how to treat others and how to live my life. I try to pray everyday for courage and strength to make the right decisions. I love the organization of the mormon church because we do not have meetings only on Sunday's. We have groups and class activities each week as well. In the Mormon church we do not pay the people who organize the meetings and classes. It is all on a volunteer basis and I believe it makes it that much more special. You know that people are putting in their time and effort to help you personally. Being so involved in church is a great way to keep me grounded and to always feel loved even in the hardest of times. I have been given the opportunity to help the young women in our church. We have our own seperate meetings on Sunday's and once a week we meet together in the evening and we participate in activities. We do a variety of activities trying to interest every young woman we have. We also get to participate in a lot of service projects which are always the best activities. The girls love the feeling they get from helping others. What a great lesson to learn at such a young age. Our goal is to try to help the young women know that they have friends and loved ones who care for them at this hard time in their life. Being a teenager with good morals is hard these days. To know that you have a support system with that is very helpful for these growing girls. It is a place where girls can feel comfortable with who they are and be able to ask questions and learn life lessons.

Are Mormons Christians?

Mormons are most definitely Christians. Christianity is defined as a religion based on the life and teachings of Jesus Christ. A lot of people do not think that we believe in Jesus Christ because we have a prophet on the earth today. A lot of people also think that we praise Joseph Smith and that he is our savior. We talk so much about Joseph Smith because he played a huge role in restoring the gospel to the earth. He was being directed by Jesus Christ and listening to his teachings. We do believe that Jesus Christ is our only lord and savior and that he died for us. He atoned for our sins and we will be able to repent for our sins because of all that he has done for us. We read the bible and have the book of Mormon because we believe it is another testimate of Jesus Christs tracings. Show more Show less