Hi I'm Lydia
I'm a college graduate. I'm a runner, a swimmer, and a cyclist. I'm a missionary and I'm a Mormon.
To put it simply, there are a vast array of things that make me who I am. I love road bikes, participating in triathlons, learning, strenthening others (physically and spiritually), surrounding myself with those I love, and simply smiling, whistling, and laughing. I am someone who loves to look at life on the positive side. When life is hard, I find the good within it because it is always there. I strive to be who my Heavenly Father wants me to be. I live my life as a disciple of Jesus Christ by being one of His missionaries in the Oklahoma Oklahoma City Mission. Because of Christ and by being a member of His church, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, I know I can always have happiness in life.
Why I am a Mormon
Why do we do the things we do in this life? We do them because they make us happy. That is what we live and breath for, to be happy. That's why I'm a Mormon, because it makes me happy. Being a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints has brought me the greatest joy that I have had and it has helped me throughout all aspects of my life. Without the knowledge I have received from this Gospel, it makes me shiver just thinking of where I would be without it. Because of this knowledge, I have been able to see the light in the darkest moments of life. Christ was always there at my side, urging me on. This church allows me to act for myself and choose what I believe will best benefit my life, which ultimately are the things the church has appointed us to do. This is a church for ALL people, not just for certain individuals. The only way you can find out for yourself if it is the true church is to pray. God will not withhold information from you and He will not and cannot lie. You can ask Him any question your heart desires and if done so with faith and through the name of Jesus Christ, Heavenly Father will answer your questions. I know this to be true because I do it constantly, so give it a shot! :)
How I live my faith
As a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, we are given the opportunity to serve others, both within and outside of the church. Currently, I am serving an 18-month mission for the church in the Oklahoma Oklahoma City Mission, where I go about my day, with a companion, teaching people more about what we believe and how they can come closer to Christ. This is all I do during these 18-months (18 months for females and 24 for males); no work, no pay, no schooling, no dating, and so forth. It has been the most rewarding experience thus far in my life and I love everything about it!! Faith is a principle of action, so to have faith, you must do something. Living by faith is a day-by-day event. Every choice we make, (well, not so much the minor choices like what we eat and what-not) directly affects our eternal salvation. So long as we make our decisions upon what our Father in Heaven would like us to do, then we won't have to worry what happens to us, whether it be good or bad. This is how I live my faith; relying upon the Father and trying to align my will with His.