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Hi I'm Lynzi

I am a teacher, a sister, a daughter, a wife and a soon to be mother.I love being a Mormon!

About Me

I am a 28 year old teacher. I got married 7 months ago and just found out we are expecting our first child. I love music of all kinds, theater, sports, wakeboarding and snowboarding. I absolutely love to travel. I lived in Peru for a year and a half, and studied in Hawaii. I love to learn about new cultures and new people! I live for my family. I love being a wife and I can't wait to be a mom. I feel so blessed that my sibbling are some of my best friends in the world.

Why I am a Mormon

I was born into the church, but that being said, there comes a time when everyone has decide for themselves that the church is true and it worth living. For me that time came when I was going to college in Hawaii. For the first time in my life I was living thousands of miles away from my family and the people I knew. It was scary, but I had a peace and solace in the teachings of Jesus Christ that I found no where else. For me, being that far from home, I often felt like something was missing. However, everytime I was in church, everytime I spent time in the Bible and in the Book of Mormon, and everytime I spent time on my knees talking to my Father in Heaven, I felt complete. Life is full of mistakes and trials, of hard times and great times, but I find that the teachings of the Savior and the plan of a loving Heavenly Father help me to have joy in life, and a sense of security and joy in the life to come. I know that Heavenly Father lives and loves us, I know that Jesus Christ is His son, and the Savior of the world, I know that Jesus Christ restored His gospel and teachings through the prophet Joseph Smith. I am grateful for the Book of Mormon and the added testimony of the Savior that it has blessed me with. I know that God still loves His children, and so he still speaks to the world through modern day prophets. That knowledge means everything to me. I am so grateful to know that I can be with my family forever.

How I live my faith

Living my faith is a daily decission. It isn't always easy, but correct living according to the teachings of Jesus Christ and His prophets bless me everyday of my life. Through daily prayer and scripture study I find strength to accomplish anything the Lord requires of me. I teach religion to the youth of the church daily in a church program we call "Seminary." 14-18 year olds in the church choose to participate in seminary one hour a day, everyday. I am always amazed at their dedication and their knowledge of the scriptures! It is such a blessing to me to be able to teach and testify about Christ everyday of my life. It helps me feel feel closer to my Heavenly Father as I teach about Him, and help my students come to understand that they are His children.

Why do Mormons baptize their new members?

I met a lot of people on my mission who thought we baptize people just so our church membership would increase. This can't be farther from the truth. We believe in the teachings of Jesus Christ when He taught that we must be baptized to inherit the kingdom of God. We want everyone to obtain that blessing! The New Testament makes it clear that Jesus Christ gave authority to baptize. We believe that after the death of Jesus Christ and His apostles that authority was lost from the Earth. Through the restoration of the gospel through the prophet Joseph Smith, we believe that the authority to baptized is now on the Earth again. That is why baptism into the true church is so eternally important. Show more Show less