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Hi I'm Lindsey

I grew up in the East but am a student in the West. I am a friend and a believer. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

Running. Swimming. Learning new languages.

Why I am a Mormon

There are a few reasons why I am a Mormon. The biggest one is because I feel good when I live the teachings of Christ, as contained in the Book of Mormon. I know that God exists. I know that He is my Father and I am His daughter. When I pray, I feel that He is listening. I know that His son Jesus Christ, my brother, is alive - and that He died for me so that I can make mistakes and grow. I know that God speaks to us on this earth through prophets in the past and through a modern day prophet today - his name is Thomas S. Monson. I know that God has restored this fullness of truth in this day to help me be happy. And I am happy when I live by His teachings. This is the biggest evidence - personal happiness. And not the kind that is fleeting and empty - the kind that stretches deep down into my soul, the kind that is not communicable, only felt. This is a feeling that comes from the Holy Ghost. This is why I am a Mormon.

How I live my faith

This is a question I think about a lot. Faith is something that must continually be changing me - not a stagnant idea or concept. Faith is action. I am not perfect, but I try to live my faith by seeking to help others in need. Because I am not perfect, reading the scriptures and following the commandments is my instruction on how to live my life everyday. I also serve others in the church. I teach a lesson in church to all the women once a month. I strengthen my faith in Jesus Christ by serving and following His commandments. I love others.

What blessings can you receive from reading the Book of Mormon, the Bible, and other scriptures?

I have read these books many times, but every time I read them, I feel that I understand a new truth more deeply. When I pray to Heavenly Father about something, I often feel or notice an answer in the scriptures when I read them. I feel closer to God when I read them. I feel more power to overcome my weaknesses. I feel happier and am able to have a more eternal perspective. I better understand my life purpose. I better understand truth.  Show more Show less

What do Mormons believe about “eternal life?”

 We believe that "eternal life" is our goal on this earth. We are here to become more like God and to learn and grow. God' main goal is to help us gain eternal life and exaltation, but he can not force this on us. We must make decisions every day to choose Him - to exercise our own agency to make choices to seek out and follow truth. Eternal life, as described in the scriptures, means to know God, or to become like God, to live like God. One of the truths of our religion is that we make covenants or promises with God. We covenant, or promise, to do certain things, and He promises to bless and enable us. As we live our covenants, we are enabled to overcome weaknesses and gain access to the power of Christ's Atonement. We change - even who we are changes. We can become more like God - more kind, more loving, or more patient. This is such an awesome truth to me! One of the covenants we make is with our spouse when we get married. As we live by these covenants, we can live eternally with our families with God. So awesome! Show more Show less