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Hi I'm Lyndi

I'm a student, a designer, and a friend. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I grew up in a small town, the fourth of six children. I love my family and the many adventures we have together. We like to play games, card, board, and sport varieties, sing, dance, watch movies, play video games, cook and eat food, and in general have a good time. I have a double major in Theatre Arts Studies, with an emphasis in Costume Design, and German Studies. I love to learn, and thrive in the school/university environment. I have traveled a bit, and hope to continue exploring. It is thrilling to me, to meet new people and see new places, knowing that everyone I meet is a child of God and has a story of their own.

Why I am a Mormon

 I am a Mormon because the principles and ordinances of the Gospel of Jesus Christ fill my life with happiness and hope. I grew up with parents who loved the Lord, and taught their children to love Him too. I was still quite young when my dad died from lung cancer. A trial such as ours could have made me bitter and resentful toward God, but the firm foundation my parents treasured and shared with me fortified my faith. I turned to the Lord for comfort and peace, and found it as I buried myself in the Book of Mormon Another Testament of Jesus Christ. Since then, the organization of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints has provided me with ample opportunity to love and serve others, thinking less often of myself. I am happy to have a responsibility in the church. Some say that I am a Mormon because I was born into a Mormon family. While this is true, I have learned for myself through study, prayer and the power of the Holy Ghost that the Gospel of Jesus Christ in its entirety is taught in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. I have prayed, and know that Joseph Smith, Prophet of the Restoration, saw God the Father and Jesus Christ in a grove of trees and that they called him to establish their church again on the Earth. I have experienced the changing power of the Book of Mormon that will bless the lives of those who attend to a serious study of the book. I have hope through the Atonement of Jesus Christ and the Plan of Happiness that I will be with my dad again. Living the Gospel of Jesus Christ makes me happy. I know who I am, and what my Heavenly Father has planned for me. That is why I am a Mormon.

How I live my faith

 Where I live, young single members of the church have wards for people their own age. My ward consists of young men and women between the ages of 18 and 30. Some are students, some work full time, some teach and some have internships, but all work together to build friendships and trust. I have served in my ward as a teacher most recently. I love to study the life of the Savior, Jesus Christ and the words of His living prophets on the Earth today. When I prepare to teach a lesson, I pray for Heavenly Father's help to say the things He would have His beloved children hear. My goal is to touch their hearts, inspire them to change and to become better instruments in the hands of God. Today I received a new calling, or responsibility, in my ward. I felt inadequate and unqualified when asked to serve as the Activities Committee Chairperson. I will be responsible for organizing monthly activities for the members of my ward to participate in. These activities provide a safe, loving, social atmosphere for the members to learn and grow together. Even though I feel more comfortable as a teacher, a public speaker, and a performer I know that if the Lord wants me to play with His children, He will prepare a way for me to be able to do it. He'll teach me the skills I need to have, to encourage unity and love in my ward. I live my faith by accepting responsibilities and moving forward in fulfilling them, even when I feel like someone else could probably do the job better. I know that Heavenly Father has a plan, and that He is the one who has called me to this position. By accepting His call to serve, I allow my faith to grow through the moulding and shaping Heavenly Father has in store for me.