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Hi I'm Lindsay

I'm a feminist. I'm a missionary. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

My name is Lindsay and I have recently graduated from university with a Bachelor of Science in Health Sciences. Until recently, I was working two part-time jobs: one as a research assistant at an arthritis research centre; and the other as a gallery interpreter and teacher at a local science museum. Presently, I am serving as a full-time missionary for the Church in the country of Georgia (საკართველო), which is part of Armenia Yerevan Mission. As a student, I took classes on health care systems and institutions that perpetuate health and social inequities, particularly those relating to gender inequality. Once I complete my missionary service, I plan to go to graduate school to pursue a Master's in International Development and Social Policy. I hope to one day work towards eliminating these social inequities and providing health and basic human rights for all, especially for women. I also love to travel! I have been to the Philippines, Cambodia, South Korea, Hong Kong, and a number of places across the United States. I also spent 4 months living in Kolkata, India in Fall 2011. While there, I volunteered at a social enterprise that seeks to empower female survivors of human trafficking. I came to understand the importance of education and dignified employment opportunities for the well-being of women. I also came to understand that sharing the doctrine of Christ is the most feminist thing I can do, which is why I want to be a missionary.

Why I am a Mormon

I am a Mormon because of the example of great friends! When I was 13 my family moved to a small, rural community where the majority of citizens were church members. I attended activities with my friends, and when I was in the tenth grade I began attending seminary. I only intended to attend seminary for one semester, just to learn something about the church; however, I ended up completing 3 years of seminary. Once I finished high school I moved to the city to attend university, where I continued to attend church. I was unable to get baptized at this point, because I was still 17 and did not have permission from my parents. However, after completing my first year of university I returned home, and here I was baptized by one of my best friends. I never took the missionary discussions; it was because of the example of my friends and their families that I joined the church. I saw how happy they were in their families, and decided that that was something I wanted for myself. Great joy and blessings have come to me through living the gospel of Jesus Christ, and I am so grateful to be a member of this church! I have a testimony of the power of being a good example, and how through living gospel standards you have the ability to lift those around you. As such, I aim to live the gospel as best I can, continually striving to be an example to my friends and family who are not members of the church.

How I live my faith

I live my faith through keeping all of the commandments Heavenly Father has asked of his children. I am not perfect, but I strive to do the best I can. I live my faith by attending church and church education classes on a weekly basis. I live my faith through visiting those in need and striving to complete church assignments I have been given to the best of my ability. Living the gospel of Jesus Christ is a daily process, and I am continually striving to do better. I also live my faith through serving those around me, whether it be through church service or through simple random acts of kindness. You never know the far-reaching effects of a simple act of service or your example, so I strive to always be as Christ-like as I can. I am also living my faith through choosing to serve a mission. This gospel is a gospel of love, and I am so excited to be that example to others each and every day. As a missionary, I will have the opportunity to serve others as Christ did. I know that Heavenly Father is aware of each and every one of his children. Because of that, I know that there is someone in Armenia or Georgia that needs my example of Christ-like love and service. I also know that the message of gender equality that the Church teaches is unique and has the power to change the world. I want to share that message with the world, and I believe that one person has the power to bring about that change. Through being a missionary, I hope to be that person.