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Hi I'm Lindsay

I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I grew up in a small town in New Mexico. I am single and live in Arizona. I enjoy reading, going to baseball games, camping, hiking and being outdoors.

Why I am a Mormon

I have been a member all my life but struggled in my 20's. When I was 22 I was engaged and after many months and 5 days until I was to be sealed in the temple the relationship ended. I was heartbroken. I often wondered why Heavenly Father let this happen. Did I do something wrong? Did he not love me? This was the first time I struggled with my faith I knew I never wanted to be a member of any other church but sometimes the world got the better of me. I recall one night many years later that I was unable to sleep. Trying to understand where my life had gone wrong. I was 30 years old, still single and attending a family ward that I was unable to connect with anyone. I tried to clear my mind and the story in the Book of Mormon of Lehi's vision came to mind. I was so impressed by this story that several hours passed before I got up and went to read the story. I read of Lehi seeing the Tree of Life and seeing his family partaking of the fruit. He than looked around and saw the iron rod, a mist of darkness and a river, and a large spacious building. He saw some of his sons mocking them from the building and saw others letting go of the rod and straying from the path. I found myself realizing that I had let go of the iron rod and has wandered into the mist of darkness. I can't recall when this happened. I had lost my mother several years before and I felt more alone than I have ever been. I had no one to share in my grief. All my brothers and sisters were married with families of their own. I realized in that instant that it was up to me. I had to take charge of my life, to begin to attend my church meeting and become active in my new ward. I knew if I was going to attend the temle again and feel the peace I knew was there I would need to confront my past in order to find happiness again. Today I continue to be single. Though it is hard I know the Lord loves me and knows me by name asn has a plan for me.

How I live my faith

Though it is diffucult being single in a family oriented church I find ways I can contribute. I attend my church meeting, reading the lesson in advance so that I can participate and try to meet a new person every sunday. At least once a week I find ways to interact with other singles, from going to institute, to attending firesides or just being with friends. I enjoy visiting the ladies in my ward. I find that even though I do not have families as they do I still find that we have things in common. Though I am unable to feed the missionaries in my own home due to being single I try to coordinate with another family to help with the food so that I can enjoy the blessings of having them share a message with me.