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Hi I'm Lydia

I was born in Germany. I like peanut butter. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I am 22 years old, grew up in a family of six consisting of two parents and four girls, me being the second oldest of the four. My grandparents on either side of my family began the journey in finding the gospel, making me the third generation member. For fun I really enjoy music! I play the violin most proficiently, tinctured with a bit of piano and cello somewhere in the mix. I was going to a school in Idaho for a few years studying child psychology, before deciding to serve a mission. I was blessed to serve in the Washington, Tacoma Mission and it was there that I was blessed to share the great news of the gospel with my fellowman.

Why I am a Mormon

I was blessed to grow up a member of the church. Growing up, I never really questioned my testimony, but when I arrived at young adulthood, I realized that if I wanted to continue, I needed to know for myself that this church was true. I needed to have a greater understanding of my Savior, Jesus Christ, and I needed to know for myself that Joseph Smith was a prophet and that the Book of Mormon had the weight under heaven necessary to truly grant mankind salvation. Something life experience has taught me; if you wish to know truth, the only answers come from God. Much of my experience with deity has been spent perfecting this process. As I was able to gain a greater connection with my Heavenly Father, I began to see the multiplicity of ways He communicated with me. My testimony did not pop up all at once, but has grown from a tiny seed of faith, consistently tested and prodded to become what I would consider today, a bean sprout. I may not know all there is to know about the eternities, but I know the important things- I know that Jesus Christ is my older brother, He loves me enough to die for me, and the power of his atoning sacrifice is real! I know Joseph Smith is a prophet, and that by the power of God he translated the Book of Mormon. I know that through the power of the priesthood, my family can be eternal. I know that when we do the things that Heavenly Father asks of us, such as studying our scriptures, communicating with our Father, and attending church meetings where the Spirit of God is present, God grants us what is necessary for that greater light. Through the power of the Spirit of God, and the power of prayer, and smart obedience, I know that this church, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, is the true church restored to the earth through the prophet, Joseph Smith, and has, through the power of the Priesthood of God, the keys necessary to bring mankind back to live with Heavenly Father again. In the sacred name of Jesus Christ. Amen.

How I live my faith

Faith is an action word, so for those who say 'Mormons are busy' I agree!! We are a people of faith. I live my faith by awaking every morning with a positive attitude, knowing that the outcome of the day will bring me closer to my Father in Heaven, should I choose it to, and that no matter what, I will be taken care of. In the event of an unfortunate circumstance, I know that me and my family will be alright. It may not seem that way in the moment, but after hindsight kicks in, I begin to see 20/20. Every day, I wake up early to study what Heavenly Father needs me to know for that day, and start every day with a prayer. I believe in being kind to others because they deserve it, no matter if their actions qualify them for kindness or not. In church activity, I have been asked to serve as a secretary of young women between the ages of 12 and 18 (of course we're all young women at heart). I have been privileged to learn and grow with the 7 and 8 years old, returning to the basics. In my free time, I also love preparing talks for sacrament meetings by giving presentations in front of large groups of people! Haha just kidding.