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Hi I'm Linsey

I'm a student of Public Health at Brigham Young University, Idaho. I love my Savior Jesus Christ, and I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I grew up in the San Joaquin Valley in California. I have family of four - my mother and sister are members, while my father isn't. It was hard growing up trying to understand why my dad wasn't a member and why he was never interested in the church - because it seemed like the gospel was something that made everyone so happy. A lot of the time, I had to teach myself the principles of the gospel. I now attend Brigham Young University in Idaho, and I love it here. I enjoy being outside and enjoying nature - but I also like to kick back, watch movies and hang out with friends and family.

Why I am a Mormon

I am a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints because every aspect of the gospel gives me hope. I grew up in the church, but I had a part member family and it was really hard to try and make sense of the things I was learning at church. Until I was older, I never practiced anything I learned at church outside of our services. Once I realized what the significance of prayer, fasting, scripture reading, and a testimony really was, I was changed. It was this change in my life that made me realize that Jesus really did die for ME just as he did for every one of us on Earth, ever.. Each individual. And that because he loves us, he has prepared a way for us to return to him. I love the scriptures. The scriptures, the temple, and this gospel, are all tools we have to be back with our Father. When I study the gospel I know that I am doing what He would have me do. I am a Mormon because I can feel in my heart that it this gospel is true.

How I live my faith

I show my dedication to this gospel by showing my Father in Heaven how much I love him through service to others each day. I try to remember my elder brother Jesus Christ and how he might act in every situation that I encounter. I enjoy spending time with those who are not of my faith and being an example of our church so they might become interested in what makes me so happy!

What are some things that tell you there is a God?

Linsey
When I look around me, I see an Earth that is far too sophisticated to have been created by any other being. While the world is becoming very corrupt and is an ugly place at times, it doesn't negate the fact that this Earth was created by a God and he watches over each and every one of us at all times. Science can try to explain the way the earth was created, the way that it all works, but really we don't know - only HE knows. Not only does the beauty and grandeur of the Earth remind me that there is a God, but the mere fact that I have the ability to LOVE, that others around me show love, remind me that there must be someone out there. By whom are we taught to love? Our parents, sure, but who taught them, and those before them? We had to have learned this somehow. We are very smart, sophisticated beings ourselves but we were not created simply by colliding particles. It's impossible. We have a Heavenly Father, he is real. Show more Show less

Is it true that Jesus appeared in North America after his crucifixion and resurrection according to the Book of Mormon?

Linsey
Yes! The Book of Mormon is a collection of true, historical records that tell of the risen Jesus Christ on the North American continent. Jesus Christ visited his people here in order to show them that he loved those in other places, not just in Jerusalem. (Why should Israel be the only ones to see their Savior, right? He did die for ALL of us!) While in the North America, Jesus healed the sick, taught them his gospel, blessed the children and called disciples to organize his church. The Savior taught, in the Book of Mormon, that there are other peoples whom he will visit, beside those in Jerusalem and in North America (3 Nephi 16:1). Show more Show less