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Hi I'm Lindsey

I'm Florida born and raised. I'm an English major, a lover of peanut butter, a music fanatic, a tap dancer, and I'm a Mormon.

About Me

Pretty much all of my life has been spent in Florida. I am a stranger to the cold weather, though that is changing seeing as I'm living in Utah now while I attend Brigham Young University. I have a wonderful mom and a loving dad. My mom converted when she was around 8 while living in Puerto Rico. My dad isn't a member of the church, but he is supportive of me and my faith. At the age of 3 I began my dance journey, then at 5 I joined my dance studio's competition team. In 6th grade I joined my school's band, learning to play the clarinet. The next year I picked up the tenor sax while playing in the jazz band. I quit dance after 11 years and continued my interest in music in high school. I was a part of my high school's marching band, winning various competitions including states. My sophomore year I started to learn how to play the cello. My junior year I decided I wanted to join the choir because of my love for music and singing. Along the way I've had a passion for reading and writing. I was very lucky to grow up with a strong group of Mormon youth. There were about 10 of us who went to high school together. I was also lucky to have such great non-member friends in high school who respected my standards and religion. Now I'm studying English at Brigham Young University in Provo, Utah.

Why I am a Mormon

I was lucky to be raised in the gospel. My mom was converted when she was younger and my dad is supportive of my faith. I've been through struggles like everyone else and I've also had moments where I've doubted my faith. But through prayer to my Heavenly Father and the faith of others I've been able to come to know that this is the true church of God. I have such a testimony of this gospel. I am grateful for the pioneers and their strength to keep faith and believe even though their trials were far beyond my own. If it weren't for their perseverance I wouldn't have the gospel in my life. I also have a testimony of Joseph Smith. His humble prayer was answered when he asked which church he should join. Because of his faith in God and his humbleness he was able to translate the Book of Mormon so that I may have it in this day and age. The Book of Mormon is true. It was translated by Joseph Smith who was a prophet of God. The stories and scriptures in the Book of Mormon were not only written for the people of that time but also for our time and for us. The doctrine in their is true doctrine. I have a testimony of Christ. He did come to this earth to live and he lived a perfect life. He Atoned for my sins and He is the only one who understands exactly what I'm going through. When He was in the Garden of Gethsemane He not only took upon Him my sins and transgressions, but He also endured the physical and emotional pain I would go through in this life. He did that for all of us because of the love He has for each and every one of us. I'm grateful for the teachings He brought to this earth and that through Him I can be shown mercy. I believe Thomas S. Monson is a prophet of God who receives revelation for us in this day. I am a Mormon because I know this church is true. I'm so grateful for the outlook it gives me on life and the happiness I'm able to have through its teachings.

How I live my faith

For most of my life I've had generally the same people in my ward, though we've been split and the boundaries have changed over the years. I'm so grateful for the opportunity I had to share my life with them and to be inspired by their example. I loved going to youth activities and spending time with my friends, especially at service activities. We've helped clean up landscaping for people's homes, sorting clothes, food, and various other objects that were going to be shipped to 3rd world counties, working in the food store house, helping at a retirement home, making toys for kids, and so much more. I was able to live my faith by serving others and showing them the love that I have for them along with our Heavenly Father. At the age of 18 I was blessed to be given the opportunity to be a stake leader for the stake's girls' camp. I got to be surrounded by girls who had beautiful spirits and never failed to bring smiles to my face. Now I get to share my testimony through music by being a chorister. I love my calling. It allows me to share the testimony of Christ through my love for music.