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Hi I'm Lindsay

I am serving in the Argentina Mendoza Mission until June 2014. I joined the church in October 2011. I am a Mormon.

About Me

I´ve been serving as a full-time missionary since December 2012. I began in Albuquerque, New Mexico, and I´m currently in San Juan, Argentina and loving it! I´m here to answer any questions, concerns, etc., and get to know you better as a person. I'm an outdoors person, I love to hike and spend time outside. I love to travel, whether by backpack, foot, plane, or hostel, I'm trying to live my life as a purpose filled adventure. I attended college at the University of Hawai'i at Manoa in the Fine Arts program, but I didn't want to turn my photography into a career. My goal is to work with a career that has eternal worth by uplifting others, yet having plenty of time to raise a strong family. In July 2014, I´ll attend Brigham Young University in Idaho to study Recreational Therapy.

Why I am a Mormon

I have lived my life before joining the church with little to no standards for myself. The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, as well as the gospel, has helped me discover my sense of worth, and has given me the encouragement and hope I have always searched for. I would love to share my conversion story, please feel free to ask me so we can share our experiences and thoughts, even if you are not a member of this church. If I could give advice to someone who is learning more about our faith, I would tell them not to become discouraged. It may seem like a lot of material, but you will become strengthened (see Ether 12:6 and Ether 12:27 in the Book of Mormon). Faith, not total understanding or an increase in their knowledge of the gospel, is what it takes to become converted in the gospel and baptized. 1 Nephi 3:7 "...I will go and do the things which the Lord hath commanded, for I know that the Lord giveth no commandments unto the children of men, save he shall prepare a way for them that they may accomplish the thing which he commandeth them." 1 Nephi 4:6 "And I was led by the Spirit, not knowing beforehand the things which I should do." I know this church is true. I know that Thomas S. Monson is a prophet of God. I know that we believe in the God of Abraham, Issac, and Jacob. I know that Joseph Smith had the first vision. I know the Book of Mormon is a true account. I know that Christ lives, and I say these things in His name.

How I live my faith

Family History work is very important in our faith. We search out names and information of our ancestors, and submit them to the temple, so that we, and others, may be a proxy for them to make a covenant, or a two-way promise with God, in the afterlife. The names that we submit are people who never had the chance to hear the message of Christ or the Restoration during their lifetime, and have not performed the ordinances that Christ taught that are essential (such as baptism, and receiving the gift of the Holy Ghost). John 3:5 says, "Verily, verily, I say unto thee, Except a man be born of water and of the Spirit, he cannot enter into the kingdom of God". Jesus Christ, during his earthly ministry, provided the greatest proxy work in the history of mankind, by being our redeemer and savior. I am obsessed with genealogy work. I love learning about my ancestors. I have a testimony that the Lord helps guide us in the work, and all we need to provide in return is to put aside time to research. It's also beneficial to ask those around us who are knowledgeable for their help in obtaining records, and prayerfully ask to be guided in our righteous endeavors. One way that I live my faith is by listening to non-suggestive music that allows the Spirit to be present. I love indie and folk, and rarely do I come across music that is inappropriate in these genres. It's important to me, to set the example not only for others, but to prepare myself for my future children, and to be the child Heavenly Father wants me to be. Do it for others, and it turn, you will be doing it for yourself. Be the person you want your children to become.