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Hi I'm Lyndsay Champlin

I love Disney, Elephants, Christmas, Harry Potter, and being a missionary for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints!

About Me

My name is Lyndsay Champlin, and i am a missionary for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints in the California, San Jose Mission. I love to go on adventures and will hopefully travel the world someday. My dream is to go on an african safari, and also volunteer service at an Elephant orphanage because I am OBSESSED with elephants! I also love spending time with my family. My niece is the light of my life and I can't wait to meet my new nephew when I return from my mission. My family loves playing games together, and we are all very competitive so it keeps things interesting. I also love reading, Harry Potter is my favorite book series, going on bike rides on my beach cruiser, and anything that has to do with the wonderful world of Disney.

Why I am a Mormon

I have been a Mormon for my entire life. I was born into the faith, baptized when I was 8 years old, and have remained an active member ever since. As a freshman in college I had a class that challenged us to challenge ourselves, and to try something new. I decided for my project I would try out going to different churches and see if I really did know if there was something different about the LDS religion, or if it was just like every other church. When people asked me why I was LDS, I wanted to be able to tell them it was because it was what I wanted, and not just it's what my parents wanted me to do. Every sunday after attending my own ward I would visit a different service around town. After about five different churches it was easy for me to realize the same feeling did not exist in those services, that did at my own ward. The spirit wasn't there testifying the truthfulness of these religions and it was easy for me to know at that point that I wasn't living my life as a Mormon because it was what my parents wanted me to do, it was because I have known my whole life that it is true. I have read the Book of Mormon. I have prayed and asked Heavenly Father if it was the word of God. I have prayed to ask Heavenly Father if the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints really is the Church of Jesus Christ. I have prayed to know if Heavenly Father loves me. The feeling of the spirit every time I have knelt down on my knees to ask if these things were true was overwhelming. So I am very confident when I say that I not only believe, but I KNOW that this church is true. I know that Joseph Smith was a true prophet of God and that he restored the true church back on the earth. I know that Thomas S. Monson is a modern-day prophet and receives revelation from Heavenly Father to help guide us on the path of righteousness. I also know that I can receive revelation. I can pray to God to know the truth of all things and he will reveal unto me that which is true.

How I live my faith

Although I am still young, I was lucky to be presented with many opportunities as a youth in the church to serve others in my community. My favorite project I ever participated in was an "Extreme Home Makeover" youth conference. All of the youth ages 14-18 in my stake got together and re-vamped about 20 different houses within our neighborhoods. Projects included everything from insulation to roofing, gardening to painting, laying cement to installing sprinkler systems, etc. My group was responsible for an elderly widow's home that needed to be insulated, as well as repainted. We scraped the peeling paint off, primed, and then painted her house. Although we were all young and moody teenagers, everyone was thrilled to be helping this widow out and no one complained. It really helped teach me the joy service brings, and that it is hard to experience as much happiness as you do when you are helping others. I am now a Missionary for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints and I have never experienced service as fully as I do each and every day as a missionary. I have had so many opportunities in so many different ways and I know there truly is no greater joy than helping others.