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Hi I'm Lindsay Bayles

I'm from STG, and now I'm a missionary-- From KY to IN, I hang with my companera-- Christ is in my heart, I'm tryin to do my part.

About Me

I have FOMO (fear of missing out)// this drives me to live life to the fullest. I strongly believe that one person can make a difference in the world. One day I will give a TED Talk and inspire people to live passionately and confidently-- adding value to the world. Serving a mission in the Kentucky Louisville Mission was the greatest decision I've made in my life. I rely and reflect on the faith building experiences during those 18 months every day of my life.

Why I am a Mormon

So often I hear the phrase, "I miss the spirit that I felt on my mission." Yes, the spirit was readily available as I strove to be obedient and serve with all my heart, might, mind, and strength. It was the perfect environment to change and grow much, much closer to the Savior. When I returned home in December 2014 I really struggled to find that same sweet spirit and balance that I felt on my mission. I even wondered if it would be possible to feel as close to the Savior now as I did back then. After much practice through some difficult experiences since I've been home from my mission, I have again felt that sweet spirit and guidance in the same way that I did on my mission. Because life gets so busy and hectic I've forgotten at times to rely on Him to get through it. Jesus Christ lives. I know He does because of the incredible strength I receive as I do things to constantly reflect upon Him and conduct my life in a way that He would be proud of. I have experienced the blessings that come from keeping the commandments. God gave me these commandments because He understands so much more than I do. By applying the commandments I have been protected from so much heartache and pain. I love this gospel so much. W/o the time that I took to prepare for my mission and the constant time I had on my mission to slowly piece together the fundamental ways that God operates and directs His children, I would be so lost. I now realize why I am here on Earth. I now know why I need to go through extremely hard and heart breaking experiences. I know why I feel better when I serve others and forgive freely. I know where I am going and what I need to do to get there. I'm grateful that a young boy saw the need for truth and guidance. That he knelt in prayer to ask God what church he should join back in the 1820s. I know that as a result of that simple and pure prayer that God and Christ appeared to Him and facilitated a restoration of the fullness of the gospel of Jesus Christ.

How I live my faith

Life is full of unexpected turns, pit stops, and even destinations. Jesus Christ is my rock. When things get hard and don't go according to plan-- I remember that He is there to support me through this life. My time on Earth is extremely short in the eternal scheme of things-- but it has infinite implications on my happiness that stretches out for eternity. I remind myself not to doubt-- because that drives out faith. I mess up continually. I'm a little impatient, rough around the edges, and prideful, but I know that Christ will continue to shape me as I strive to reach my divine potential. Repentance is my saving grace. I'm so grateful that I'm able to change and slowly become more like the Savior-- one step at a time.