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Hi I'm Lindsey Woolf

and I'm a Mormon :)

About Me

I am in college studying computer science animation —unless that changes... again :) I love to learn new things. I am extremely blessed to come from a wonderful family whom I love very much. They are the most important thing to me in this world. I consider myself to be a professional movie watcher and I enjoy anything that involves being around people I care about. I'm a huge fan of Disney, Costco, playing sports, wearing socks, not wearing skirts, Christmas, rainy days, and The Gospel of Jesus Christ. The greatest life decision I've made so far was to serve a full-time mission for the Savior in Atlanta, Georgia. So, while I call the northwest home, the south has a very special place in my heart.

Why I am a Mormon

I'm a Mormon because it gives my life purpose, brings me joy and blesses my family. There was a time in my life that I did not believe in God or this church. I kind of thought there might be a higher power but I had no idea if He was my Father or if He sent His son Jesus Christ to redeem me. I had no idea about anything. During this time I felt extremely alone. I was very sincere in my search for truth and was incredibly hurt that if there was a God, He was remaining silent. I continued to pray, go to church, and read the scriptures. I begged God to help me know what was true. It seemed like forever but the Lord did eventually answer my prayers, and in ways more powerful than I could have imagined. I have come to know for myself that God is real, that He is our Father, and that Jesus Christ is the Savior of the world. What more, I have also come to know that this is His church. The difference it has made is remarkable. My life is filled with so much peace and no matter what is going on I know I'm never alone. I'm a Mormon because The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints truly is our Savior's church restored on earth today and I want to be part of it.

How I live my faith

First of all, I am far from perfect. Living my faith to me simply means trying and not giving up. Everyday I wake up and decide that I want to be better. Not just becuase that's the right thing to do but becuase I love God and there is a burning desire within me to be more like Him. Christ is our perfect example. I try to be like him by sharing my beliefs, servings others and by putting the Father's will for me above my own.

Who was Joseph Smith?

Lindsey Woolf
Joseph Smith lived in the 1800's. He was concerned about which church he should join. At that time everyone went to church, the only difference was which denomination you belonged to. Although similar, Joseph was confused as to why each church taught different— and often conflicting —doctrine. Eventually, he decided to pray and ask God which church to join. To answer Joseph's prayer, Heavenly Father and Jesus Christ appeared to him. They told him to join none of the churches because the true church of Jesus Christ was not on the earth. It had died with the apostles of early days. The churches Joseph visited did not have the complete truth. They had only pieces of truth. Joseph Smith was called by the Lord to restore, meaning bring back, the original church that Jesus Christ Himself established on the earth. He was called to be a prophet, like Moses or Noah. He is the founder of the Church of Jesus Christ in our day. Hence the name: The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Show more Show less

What is the Book of Mormon?

Lindsey Woolf
The Book of Mormon is one of the most misunderstood aspects of our church, in my opinion. It is not a story about Joseph Smith. It is not another version of the Bible. It is a record like the Bible, written by prophets in ancient days, on the American continent. We're talking 600 BC-400 AD. The entire reason that it was written and why the Lord called a prophet now to translate it is so we could come closer to our Savior, Jesus Christ. Far from contradicting the Bible, the Book of Mormon confirms what the Bible teaches about the Savior and expounds on it. By reading this book, I've come to understand Him more. I've gained a testimony that He is real and that He can actually save us. There is a promise in the end of the book that all those who read it and pray to know if it's true will receive a witness from the Spirit confirming it's truthfulness. I can personally testify to the truth of that promise. The Book of Mormon is a daily source I go to to feel God's love and learn how to be more like Him. Show more Show less