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Hi I'm Ragan Lybbert

I live in the United States, I love people, music, board sports and just having fun and I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I love music of almost every kind. I love listening to music both live and recorded. I enjoy playing the piano and love to sing with all of my heart. I love to be outside doing just about anything, hiking, swimming, running, boating, working, gardening, building something, enjoying the beach etc. I am passionate about board sports, be it longboarding, wakeboarding, wakesurfing or snowboarding. I am a psychology major and am about to graduate and apply for phd psychology graduate programs. I love to travel and don't get to do so enough. I recently returned from a semester abroad in the Holy Land and will forever hold a special place in my heart for the places of the Savior's earthly ministry. I love to be with people and find nothing more satisfying than connecting with people in a profound and significant way.

Why I am a Mormon

Christ's gospel and teachings mean everything to me. They bring incredible joy and peace into my life that no other source can. There are many great things that this world has to offer, and I participate in many of them. However, nothing makes me happier than living the restored gospel of Jesus Christ. As I follow His teachings I can feel the love of my Savior and my Heavenly Father powerfully. When I live the Savior's teachings I feel close to Him, I am at peace, I feel a great sense of light and hope and know that my Heavenly Father is pleased with the decisions I am making. Studying the scriptures in a very powerful tool for good in my life. As I study the Bible I am filled with wonder and awe at God's love for His children and for the incredible teachings He has provided for us through His ancient prophets. I especially love studying the Savior's life and teachings in the New Testament. The Book of Mormon is another wonderful testimony of Christ as our Savior and of the teachings He has provided for the ancient Americans through His chosen prophets called to serve in this area of the world long ago. As I study the scriptures, and especially the Book of Mormon, I feel a great desire to become a better disciple of our Lord and Savior. As I pray I feel the Heavens draw near and I feel a personal connection to my loving Father in Heaven. I know that He hears my prayers and have seen how He has answered them countless times throughout my life. I am forever grateful for the incredible temples of God that exist today. As I spend time in them my life and purpose here on earth are put into perspective and all the stresses and concerns of the world seem to diminish. I know more than anything that Christ is the Savior of the world and that He lived and died for all of us. As we seek to repent and become more like Him I know that we can be forgiven of our sins, that each of us will resurrect one day and have the opportunity to live once again in the presence of God.

How I live my faith

Being a Mormon has come naturally to me since I was young. Both of my parents are members of the Church and have taught me about the Savior and His gospel since I was born. The Mormon church (or the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints) is my life, it defines who I am. I have had the wonderful opportunity to render service within the Church for many years and many positions. As a teenager I held several positions where I was in charge of organizing different groups of my peers for many reasons including service projects, camp outs, hikes, community activities, adventures and other fun group and individual activities. I spent two wonderful years as a proselyting missionary in the Northern portion of Chile. I have been in charge of leading both married and unmarried adult groups of men in service projects, spiritual instruction and well being, fun activities and outings and in taking caring of one another and each other's families. I have had the joy of teaching the gospel in many church classroom settings and thoroughly enjoy each opportunity I get to teach. I have also been asked to capacitate other instructors. I have also had the wonderful opportunity to visit other church members in their homes and provide a spiritual message, nurturing care, service as needed and concern for those individuals and their families. It was my great privilege to provide many of these services while living in Jerusalem for a four month period. This brought many thoughts to mind of what the Savior might have done in my situation and how I might better follow His footsteps as one of His disciples.

Are Mormons Christians?

Ragan Lybbert
The center of the "mormon" faith or the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints is Christ. Everything we do is focused on drawing nearer to Him, getting to know Him better, forming a personal relationship with Him, seeking to be more like Him, to follow Him and to help others do the same. We believe that Christ is our Savior and that it is only through Him that we are able to return to live with our Father in Heaven. We believe that Heavenly Father has created a plan that allows each of us to return to live with Him some day and that Christ is the central figure of that plan, chosen to be the Savior of the world before we came to earth. Show more Show less