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Hi I'm Lindsey Sparhawk

I'm a sister missionary, I love singing, eating, and exercising! And I'm a Mormon!

About Me

I was born in Boise, Idaho. I have lived in Boston, Duluth, Minnesota, and Boise. In high school I ran track, was captain of the color guard team, and sang in choirs. I attended one semester at BYU-Idaho in the Fall of 2012, then moved back home to prepare for my mission. I was called to the Arizona Mesa mission, English speaking. I reported to the Provo MTC on September 25th, 2013. I enjoy working out a lot, eating a lot, and singing a lot. After my mission I plan to get my degree in Exercise Physiology, get married in the temple, have kids, and live happily ever after.

Why I am a Mormon

I was born into the church and often ponder on how fortunate I am that I was chosen to grow up with the foundation of the gospel in my life. I used to think that it was just luck, that I was randomly selected to be born with the knowledge of the restored gospel. But as my testimony has grown, I have come to realize that we are all put on this earth at a specific time, in a specific place, for a specific reason. I was born into this church so I can do certain things, teach certain people, and have certain experiences. I have an extremely strong testimony that every person on this Earth has a purpose. No one is put here by accident, and no one is put here for no reason. I know that my Heavenly Father is an all-mighty God that has orchestrated and created our lives so perfectly that every experience we have is a lesson and every person we ever meet makes an impact. Even though I have been a member of the Church since I was 8 years old, I can truly testify of the difference having the gospel in your life makes. When I decided to prepare for a full-time mission I rededicated myself to daily prayer and scripture study. Not only has my knowledge of the gospel increased, my quality of life and overall experience in daily life has improved. When I have a bad day, it is so comforting to know that I can go home and read instructions given directly to me from Heavenly Father in the scriptures, my patriarchal blessing, or words from latter-day prophets. My love for the gospel has only increased as I have shared it with the people of Mesa. As I testify and teach I am reminded of the simple and wonderful truths that the gospel is built upon. Heavenly Father's love for us. His plan for us. And the way we can get back to Him.

How I live my faith

I served in my Singles ward as the Sacrament music chorister. I served as Primary teacher in my family ward, and an indexer in my college ward. I enjoy giving service whenever I can, and love to help people plan and execute big events, church related or otherwise. A big part of my church participation is my mission. I love to take every opportunity to tell people about this gospel that has changed my life and made me so happy.

What is the Atonement of Jesus Christ? Why was it necessary for Jesus Christ to sacrifice His life?

Lindsey Sparhawk
The Atonement is impossible to accurately describe, but in the Book of Mormon I have found my favorite words on the most important event in my personal history. "And he shall go forth, suffering pains and afflictions and temptations of ever kind; and this that the word might be fulfilled which saith he will take upon him the pains and the sicknesses f his people. And he will take upon him death, that he may loose the bands of death which bind his people; and he will take upon him their infirmities, that his bowels may be filled with mercy, according to the flesh, that he may know according to the flesh how to succor his people according to their infirmities." Alma 7:11-12. That scripture tells that Christ underwent enormous sacrifices for our personal benefit. In the Garden of Gethsemane He stood in our place and suffered for our sins. On the cross at Calvary He was crucified. And finally, three days later, He was resurrected, conquering death for all of God's children. Because of those three events, we can repent and become worthy to live with our Heavenly Father again after this life. Show more Show less

Why is it important for us to take care of our bodies? Why are our bodies called temples of God in the Bible?

Lindsey Sparhawk
Taking care of myself physically has been such an important part of my life, which is why I love to share it's importance with others! In 1 Corinthians we read "What? know ye not that your body is the temple of the Holy Ghost which is in you, which ye have of God, and ye are not your own?" To me, this scripture illustrates perfectly why it's so important to take care of our bodies. Our existence is made up of two parts, our bodies, and our spirits. During this life on Earth and after we are resurrected, our bodies and spirits are united. This means that when one is neglected the other is neglected. Lucky for us, the Lord gave us some specific instructions on how to care for both our bodies and spirits. When we follow these instructions we become stronger and stronger both in body and spirit. When we neglect or defile our physical bodies, our spirits are negatively impacted as well. Show more Show less

Who wrote the Book of Mormon?

Lindsey Sparhawk
The Book of Mormon was written by many ancient prophets in Biblical times. At the time of Jeremiah, a prophet named Lehi was commanded to take his family and others out of Jerusalem and travel to a new land. They were led to the American continent and became a great civilization. The Book of Mormon is the writings of the prophets and historians of their time. Those prophets had the exact same mission as the prophets of the Bible, to testify of Christ. The crowning event in the Book of Mormon is when Christ visited the people on the American continent after His resurrection. He taught the people there the same things He taught the people in Jerusalem. Though Joseph Smith didn't contribute to the writings of the Book of Mormon he translated the records into English, making all of those teachings accessible to the world. The end of the Book of Mormon contains a promise that if we read it, ponder it's message, and pray about it, we can know that truthfulness of it's message through the power of the Holy Ghost. Show more Show less

What will the Mormon missionaries talk about when they visit my home?

Lindsey Sparhawk
Missionaries share a special message about how the gospel of Jesus Christ can strengthen families and individuals. They teach about how this gospel was restored to the earth in it's fullness, God's plan for His children, and what we can do in this life to strengthen our relationships with God and Jesus Christ. Missionaries aren't perfect people, they're often young men and women who aren't professionally trained teachers, but I can promise you that they are out serving missions because they love the Lord and want to share Him with everyone they see. They aren't going to be perfect teachers, but they will do their best in helping you and your family learn how you can be together forever. Show more Show less