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Hi I'm Chrystel Bardsley

I was born in Quebec Canada, raised in Utah. I speak French, love art, and I am serving in the France Lyon mission. I am a Mormon.

About Me

I am currently serving a mission in the Lyon France mission... And loving it! Though serving is a great thing, let me tell you about my life just before my mission. I am/was working toward a degree in Digital Media at Utah Valley University. My greatest ambition is to become an animator at Pixar or Dreamworks. Through my years in Highschool, I was able to prepare for this through the art programs I was able to take. I love working with 3-D objects, and even created a cardboard piano when I was 16! I love to read and sing with my 3 younger siblings. I have a close relationship with both my parents, and I love that they have no fear in sharing their testimony with us. I will be serving in France from the 28th of May, to the 24th of November. I love this Gospel!

Why I am a Mormon

I grew up in home that was rich in the Gospel soil. I knew the "ABC's" of most of the doctrine, and truthfully, I was riding on my parent's testimony for the most part of my years. There was never an actual transition... But as the years progressed, and I switched from primary to Young Womens, and eventually the Relief Society, I was able to gain my own testimony. Through personal trials, and watching the trails of others, I have been able to see the hand of God in all things. No matter what our situation is, God is there...and he is always wanting to help. I think it was when I recognized the simple truth that God loves me, was when I truly knew that this was the true Gospel. However, the most beautiful part of this whole this, is that he doesn't love just me... But ALL of us! The fact that I now have a chance to serve a mission, and in essence serve the people of France has never excited me more. I get to proclaim God's love from the rooftop, and give aid to those who need it. What a beautiful concept, don't you think?

How I live my faith

Ever since joining the Singles Ward, I've been called as a Ward Missionary. At first I found this calling surprisingly hard, since I never had the time to do all my visits, and I hardly knew anyone in the ward. As time progressed however, I was able to recognize the importance of magnifying my calling. Especially with my new calling of being a full time missionary. I learned very quickly how to set aside time to meet and visit new members, as well as love the reactivating members. Many blessings roll forth when you put your heart into a calling.