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Hi I'm Lindsay

I was born and raised in Utah. I love the outdoors, hiking, running, family time, reading, violin, but mostly the glorious gospel!

About Me

I recently finished my first year of college. I love learning and find so much joy in expanding my knowledge. I am an avid runner, reader, violinist, horseback rider, and much more. I am currently exploring the guitar and piano. So far I love it! Music brings me a sense of peace and understanding. At the same time, it can just be plain fun. I ride horses. Actually, I do gymnastics on horseback. While equestrian vaulting is not as popular in the United States, it's a greatly loved sport over in Germany and surrounding areas! I also love peanut butter, snowboarding, hiking, trying new things, and everything outdoors. There is so much beauty in nature. I have been very blessed to live in such a wonderful place with an incredible family. I know we are meant to be with our families beyond this mortal existance. The knowledge that I can see my family again after this life brings me so much comfort and gratitude for my Savior. I will soon be serving an LDS mission in Macon, Georgia so I can share the hope I have with others.

Why I am a Mormon

I have chosen to be a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints because I have felt the peace, joy, and truth of the teachings in this church. I am eternally grateful to have grown up being taught all about God's love for me and the sacrifice Jesus Christ made so we all can live with them both again after this life. The truth of the gospel has saved me many times. I have been shaped into the person I am today because of the edifying truths I have learned which bring me closer to my Heavenly Father. I want to build a strong relationship with, and become more like, my Heavenly Father and Jesus Christ. As worded in the Acts of the Apostles, I have been "pricked in (my) heart." (Acts 2:37) I know God has touched my heart in a way I cannot and will not deny. He is my Father, and He cannot lie. What He has told me is true. I know His son, Jesus Christ, is my Savior and Redeemer. I know the Bible and the Book of Mormon are the word of God meant for our daily use. I know the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints is the Lord's kingdom once again established on the earth. I know that everyone can know the truth of all things by asking our loving Father in heaven. So what are we afraid of? ASK.

How I live my faith

I was recently released from my calling as a Sunday school teacher for my young single adult ward. This means I got to teach other young adults, my age, about principles of the gospel and concepts learned from the scriptures. I loved, loved, loved my calling. Teaching others is the best way to understand something yourself. I find that I love preparing lessons and spending time trying to decide the best way to teach a concept. If you really want to understand something, study it as if you were going to teach it. I am now preparing to serve a full time LDS mission in Macon, Georgia. While I am there, I will have the opportunity to share what I know with others. Ultimately, I truly live my faith by the small and simple things that bring us closer to God every day. By praying, studying the scriptures, following the example of Jesus Christ, and acting on promptings from God, I live what I believe.

Why is authority to perform a baptism important?

Lindsay
Even Jesus Christ sought out John the Baptist specifically to be the one to perform His baptism. The example our Savior Himself showed us was to seek for one who is given proper power and authority to perform sacred ordinances, such as baptism. Such power and authority is called the Priesthood power of God. This priesthood was restored to the earth in 1829 when a young man named Joseph Smith (who was also called as a prophet of God) asked how baptism should be performed. Joseph knew he wanted to be baptized in the way God would have us to be baptized and by the power of God. As a result, he studied the question out and asked God. We also should do the same. The power and authority is on the earth today. Because it is from God, such ordinances are recorded not only on earth, but also in Heaven. Show more Show less