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Hi I'm Lyndee

I'm a college graduate. I study families. I come from a family involved with adoption. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

When I was 11, my grandparents received a national adoption award for adopting 12 children, one of whom is my father. This event forever changed my family as we embarked on a journey through foster care and eventually adopting two wonderful siblings. This journey led me to my major of Family Studies at Brigham Young University. With seven kids in my family, of which I am the oldest, life is never dull and always a grand adventure. As someone who loves family, I love learning about family history. I have no problem listening for hours on end to family stories and my heritage. Diversity plays an integral role in my life as it has developed my love and appreciation for the various dynamics that come with families. I am a daughter, a big sister, granddaughter, cousin, niece, and friend to so many people. To me, family is more than the people you live with or who are considered blood. Anyone that holds special meaning to my heart is my family.

Why I am a Mormon

I was born and raised in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Both of my parents come from families that share a history in the Church for many generations. From a young age, I knew the church to be true. My desire for spiritual knowledge formed a foundation of my love of the gospel and the desire to know more. Though I am still young, the truth and knowledge I have gained through my own testimony has helped me endure some of my darkest hours yet. God has never abandoned me. Even at times when I my faith has been shaken, I have seen is outstretched hands for me to grab. Though I may have been born in the Church, I have felt true conversion to this Gospel. My testimony comes from my own faith and my desire to be a member comes from my own personal choice. I have a firm testimony that the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints is true. Joseph Smith indeed saw the Father and the Son and was a prophet of God who ushered forth the Restoration of the Gospel of Jesus Christ. Thomas S. Monson is the Lord's living prophet on Earth today. Jesus Christ is my Lord and Savior. His infinite Atonement has strengthened my faith in today's troubling times. I know this Atonement to be real. The Atonement has brought peace and comfort in my life, just as I know that it can for all individuals. His tender mercies are real. The assurance of a living God who directs his children still through living prophets helps me to stay true to the Gospel. I have witness miracles in my life that stands as a witness to me of the great power and love of God. In God's timing are all things made possible. As a missionary, my purpose to to share the Gospel of Jesus Christ with others so that they to can come to know the love of God as I have. My strength comes from the Lord and I know that through Him, I can do hard things. I let my light shine forth that I may be an example and a beacon of hope to others.

How I live my faith

From music to teaching 4-5 year old children, my callings in the Church have been very diverse. The part I love most about the diversity in callings is the knowledge that I am doing the Lord's work in the way he needs me most at that particular time. I have been blessed with many gifts and talents. From music to my love of family, my gifts have found great service in helping others. When I was in college at Brigham Young University, the school motto of "Enter to learn, Go forth to serve" inspired me to love learning and to take that knowledge to share with the world. I live my faith through my words and actions. I serve others because I love the joy that comes from helping others. For over four years, I have been involved in some way with the Church's missionary effort. As I have studied the scriptures, I recognize God's hand in spreading forth the Gospel of Jesus Christ. I know I am a child of God who loves me. Such knowledge has given me faith and courage to endure this time on Earth. Armed with this knowledge, I know that each individual on this earth is a beloved son or daughter of God. I have come to see the good in the world because of this knowledge.