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Hi I'm Lindsay Crichton

I recently returned from the Texas Houston South Mission where I served for 18 months. I am attending BYU-Idaho. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I served my mission in the Texas Houston South and Mexico City Southeast missions. I am studying Exercise Physiology at BYU-Idaho. I have a passion for running and would love to one day run a marathon. I also have a passion for sharing the gospel. I recently returned from my mission about six months ago where I was able to share my testimony of the gospel everyday with people I met randomly on street corners or in shopping centers. I was able to teach them about how God loves each and every one of us! I also love to travel! I have been out of the country many times and just find the world fascinating! And of course I love trying new food! My first time out of the country I was 11 and we went to go and visit my family in Germany. My dad is from Germany, so we had a good excuse to go;) It was then that I fell in love with traveling and I will do anything to visit new places! I enjoy the summer time because beaches and lakes are the best! I love boating and tubing and pretty much anything else that has to do with summer fun!

Why I am a Mormon

I have grown up in the church my whole life, but there was a point in my life where I needed to decide whether or not I wanted to be a member of the church. I can testify that this is the true church and there are no other beliefs or practices that would make me happier. When I chose to stick with the church and gain a testimony for myself I decided to serve a mission. As I served each day for eighteen months, not only did I help people gain testimonies for themselves, I, in return, gained a stronger testimony and a stronger relationship with Jesus Christ. I got back from Houston Texas about six months ago where I served my mission. I taught people everyday about the love of the Savior and how He plays such a big role in even the minor details of our lives. I am so grateful for the Savior because He sacrificed himself for me, that through Him we can be saved. There is nothing we can do that we cannot be forgiven of through the Atonement of Jesus Christ. He will run to our aid if we will only remember to call upon Him in our time of need. There is nothing that stands in the way of us and the Savior except for our own pride. Maybe we are embarrassed or scared, but repentance is always easier than the path of guilt that we will live with the rest of our lives if we do not repent. There is NOTHING in this world that will bring us closer to the Savior than if we live the gospel. And I'll let you in on a little secret: You don't even have to be perfect at it! That's the best part! The gospel is for normal people who sin everyday, yet are willing to repent and have a sincere desire to come closer to their Savior. There is an amazing peace that comes when we decide that there is nothing that we won't do in order to return to live with our Heavenly Father again. The gospel literally paves the way to get back to our loving Heavenly Father. He loves us more than anything and wants us all to return to live with Him one day because we are His children!

How I live my faith

When I returned home from my mission, I didn't want to loose that fire of sharing the gospel through service. As a missionary we always looked for ways to serve, so I made it a goal to carry that with me when I got home. I love doing random, anonymous acts of service for roommates, ward members, or even strangers. It helps me to be happy and to remember the Savior. I think my favorite way to live my faith is by weekly temple attendance. The temple is a sacred place of worship where members can find refuge from the world. The peace that can be felt in the temple is absolutely amazing and cannot be found anywhere else! It truly is the House of the Lord.