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Hi I'm Lydia

Small town girl who doesn't believe in coincidences or staying indoors and I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I'm the second of 4 kids. Born and raised in rural Idaho. I love most any outdoor activity; hiking, camping, four-wheeling etc. Spent most of my growing up competing in just about every sport, but my lasting loves were volleyball and track. I'm a sophomore in college hoping to eventually work with children and help them grow and learn in the great outdoors. I am currently serving as a full-time missionary in the Oklahoma, Oklahoma City Mission and I love it!

Why I am a Mormon

I was born and raised in a LDS home. From a young age, I have felt and believed that God was aware of me. There were far too many merciful moments to be chalked up to "coincidence". As I have watched my family go through painful parts of our lives, at times I thought we would break. But the love and light of this gospel is what got us through. I have come to understand that God will never leave us, but He does allow us to be pushed and stretched. He sees the divine potential in us that can only be unlocked through work, conditioning, and sacrifice. God will not be satisfied with mediocrity and neither should we. Because of this gospel, I know who and whose I am and what I can become.

How I live my faith

Being a Mormon affects every aspect of my life! It allows me to face challenges with a more upbeat and hopeful attitude. It also allows me to love people and circumstances that I otherwise would find difficult to handle. As I come closer to Christ, He fills me more with His love and allows me to see more as He does. Service no longer is seen as a burden, and hard times become growing experiences. As a missionary, I face new challenges each day: Rejection, disappointment, and frustration. But I also experience more joy than I could on my own. As I serve God's children, my capacity for love and tolerance grows. I am able to deal with challenges and people in a more Christlike way.