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Hi I'm Lyndsi

I grew up in Utah, I'm a tennis player, and I'm a mormon

About Me

I have played tennis for about four and a half years and am on our school team. I am a certified scuba diver and have enjoyed being able to learn about other religions and cultures while on our family scuba trips. When scuba diving you have to wait on a boat for a while until you get to the place to start. There have been many times where our family has engaged in conversations with non-members and have been able to share our thoughts and feelings about our religion. Ten years ago my parents were scuba diving and met a couple from New Jersey and was able to share their testimonies and be an example to them. They became great family friends of ours and we have continued to be an example to them. They respect our decisions to not drink or do certain activities on the Sabbath and have never tried to persuade us to do otherwise. For the last ten years we have strengthened our relationship with them and we have never stopped trying to share the gospel with them.

Why I am a Mormon

Even though I grew up in this gospel I have gained my own testimony of the church and have been able to see God's hand in my life. Through hard times I turn to the gospel and scriptures for answers and strength. I know that God lives and that he loves each and every one of us. He sent his son to die so that we could live with our families forever and I will always be grateful for all that he has done and sacrificed for me and everyone around me. As Ann M. Dibb said, "I'm a Mormon. I know it, I live it, I love it."

How I live my faith

Utah is very different from other places in the world. As most people know it is well populated with Mormons. This makes it difficult to share testimonies to people of different religions. That doesn't mean that I can't be an example to other Mormons. You can't just say your a Mormon and do nothing about it. You have to act on it and make it clear to other people. You can be an example through your words, actions, and modesty. A little while back me and my family went on vacation to Yellowstone. While checking out at a gift store a lady by us took one look at us and said "You folks are from Utah aren't you?" I was amazed and started looking at what we had on to suggest that we were from Utah. I couldn't find anything on me or my family to suggest we were from Utah and looked at her in amazement while she laughed. She never did give an explanation to how she knew, but I'd like to believe she saw how we were acting and knew we were Mormon.