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Hi I'm Lindsey

I am from West Jordan, Utah. I am a sports loving school nerd, a 6 time president, and a dog enthusiast. And I am a Mormon.

About Me

My name is Lindsey! I am 19 years old. I just recently graduated from High School and am now days away from serving as a Hermana in the Virginia Richmond Mission. When I get back I will be attending BYU as a Political Science major. Growing up I was your classic Tom Boy, flag football or full court basketball at recess. Sports continued to be a big part of my life as I played Volleyball, Golf, and Basketball in high school. My family and I also find our connection through sports and recreational activities. We are also huge travel enthusiasts. I am also your classic school loving student government student. I was class president since the 7th grade and eventually Student Body President. I love being involved, meeting new people, and going new places. Everyone you meet knows something you don't and our lives will be enriched as we reach out and learn from all around us, no matter their faith or beliefs.

Why I am a Mormon

I am a Mormon, because I believe full-heartedly that the teachings of Jesus Christ are true. I have seen the blessings that following Jesus Christ as made in my life and in the lives of others. Following the commandments of this church have already proven, in my short 19 years, to have made all the difference. While some may find commandments such as these restricting, I find them liberating. I find such peace and happiness in the truths of eternal families and the chance to live my father in heaven again. I love my family so much and rejoice in the fact that I can spend eternity with them.

How I live my faith

As a young woman, I participated in weekly youth activities and led my organizations as the president of my age group at the given time. Now I am about to go live my faith as a full-time missionary. I will take an 18 month leave from college to go teach and serve the Spanish Speaking population of Richmond, Virginia. In the LDS church, we don't get paid to go on missions, we actually pay to go on them. My purpose as a missionary is to bring others to know christ and in turn help them find the pure peace and happiness that comes from following him and participating in his church. Beyond serving a full-time mission, I try and live my faith everyday just by loving and serving others. "Love one another" was one of Christ's greatest commandments. This can be done in large magnitude as we organize giant service projects or humanitarian efforts, but almost more importantly I try to do it as I simply smile at a solemn stranger, or work to relieve the stress of an overwhelmed friend, or even just refrain from judging someone whose circumstances we may not understand. Charity and service is so important to me. I believe the world can be changed through simple and sincere acts of love and service.

Do Mormons only help Mormons?

Lindsey
Not at all! Christ loved everyone regardless of race/gender/religion/etc and so do we. The Mormon Church is one of the first responders to many natural disasters and crisis around the world, blind to whether they are helping Mormon victims or not. The service that this church provides has always been one of my favorite parts about it. It gives so much with out asking for anything in return. So many of my friends growing up were non members but that never changed who they were as a person to me, nor should it change anything for anyone. Service to all is one of the main focuses of this church. Show more Show less