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Hi I'm Lydia

I work for the school district as an after school supervisor. I played soccer for 15 years. I'm a Mormon

About Me

In answer to all the usual questions that come up when meeting someone for the first time: *I am 18 years old and have been for almost a year now *I have moved around a lot with my family but if I had to choose one place where I "grew up" the most I'd have to say North Dakota. *I love to play soccer and I can't bring myself to simply watch it (note: I love to PLAY soccer) *My favorite color is red because it is the first color in the rainbow *I love to make people laugh *I like to have deep conversations with people and really connect with them *I adore kids and all their energy and innocence *My favorite food is Ice Cream so I totally can't wait to get my wisdom teeth out *And what I want and have always wanted to be when I grow up is a Mom, just like mine

Why I am a Mormon

I was born and raised in the Church and that's not to say that the only time I heard about Jesus, the scriptures and everything else was only while I was attending church once a week. That isn't the case at all. My mom FILLED our home with the Gospel of Jesus Christ. She taught us in both word and action about the Lord so only when I was an awkward tween did I ever even wonder if The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints was the true church and if I wanted to be a part of it forever. When I did begin to wonder, I got down on my knees and prayed with all the energy of my heart, hoping for some kind of sign from God that this is the right thing for me and my future family. As I watched for that sign I began to notice a million of the little things that I have always just taken for granted and I realized that they were and always have been the sign that this is the true church and the only one I ever want to be a part of. Now, as I've grown a little older than 12, I look back on my life and marvel that I could have ever wondered about the truthfulness of this church. It has not just made my life joyful but possible. I know that Jesus Christ is our savior! I know that He loves us all so much that He not only died for us but He LIVES for us! And He restored His church on the earth in our day through the prophet Joseph Smith. He gave us the Book of Mormon, prophets, the priesthood, temples, and greatest of all He has given us love! We are nothing without Him so I want to give everything to Him! Nothing imaginable is worth giving this up! I'm a member of His church, I know it, I live it, I love it! And I say all this in the name of Jesus Christ, Amen.

How I live my faith

How I live my faith shows up every day from the moment I wake up until I go to bed at night. I pray in the morning, evening, at meal times, when I am grateful, when I am scared, when I need help, when I am faced with an important decision and when I just want to talk. I study my scriptures and I serve. I refrain from using foul language and belittling others. I try my best to help others feel loved and cared for because they are more than they could even comprehend. I don't participate in media that would put things in my head that I would be ashamed of if Christ took a peek in my thoughts. I actively attend Church and have served in many capacities. Now I am preparing to serve a full time mission for the Church in Guatemala. I love the Lord and want nothing more than to be able to look up at His face at judgement day and have him say, " Well done my good and faithful servant."