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Hi I'm Linnae

I'm the oldest of six kids. I'm happiest when I'm in nature. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

Hi, I'm Linnae! I was born in Utah and have also lived in California and Idaho. Last year I went back to my roots and started college in Provo, Utah. I absoluetly loved it. Currently I'm living in Idaho with my family, but staring in January 2016 I'll be serving a mission in Tahiti for 18 months and sharing the gospel with the lovely people there. I love being out in nature--camping, hiking, swimming, boating, anything outdoors is my jam. If I had to choose between living in a big city or in a cabin in the mountains, I would take the cabin in a heartbeat. I'm a huge fan of singing, photography, pie (actually all desserts), romantic comedies, and my sweet little siblings. Someday I hope to be able to be a calligrapher or an ice-cream taste tester. ;)

Why I am a Mormon

Both my parents, their parents, and their parents before them were born members of the Church of Jesus-Christ of Latter-day Saints. So, I don't have a story about how I was converted from another faith to this one, but I was still converted nonetheless. Although I've been a Mormon all my life, I have worked every day to grow my testimony and come to a knowledge of the truth of the Gospel for myself. Through my own experiences of reading the scriptures, praying to my Father in Heaven, and striving each day to follow Christ, I have built the faith that is the foundation of who I am. Sure, there have been times when I have questioned and doubted if this really is the true church or if God even exists, but each time I do, I come back to how the Gospel makes me feel. No other thing on earth can bring the peace in moments of chaos, the comfort in times of heartache, and the joy in days of sorrow than living the restored Gospel of Jesus Christ. To me, it is not just a religion, or even a way of life. It is life itself. Without my Savior, I could not repent of my sins and become clean, I could not live with my family again after I die, I could not someday become like Him: perfected. I owe all I have and all I am to the One who died for me.

How I live my faith

As I mentioned, I will soon be embarking on a full-time proselyting mission to Tahiti. I will be leaving behind my family, friends, education, and comforts to tell the people there about how the Gospel, restored through the prophet Joseph Smith, can bring them everlasting joy and peace. I will tell them about my love for the Book of Mormon and our Savior Jesus Christ. I have found so much happiness and purpose in living this Gospel and I think everyone deserves to feel the same.