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Hi I'm Lindsay Cook

I'm a daughter of pioneers. I'm a missionary. I play golf. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I got into golf in high school, and it's something I've been doing ever since. I love playing with my dad, and I'm always improving. I also love music and play the guitar, piano, and the ukulele. I taught piano for four years. During high school I got interested in missionary work. I love talking to others and laughing with friends. I find people interesting, and love learning from them.

Why I am a Mormon

I love that the idea of this Church is improvement. It's uplifting, and it testifies of Christ's power and I truly believe He is the one that governs and leads the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. I know that the Book of Mormon is a true testament of Jesus Christ, and if I study it every night I find peace. I'm happy here. I love being a Mormon because of this eternal happiness. When I do struggle, I find strength and direction through following the word of God. He does not lead astray.

How I live my faith

I try to live the gospel by being a missionary always. In high school I got really interested in missionary work, and have recently accepted a call to the Mexico Ciudad Juarez Mission. In the past I have worked with youth of the Church as a stake youth co chair. In that calling, I helped organize and conduct meetings to represent the youth in my stake to church leaders, I conducted firesides, and I planned fun activities for youth to come participate in wholesome recreation. I was their friend to a point that even today, now that I'm not in that calling anymore, they still come up to me with a big smile and tell me how much I'm missed by those I served.

Who is the Mormon prophet today?

Lindsay Cook
The prophet is President Thomas S. Monson. He also has counselors to help him with leadership. The first counselor is President Henry B. Eyring, and the second is President Dieter F. Uchtdorf. This isn't all though, there is also a Quorum of 12 Apostles. All 15 of these men (President Monson, President Eyring, and President Uchtdorf, along with the 12 apostles), are special witnesses of Jesus Christ, and can be referred to as apostles and prophets. Show more Show less

What is the First Vision?

Lindsay Cook
Joseph Smith lived in a time when there was a religious revival in the United States. There were many churches around that preached things that were good, but they each lacked the fullness of truth, and Joseph Smith felt that. He was reading in the Bible one afternoon in James 1:5, which promised him that God would answer his questions. He knelt down in the grove of trees outside his home, and prayed to God to help him know which church to join, and then Heavenly Father and Jesus Christ appeared to Joseph. Joseph recorded this account: "I saw a pillar of light exactly over my head, above the brightness of the sun, which descended gradually until it fell upon me. When the light rested upon me, I saw two personages, whose brightness and glory defy all description. Standing above me in the air, one of them spake unto me, calling me by name, and said, pointing to the other, 'This is My Beloved Son. Hear Him!'" Jesus Christ then told Joseph that none of those churches had the proper priesthood authority that Jesus Himself had established in his earthly ministry, and that His church should be restored. This was the beginning of the Restoration of Christ's church. Show more Show less

What will the Mormon missionaries talk about when they visit my home?

Lindsay Cook
Missionaries will invite you to come unto Christ through faith in Him and His Atonement because it is a gift for you, me, and everyone! It's how we improve and get closer to God. They talk about the plan of salvation, and Heavenly Father's love for you, and show you how to return to Him by following the plan He made for you. Show more Show less