Lindi is very artsy. When I say artsy I think of those people in NY who wear black, have interesting hair and do avant garde things such as photography, etc. Lindi is a photographer and enjoys taking pictures of herself in interesting ways. She fascinates me because she is fearless that way. I really didn't know much about her except that her family was going through some rough times emotionally and that she was having a hard time fitting into our ward. I truly felt like her Advisor was helping her with all that.
Then, one day I finally opened the Personal Progress Book and started to read the value on Faith and all I could think about was Lindi being able to express her faith in Christ through her photography. I called her and asked her what she would think about using my Canon Rebel (I knew she didn't have a camera outside of her cell phone) to work on it.
What she did took my breath away. Her testimony of her Savior was full of color and depth... and I knew of her FAITH. I was so grateful to finally feel like I was on the right page with one of these girls. Our job/calling is to help them strengthen their testimonies, but I never knew how to do it. Of course not! It wasn't for me to do it, it was for me to listen to my Heavenly Father and do as he wanted for his daughters.
Lindi helped me in more ways than she thinks I helped her. She still amazes me with her energy and drive. Nothing will slow her down.
This was Lindi when she came to our ward.
I took this picture of her for our camp flag.
And just because this is my blog journal, I am including the message I sent back to her and the one she sent me after that. She is a gift that keeps on giving.