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Monday, Sept. 22, 2014

Lindsey Stirling shares photo with Mormon missionaries, talks LDS faith

Recommended by Sarah Petersen, Deseret News

Published: Wed, Sept. 3 8:08 p.m. MDT

 Lindsey Stirling arrives at the Billboard Music Awards at the MGM Grand Garden Arena on Sunday, May 18, 2014, in Las Vegas.

Lindsey Stirling arrives at the Billboard Music Awards at the MGM Grand Garden Arena on Sunday, May 18, 2014, in Las Vegas.

(John Shearer, John Shearer/Invision/AP)

Wednesday afternoon, Lindsey Stirling, a Mormon dubstep violinist and YouTube sensation, posted a picture on Facebook with several missionaries of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.

Stirling also shared a link to a blog post she wrote in 2010 detailing her experience as a missionary in New York.

"It was hard but because I learned to love people so much," Stirling wrote, "I have never felt such heart ache and I have never felt so much joy."

The post on Facebook had several comments from Stirling's fans around the world, many of whom expressed appreciation for her standards and beliefs.

"I may be an atheist but I can definitely respect the good work these people do. If their god is a reflection of their behavior I hope I'm wrong and he does exist," Richard Ravenstvo Jackman wrote on Facebook.

Christine Marie also commented, "This is one of the reasons Lindsey is my hero. Her faith is what keeps her going and keeps her strong. I want to have that feeling someday too."

Email: spetersen@deseretnews.com | Twitter: @Sarah_DNews

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1. Whittling Whistler
Lehi, UT,
Sept. 3, 2014

We love you Lindsey & Missionaries.... :)

2. RedneckLefty
St. George, UT,
Sept. 4, 2014

Ms. Stirling is a lovely and talented and media-savvy young lady, and I don't begrudge her her fame or her fans. But the DN is reporting on comments on her Facebook page and calling it news? That's not "flooding the earth." That's navel-gazing. What's next? An article on what Donny Osmond ate for breakfast?

3. justinbl
Portland, OR,
Sept. 4, 2014

To RedneckLefty - I completely disagree. Lindsey Stirling has many fans and sharing her posts as well as posts of others is a great way to "flood the earth." Lindsey Stirling is a great example of the Church. I am not sure what you think flooding the earth entails. We just had a meeting about sharing posts as a great way to share the gospel.