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Hi I'm Lynn

I'm a Mormon. I grew up in Utah. I work in the software industry. I enjoy outdoor activities. I'm married with 5 daughters.

About Me

I grew up in the very small Utah town of Marysvale (pop. 380). I spent a lot of my youth enjoying the outdoors - camping, fishing, hunting, and riding motorcycles. I played little league baseball and bantam basketball. I was involved in Scouting and received my Eagle. I loved my high school and was involved in student government. I graduated in a class of 35 students. I learned to work on a farm - moving sprinklers in the alfalfa, feeding and milking 100+ Holstein cows, and other miscellaneous work. My father was a uranium miner and because of radiation exposure, died when I was two. My mother remarried when I was 5 and I was raised by a very good man whom I don't hesitate to call my father. He wasn't a religious man, but had many Christ-like attributes. My mother faithfully attended church meetings and was very involved in serving individuals in our small town. Both of them were great examples and taught me the values of compassion, service, kindness, honesty, hard work, and love. I now live in the big city :) and I'm married to a wonderful woman who is my best friend. We have 5 beautiful daughters who have brought me great joy... and a few challenges. :) I am grateful for what my family teaches me. We love to spend time together and we are very close. They are what I live for. You would think that I would long for a boy, but that is not true at all... girls are special! I have spent 24 years in the software industry as an engineer/manager. I love technology!

Why I am a Mormon

At 12 years old, I received the Priesthood by the laying on of hands by those who had authority to do so. As a Deacon in the Mormon Church, I learned more about serving my fellow man and performed the duties that were expected of me. I learned more about the Bible and the Book of Mormon (another testament of Jesus Christ - His dealings with those in the American Continent). My love for the gospel continued to grow and I believed it was true because of how I felt when I lived it. I was very active in the Boy Scouts. An early scouting experience changed my life. While camping at the bottom of the Grand Canyon, we were heating water for Ramen noodles. Once boiling, my best friend picked up his little pot by the handle and it accidentally flipped over dumping scalding water onto my legs. It was extremely painful and immediately swelled and went beet red. Knowing how serious burns can be, what were we going to do? Would I need to be lifted out by helicopter? Immediately, 2 of my leaders - holders of the Melchizedek Priesthood in my church, laid their hands on my head and pronounced a blessing of healing in the name of Jesus Christ. The pain subsided immediately and I was able to sleep that night. As I arose in the morning, miraculously, my legs were healed with NO sign of a burn! I had been blessed through the power of the restored Priesthood by those who had been given authority to use it. Since then I have had numerous experiences confirming that the church Christ set up when he was on the earth has been restored. I know that we have a loving Father in Heaven who answers prayers. I know that Christ guides us through a living prophet on this earth. I know the Holy Ghost reveals truth to us. It's not because of others I know these thngs, I have personally put it to the test using sincere prayer. I have received an undeniable witness that this church is true! I know that Joseph Smith's humble prayer as a 14 yr. old was answered! I know my purpose on this earth!

How I live my faith

Our church is a church of volunteers. We have a lay ministry. We believe that we receive callings through revelation from our Father in Heaven. These callings teach us humility and allow us to serve and grow. As a 19 yr. old, I was able to serve a 2 year proselyting mission for my church in Connecticut and upper state New York. It was a great sacrifice being away from my family at that time and a sacrifice for them in supporting me financially, but it was a life-changing experience and helped me grow much closer to my Savior Jesus Christ. Since that mission, I have been able to serve in several capacities - Scouting, Sunday School Teacher, Genealogy Research, Leadership, etc. I am currently called as an Employment Specialist. I assist individuals who have lost their jobs and guide them to resources that will help them find good employment again. I attend church every Sunday with my family and strive during the week to study my scriptures, pray, and teach my family gospel principles. I strive to be a good Husband, Father, and example in our home. I'm certainly far from perfect and I'm so grateful to know that Jesus Christ atoned for my sins if I repent and strive to keep the commandments daily. Having a knowledge of the Plan of Salvation and my purpose here on this Earth guides me and helps me set the right priorities. My family is the most important thing to me and I am so grateful that families can be sealed together forever through ordinances performed in Holy Temples. The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints (often referred to as the Mormon church) is a tremendous blessing in my life. The teachings I receive each Sunday help lift me up and become better. The members provide me with much needed support and friendship. See Eph 4:11-13. Don't take my word for it. Please learn about this church - www.lds.org. Read the Book of Mormon and pray to find out if it is true. It will change your life! I wish you the same happiness it has brought me and my family.