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Hi I'm Kelly Lynn

About Me

I'm a 38 year old divorced woman. I work as a Project Manager. I love being an Aunt, a Sister, and a Daughter. I love to ride horses, hike, and work out.

Why I am a Mormon

My parents are converts to the church. I have heard the stories through the years of how they had friends who were Mormons and just seemed to have something special in their lives. They were happy, had joy even in the trials of life, and seemed to have an inner peace and strength that made them just "shine!". My parents were introduced to the church by these friends. They felt great about it... staying up late asking questions, studying, and praying to learn more. My Mother loved the family values and believed the basic gospel principles were true. My Father also felt positive about joining. My Dad, a very logical and science/math guy, said that he said he could embrace the church from what he knew, and that he could leave if he found something that didn't work. He smiles broadly when asked the story of his conversion... it's been some 40 years now. They tell me frequently how much the church changed their lives and how grateful they are to have found it. I am grateful too! Through the years, I have come to learn that living the Lord's way is the only way to true, long-lasting happiness and peace.

How I live my faith

I am active with my church and community. I appreciate the opportunities I have to serve and get to know others. I am currently a teacher in the church and love learning about and teaching the Gospel. I have also worked with the young women in the church... as a Camp Director, Counselor, Teacher, and Sports Director. These were all lots of fun and great ways to help our youth learn new skills and learn more about who they are and how we can all help each other along the path of life. I also read the scriptures and pray to God daily. I have received great strength from these seemingly small activities and know that I can have a relationship with a loving Heavenly Father who wants to bless and help each of us.

Why are Mormons asked to donate 10% of their income to their Church?

Kelly Lynn
The law of tithing (paying back 10% to the church) has been around since the Old Testament. I figure that God gave me all I have so I can give a little back to the church. I love that in our church, the local leadership all serves in the church for free. My Bishop and all the teachers, etc. earn their livings just like me (and pay tithing just like me!). The church is responsible with my money, provides accounting for it, and uses it to share the gospel and build church buildings, etc. I have also been blessed for giving back. The Lord asks us to sacrifice sometimes. And then... he blesses us. And somehow along the way, your heart changes and your faith grows. Show more Show less