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Hi I'm Cindy

I am a wife, a mother, a grandmother, a sister, and a friend! I am a Mormon!

About Me

I am a mother of four, grandmother of nine, and have been married for 45 years! Before retiring, I taught history, geography, & other social studies classes in a downtown high school, and I'm teacher consultant for National Geographic. I'm a passionate genealogist, historian, reader, and grandmother!

Why I am a Mormon

During my teens I realized that I no longer believed in the church I had attended all my life. My parents encouraged me to attend a variety of churches with my friends, and that's what I did. Several of the kids in my high school were LDS and they kept bugging me to attend their youth activities. Finally, in order to get them off my back, I went with them. I had a great time and decided to attend church meetings with them too. Wow, what a shock for me! The services were radically different from what I was used to, and I loved it! I asked the missionaries to teach me and with my parents' permission, I was baptised a few months later. I am a Mormon because I believe in modern-day revelation, a restoration of the gospel, and the tenets of the gospel held by our faith. Hearing the missionary lessons felt like "coming home." I know that I had known this at an earlier time! As the years have gone by, I look at my life and compare it to the lives of my siblings who are not LDS and non-LDS friends and I see the difference having a fullness of the gospel has made! This is not to say that I and my family have not had problems and trials, but I know I view them through a different lens because I am a Mormon.

How I live my faith

I live my faith by everything I do in my life! It is not a faith that is reserved for Sunday, that's for sure, and it is something I learned early on after my conversion. Attending church each Sunday has always been essential to me, although due to health issues I now have problems getting there every single Sunday, as I did for years. Attending our main Sunday meeting, Sacrament meeting, and renewing my promises I made to the Lord at baptism, by partaking of the bread and water that represent the body and blood of Christ, helps me start anew each week, with my sites set on the really important goals. I feel that I also show my faith by the way I treat my husband, our family members, and everybody else out there. I try to treat them as I would want Christ to treat me and, yes, I slip up here and there,but I am working on it!

Do Mormons regard the Bible as Holy Scripture and the word of God?

The Bible is Holy Scripture, although there have been mistakes made in the various translations. This is a topic that I have studied, not as a Mormon, but as a historian. I was raised on Bible stories, and would have had trouble believing in a religion that did not respect and teach the Bible. Years ago I taught the Old Testament to teenagers, and while studying it intensely, I realized that studying those scriptures had strongly reinforced my belief in the Book of Mormon! Some people have called the Book of Mormon the "Mormon Bible," but nothing could be further from the truth! They stand together as witnesses of Christ. Show more Show less