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Hi I'm Lynn

I love Kayaking, my kids, Hiking, and being a Mormon

About Me

I am a Oracle Database Administrator. I worked in the IT area for more than 14 years. I enjoy kayaking and the outdoors. I have fun coaching 11 & 12 year olds in soccer, and trying to keep up with Boy Scouts on long hikes.

Why I am a Mormon

I was blessed to be raised in the Faith by my parents. I continue in it because I know God loves me, and will give me the strength to become more like him. I have six kids. They need the same blessings my parents gave me. It is my belief that all of the children of Adam deserve two loving parents who will bring them up in the light of Christ. I find that when I work hard to follow the commandments of God, I am much happier. I see in myself and all those around me unhappiness when Gods council is not followed. I must admit that sometimes it is not easy. The Lord requires a lot of us to be happy. Self discipline, care and support of one’s family, service in church, balance in life. I have been on this earth a little over 4 decades, not very long when compared to eternity, but long enough to know that happiness and joy come from following Christ and his prophets, including the living prophets here on earth today.

How I live my faith

I currently serve as a secretary for a Bishop in My Ward (local congregation). It is a simple task; I simply schedule appointments for local church members to meet with the Bishop as needed. I have enjoyed all of my jobs in the church, but I must admit the most fun ones are working with 2 and 3 year olds. Christ said we needed to become like a little child, spending time with them you see why. I also try to go on every Boy Scout outing with my boys that I can. While teenagers are not always as much fun as 2 and 3 year olds, they are still fun, and it is great to see boys working their way to manhood.

What is the difference between attending church and the temple?

Attending church is our every week experience. We need to partake of the sacrament every week. We need to teach and be taught with our neighbors. We also need the social interaction, chances to serve one another, and chances for fun activities. This is what our Ward meetings are for. The temple is another part of our worship of God. We need a place to be separated from everyday life. The temple is the place we go for sacred ordinances. It is a place of quiet and solitude. It is a place were very little is taught to us by other men, but is it a place filled with the Holy Ghost. Thus it is a place where the Lord is free to teach us all that he would have us know where we will not be distracted. Christ taught us that the Holy Ghost would teach us all things. There is no other place where we can learn more from the Holy Ghost than in the Temple. Show more Show less