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Hi I'm Cindy

I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I am a grade school teacher. I play the trumpet and played in numerous groups; marching band, orchestra, concert band, symphonic band, brass band, jazz band, blues band. Reading books is a favorite past time. I have 3 step-kids; age 23, 22 and 17, 2 boys and a girl. One day I hope to run a carpentry business with my husband, who has loves to build and work with wood. I have an affinity for dogs and have a chocolate lab and a cat.

Why I am a Mormon

I am a Mormon because I wanted to know since I was 10 why am I here? Where do I go when I die and where was I before I was born? I also had questions about prayer, priesthood, baptism, repentance. I wanted to know which church was the true church. I truly desired to learn at church and be able to go home and apply these teachings every single day, 24/7. Unfortunately, I'd leave church empty. So, I searched various other denominations. One day while saying my prayers I was prompted to talk to a parent of one of my students. I had taught for over 10 years by then and had no intention of talking about my personal life with a student's parent. Well, the prompting was continuous so I acted on it. I called the parent. I asked her the questions I had pondered since I was a child. Her responses came from the Bible and the Book of Mormon. I felt like I finally was getting answers I had always sought, that somehow I already knew the information I was given because it seemed familiar and rang of truth. My friend continued to teach me. We'd talk for hours, and I'd be at her house at least once a week. After a number of weeks I moved to another town, and it was then when I actually read the Book of Mormon with true intent and real desire to know. When I did, I couldn't put the book down. I opened the phone book, called the mission home, and asked to meet the missionaries. I met the missionaries the very next day and was baptised two weeks later.

How I live my faith

I live my faith my reading my scriptures, which is the Bible and the Book of Mormon and applying what I am learning. I also teach Sunday school to 4 year olds. I am a Wieblo den leader and merit badge counselor. I have also taught young women, 12 to 13 year olds. What is most important to me is to have scripture study with my husband. We learn together. We apply what we read to our daily lives as best we can. The learning process is continual and is a process as we grow in faith. It's really important not to just read but to actually act on what you read. Do it. See for yourself. It's like planting a seed. As you apply it, the seed grows and you have to nourish it daily through, prayer, scripture study, church attendance, teaching the classes you have been asked to teach and participating in class.

What is being a Mormon like?

Cindy
It nourishes me spiritually and makes my family stronger and improves my relationship with people I work with and people I meet on a daily basis. What I learn at church is applied 24/7. It is not just a Sunday thing, like when I grew up. It is a way of 'being.' I am a much happier person and more fulfilled than I have ever been because my life has meaning and purpose. Trials are blips in the great scheme of things. I am learning to endure it well. I have learned to count my blessings and recoginze God's hand in all aspects of my life. Show more Show less