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Hi I'm Lynn

My parents did not believe in God but my grandma taught me about Jesus. I'm a Mormon,

About Me

I grew up in Southern California. I moved to Northern California in 1999, where I learned about the Mormon Church and became a member. I am a paralegal by trade. I love nature and enjoy spending time in the beautiful Sierra mountains in my free time. I have one daughter, the love of my life!

Why I am a Mormon

I discovered the Church when a close relative passed away. I became so panicky and worried for her because I didn't know where she was. The owners of the funeral home wanted to comfort me in my loss and invited me to meet with the Mormon Missionaries to learn about what happens to us when we die. I fervently asked the missiolnaries "where is Violetta?" As they answered my question I learned that God has a plan for our Salvation through our faith in Jesus Christ. I learned that through Jesus Christ's atoning sacrifice for our sins we can return to Heaven to live with our Heavenly Father, Jesus and our loved ones. I never received any religious instruction as a child. As an adult I investigated many religions, from Eastern philosophies to nearly every Christian sect on Earth! Much as the young Joseph Smith wanted to know which church was correct, I was anxiously seeking the truth. When the Mormon missionaries taught me I knew I was hearing the truth. When I read the Book of Mormon I prayed to know if it were true, as the missionaries had taught me to do. Through study and prayer the Holy Spirit assured me that the Book of Mormon is true, the atonement is real, and the Church is the true ancient church of Jesus Christ restored to the Earth. As I've lived my life in faithfulness to the Gospel the doors of Heaven have truly opened and the Lord has sent blessings beyond my wildest imagination. My life is still challenging. Being a Mormon is not a magic pill that takes away all bad things from life. It is a way to understand our trials and tribulations, to learn and grow through all things. I feel so comforted to know that Heavenly Father exists, loves us, and will never abandon us. I will keep trying to understand, improve, and be obedient to the teachings of the Savior. My goals are now eternal. And that is why I am a Mormon.

How I live my faith

I love to share my faith with family and friends. My hope is that I can help people come to know of the blessings I have received through my faith so they know they too can enjoy the same blessings. I go with the missionaries to visit people. I also enjoy helping our community through charity and service projects that our women's group provides to us as members.

What is being a Mormon like?

Lynn
Being a member of the Mormon Church is like finding the family you didn't realize you had. We believe that we are all children of Heavenly Father and therefore we are all brothers and sisters. That is why we call each other "Sister Jones" and "Brother Smith," etc. We are taught to be like Jesus and follow his commandment to love one another. Show more Show less

Are Mormons Christians?

Lynn
Yes, Mormons are Christians. We belong to the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. We center our lives around the teachings of our Savior, Jesus Christ. We believe He is Heavenly Father's only begotten son, who atoned for our sins when he died for us. We believe that through Christ's atoning sacrifice we have been given the opportunity for eternal life. We believe the Book of Mormon is Another Testament of Jesus Christ. We also study the Bible and believe it too is a Testament of Jesus Christ. Show more Show less