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Hi I'm Denise Lynn

I'm a creative writer, a mother, a grandmother and a Church Service Missionary. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I am a Writer. I am currently deeply immersed in writing my Personal History.  Some experiences are comical or endearing to remember and write about, while others are serious and painful, as are the tapestries of our lives. I write everyday for the benefit of my family and progenators. I would like them to be able to get to know me and to see how I have progressed through life so far. I am also a single mother of four grown children and 4 grandchildren. Three of my four children have been married in an LDS Temple to former missionaries and all four children are living happy lives. I am a college graduate, but have gone back to take classes in Creative Writing now. I enjoy flower and vegetable gardening, the beach, yoga, dancing, hiking, singing and interior design. When I hear a favorite song, I just have to sing and dance!

Why I am a Mormon

I am a Mormon because I have a strong and abiding testimony that Christ's original church has been restored to the earth once again. When I was 18, a friend of mine told me he was preparing to serve a mission for the LDS church. He asked me if I would take the missionary discussions and learn about the Mormon church. I was raised in a Catholic family and attended a private Catholic school for 8 years. I was not interested in changing my religion, because I thought my church was a religion of convenience and at 18 yrs. old I was not interested in being inconvenienced! After I finally agreed to take the missionary lessons, all I did was argue with the missionaries. I stood my ground and defended my family heritage, but as they asked me the details of what I believed, I found that I didn't have a leg to stand on, and could not properly back up hardly anything I thought I believed in. At that point, I stopped arguing with the missionaries and started listening and reading the Book of Mormon, and actually saying prayers from my heart, instead of the memorized prayers I was taught all my life. One day while alone in my bedroom, and after reading the Book of Mormon passage in Moroni 10 3-5 I knew it was time to ask for myself if what the missionaries were teaching me was true. I knelt down by the side of my bed and told Heavenly Father what was in my heart and what I wanted to know. It was a cloudy day in Indiana, but at that moment, the clouds parted and my room literally filled with sunshine and I felt within my whole body the spirit of the Holy Ghost witnessing to me that the Book of Mormon was indeed true, and that the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints was also true, beyond any doubt. I felt like I was on spiritual fire from head to toe! I was so happy to have this information that I kept saying outloud, "It's true! It's true! This Book of Mormon is true!" I have been a faithful member now for 40 years.

How I live my faith

I have been called to serve as a Church Service Missionary in the Atlanta Temple District and specifically in the Atlanta Temple Distribution Center. The ATL Temple Distribution Center is a white clothing store, where members of the church are able to come to buy sacred clothing to wear inside the Temple. I am a Customer Service Representative in this store and serve two days a week there. I am also a Temple Worker in the Atlanta Temple one night a week. In both positions, I am able to help others to make and keep sacred covenants. Many blessings are granted to me and my family because of my service to others.

How do I become a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (Mormon Church)?

Denise Lynn
To become a member of the church, you should take the missionary lessons and allow yourself to be taught the doctrine of the Mormon church. You need to read the Book of Mormon and pray to know that it is true. After you receive a testimony of the gospel through prayer and the witness of the Holy Ghost that is true, and have repented of your sins, you may be able to be baptized. Some interviews are conducted before baptism to make sure that you are informed of what is required, and that you have indeed gained a testimony of the gospel.  Show more Show less

Do Mormons worship Joseph Smith?

Denise Lynn
Mormons do not worship Joseph Smith. Mormons worship Heavenly Father and Jesus Christ. Mormons respect and honor Joseph Smith and recognize that he was the one to whom Heavenly Father and Jesus Christ appeared to to answer his question of, "Which Church is right?" He was the one through whom Christ's original church was restored, as when Christ lived on the earth. Anyone can come to know that this information is true - just read the Book of Mormon and pray and ask if it is true, like I did.   Show more Show less