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Hi I'm Lyn

I am a mom, an employee, a sister and a wife. I am a terrible cook and an avid reader. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I am the mother of a rambunctious 4 year old boy with another baby on the way. I am a certified public accountant working full time and currently living in Los Angeles, California. My husband and I have been married 8 years and we are loving our family life together - including all the chaos that comes with it. 

Why I am a Mormon

 I was raised in the Mormon Church and experienced a happy childhood filled with the songs and teachings of the Mormon gospel. As I grew up, I increasingly felt as though I needed to decide for myself whether I would continue to be a Mormon as an adult. While considering this question, I found that whenever I aligned my life with the teachings of Jesus Christ and the Mormon Church I was raised in, I always had a sense of peace about the direction my life was headed – even when life was challenging or difficult. However, when I ignored the teachings of the Church or distanced myself from the Mormon gospel I found that my inner self was easily pulled in multiple directions and I lacked confidence, peace and direction. When I contrasted the periods in my life in which I fully lived the doctrine of the Mormon Church with those periods in which I did not, it became more and more obvious to me that I would continue to be a Mormon in my adulthood and that I would raise my children as Mormons. The Mormon Church and its Christ-centered teachings lend my life a sense of peace and purpose. That is why I am a Mormon. 

How I live my faith

I live my faith by trying to be a good and decent person. I make plenty of mistakes and I know I am far from perfect, but I also know that I am loved and valued by God. I live my faith by serving my neighbors and colleagues and making sure they know I care. I live my faith by consciously teaching my children what is right and how to be happy. I live my faith by not being easily offended and taking life as it comes. I live my faith by finding laughter and joy in life.

What are Mormon church services like? Are visitors allowed at church meetings? Can I attend church?

All visitors are welcome to Sunday Mormon Church services! The services are the same no matter which particular Mormon Church you attend or visit. Sunday services are broken up into several meetings. The Sacrament meeting is the focal point of the Sunday services. It consists of hymns being sung, prayers being offered and the chance to particpate in a sacarament service of bread and water in remembrance of the life, death and resurrection of Jesus Christ. After the sacrament service, usually a member of the congregation whom the bishop of the congragation asks in advance gives a prepared address about a gospel topic. The other meetings give us all a chance to learn about and openly discuss the Gospel of Jesus Christ. Children go to classes specially designed for them where they sing songs and learn about the teachings of Jesus Christ. The Sunday services are filled with families and singles alike and any visitors are welcome!  Show more Show less