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Hi I'm Lyn

I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I was converted to the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints when I was thirty years old. I had been a member of other churches and had studied many other organizations looking for "the place." After moving into our new "dream" home we were approached by a member of the Church who was anxious to share his knowledge of his religion. The timing was perfect. I was ready to embark on what has become my journey back to my Heavenly Father. I began to attend my new found friends church and reading everything that was given to me. After nine months my friend finally asked the question, "Is there any reason you should not be baptized". I could not think of any. The Holy Ghost had witnessed unto me that the Book of Mormon came from God. That was something that I could not deny. Six months after my baptism I was able to baptize my wife.

Why I am a Mormon

Over the years, as I daily attempted to adhered to the principles of the gospel of Jesus Christ, my conviction that I had been baptized by someone who had the authority became stronger. Each time that I asked for help from Heavenly Father and it was answered my faith turned to a knowledge that He existed. When I was ordained to the priesthood and began to exercise that authority my testimony was strengthened. My life changed as I strove to love my neighbors as myself. The struggles that came into our lives of our family were overcome by the knowledge that Heavenly Father and His son Jesus Christ loved us and wanted us to succeed and be happy. The relationship between my sweetheart and myself has been strengthened by the knowledge that we would be together forever. We made the covenant in the Los Angeles Temple and were sealed for time and all eternity. With an eternal perspective the daily travails we encounter are not blown out of proportions and we can forgive each other and continue our love affair.

How I live my faith

One great benefit of being a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints is that you belong to a large family of brothers and sisters who are members of the Church. We have learned to become more giving to the people with whom we associate. We have had the love of others ingrained into our beings. Since we are all brothers and sister with a common Heavenly Father it is easier to look at each one you meet as a sibling. My sweetheart of over fifty-two years is a prime example of charity. She sees a need in others and acts upon it. When asked "Why are you getting involved", she answers, "What if it were our son or daughter"? I enjoy teaching the gosple. Most of the positions I have held in the Church have been teaching assignments. The great reward received by me is the time spent preparing the lessons. I have probably learned more by teaching than being a student. While giving lessons I have felt the influence of the Holy Ghost who testifies to me that what I have taught is the truth. What a great reward that is. My family has also been involved in many charitable projects instituted by the Church that helped people and organizations in the community. With each project working side by side by other members has brought us closer together and formed everlasting friendships. With some we have associated with three generations of their family. We become closer than blood relatives. The pressures and worries associated with my half century of employment in the aerospace industry have been made easier because of my faith and belief in our Heavenly Father. When critical decisions had to be made in a short period of time was when I found myself on my knees asking if the decision I was about to render was the correct one. If it was then I make it. If not I would look at other options. I have found that as I live my life utilizing the teachings of Jesus Christ that my life is fuller and more enjoyable. I wish I could share what I know with everyone.