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Hi I'm Cindy

I'm a Mormon. I grew up in upstate New York. I am a parent, a full time employee, and a musician.

About Me

I am a married mother of 4, ages 21 to 13, 2 boys, 2 girls. My grandfather grew up on Six Nations Native American Reserve in Canada, as he was of Mohawk descent. I have been a full time employee for many years, working in the training and documentation professions. I have also worked part time as a keyboard/vocalist during that time. I met and later married an inactive Mormon man while touring with a female show band in the 1980s out west. Growing up, my dad's family was Catholic and my mom's family was protestant. I attended the Presbyterian church until my late teens and stopped going, although I did get married in the same building in1987. I did not attend church again until we had our first child and I began to wonder what I would teach him about God. I joined the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints in 1993. I am the only member of the Church in my biological family. Joining the Church has changed my life, my marriage, and our family in ways I am so thankful for. I would never want to be without the lifestyle and knowledge I have learned to love.

Why I am a Mormon

I never understood how Jesus Christ and God could be one and the same. I never understood why babies would possibly not go to heaven if they were not baptized. These things did not make sense when I attended the Presbyterian church and listened to my Catholic relatives. In my 20s, I tried to be "agnostic," admitting there was something out there, a power, but not considering it had any form or connection to me, personally. I received some correspondance from the LDS church through my husband's connection to the Church. I wanted to know more about their organization because it had so much going on. They had their own scout troop, youth organizations, a women' "Relief Society" and a welfare program, all of which seemed so organized and world wide. Most of all, I wanted to know what to teach my child to help him through life. I asked a friend at work about the church which led to making Mormon friends. One of them taught me about "Forever Families" and a couple years later, I decided to attend their church to see if it could help me be happier. I attended in March and was baptized in May and I have never looked back! I have found the more I participate the more I learn and the better I feel. I have gained an eternal perspective, worth its weight in gold.

How I live my faith

I used to play rock and roll but I have come full circle! I directed the choir in my ward for 17 years. I played the organ for 11 years, (we don't get paid.) I have taught kids age 7 - 12 in the primary, played piano for auxilliary organizations, taught young women ages 12 - 18, and taught women, ages 18 and up, all in various callings I have had. I attended gospel doctrine class weekly, which is scripture study. Teaching others helps you learn. It's like hands on training. My 21 year old son is currently serving a mission. My other children have attended youth camps, boy scouts, and young men/women activities. My husband has also taught the youth and now he teaches the high priests, which is the older men in the ward.