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Hi I'm Cindee

I'm a Mormon. After graduating from BYU, my husband and I raised our four kids in Arizona. My family brings me such JOY!!!

About Me

The only thing I ever wanted to be was a wife and a mom. After marrying a great man and having four incredible children, I've accomplished that goal. Now I am also a grandma. I have three beautiful grand kids. I love teddy bears because they are warm and cuddly. They decorate my kitchen along with the word JOY! It has become my new favorite word. I also love the quote, "Let your light shine." I used to say that to my kids everyday when they left the house. I believe in setting a good example to everyone I come in contact with each day. I graduated from BYU in business education many years ago. My husband has been such a good provider that I never needed to teach. But I love teaching. I've substituted for seminary many times and it brings me such joy. I love the youth and their goodness. I've taught in young women's meetings, firesides, and other special callings. I also love Primary. My favorite calling in the whole church is Primary chorister. I look forward to each week teaching the gospel through music. The children are so eager to learn and I just love them so much. I also enjoy reading good books, cooking, and quilting. It seems, however, that I don't take enough time doing any of those things. I've set some goals to get away from the computer and spend more time on things of more worth.

Why I am a Mormon

Being baptized at eight years old was a wonderful gift. My dad was not a member of the church. I can remember getting ready for church every Sunday and saying goodbye to dad who was sitting in his easy chair watching sports on television. Mom would take all five of us kids to church and when we came home, dad was still sitting in the same chair. Mom was born and raised in the church, dad was raised baptist but stopped going to church when he was 12. They were high school sweethearts. After the war, they were married. I've often thanked my Heavenly Father for such good parents. Mom was so faithful in taking us to church every week. Dad always supported her in this. I always knew the church was true. I can't remember ever doubting the truths I was taught. There was a time, as a young woman, when I attended a youth conference. I had invited a friend to come along who was not a member of the church. After a few days of fun and great teaching, we had a testimony meeting. I bore my testimony and felt really good about the conference. When I sat down, my friend got up. The Spirit was pounding in my chest. She was so nervous that she could not stand directly at the microphone of the podium. She stood to the side but she bore a testimony of how she knew what she had learned was true. It was such a profound experience for me. She was baptized soon after that conference. Life is not always a bed of roses and in those times I have had a few special experiences with the scriptures answering my prayers. I know the scriptures are true and I'm trying each day to just know the scriptures. I also had the great privilege of seeing my father baptized after 50 years of marriage to my faithful mom. I fasted and prayed for his conversion and baptism for many years. I know the Lord answers us when we are faithful. I also know, without doubt, that Joseph Smith is a prophet of God. He translated the Book of Mormon; and I am so grateful.

How I live my faith

Living the gospel is so important to me each and every day. I'm just so grateful for opportunities to serve and make a difference in people's lives. I'm generally a happy person. I smile a lot and people always comment on this. Currently I lead the music on Sundays for the children in our ward. The children are 3 to 11 years old. This is my absolute favorite calling in the church. The music teaches the gospel in simple ways to the kids. And I have the privilege of creating ways to teach them the music so they will want to learn. Each week as we go to church, I will see the children before we gather for singing time and they will wave to me or hug me and get all excited about seeing me. Wow, that is so great. And sometimes I will see them during the week at the store and they still have the same sweet reaction to seeing me. I understand the Lord's command that we must become like little children. They are innocent, loving, and teachable. I've served in many areas of responsibility through the years. I felt inadequate many times, but in being called and receiving blessings, I've been able to fulfill my callings to the best of my ability. And I have learned many things about my capability and my love for my Savior. He is the reason I serve as I do. I hope to be able to build His kingdom on this earth.