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Hi I'm Lynn Overman

I live in Washington state. I am a wife and a mother and a full-time bookkeeper. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I attended college, but still need to finish my degree. My husband and I have been married for 25 years and we still love to spend time together! With the activities of 4 kids and a full-time job, that isn't always easy, but it is worth it! I would love to travel the United States together some day and see all the wonderful things this country has to offer. I love to read (travel by proxy). I also enjoy card making and scrap-booking when I make the time for it. I also enjoy baking. There's just nothing better than fresh bread, hot from the oven!

Why I am a Mormon

Since I was a child, I have always been interested in God and the scriptures. I was not raised in the church and my family did not attend any church. I was intrigued by friends who had families that attended church together. One day I prayed (although I had never prayed and wasn't sure if I was "doing it right") that I could find God's church - the right one. My friends all belonged to different churches and I just couldn't figure out which one was right. I didn't want to just go anywhere, I wanted to go where God wanted me to go, and it made sense to me that He had a church here on earth. I didn't want to go by myself, but with my family. My prayer may have been short, but it was very heartfelt. A couple of weeks later, the missionaries knocked on our door. They answered my questions and gave me study material that prompted more questions and answers. They brought a great message to my whole family. Later I found out that as an answer to the missionaries prayers, they were led to our street and ours was the first door they knocked on, even though our house was in the middle of the block. Those things helped me to realize that God had heard and answered my prayer. I have had similar experiences over and over since I became a member of the church. I feel that this is God's church and it's what I was meant to find. If you are interested in answers too, this is a great place to start - and to continue!

How I live my faith

The church has helped me to be more involved in the happenings of my community, teaching me that we all have a part to play in the decisions that are made locally, and by extension, nationally. I have volunteered at voting sites and city clean-up days as a result. I have been involved in the local schools because I realize I can make a difference, even if it is a small one. I have learned that it's the day-to-day things that end up really influencing who we (and others) become. The positions that I have been asked to fill in the church have all helped me become a better person. The church is operated through inspiration, so the positions we fill provide the right training and experiences we need to grow and help others. They have also given me confidence in other areas of life. It is easier to organize people and speak in public when you have had a myriad of experiences doing that in the church. It is a safe place to learn, where everyone is a volunteer that may not be professionally trained for the position they are filling. It is easy to see that the church has divine appointment, because it not only survives under those circumstances, but thrives and grows. I have worked with the youth, women who are older and younger than myself, as well as with the children and toddlers in the church. Each experience has brought growth and insight. The church asks us to take those insights and use them in all aspects of our lives. The connecting point in all of this is the answer to that big question, "Why am I here?" Because, God has a plan for us to lead us back to Him. The Savior said it best: "Come, Follow Me". And I want to.