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Hi I'm Cyndi

I am the 4th of 6 children. I love to sing, and I teach others to sing. I am a mother of 3 and happily married. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I am a mom and a wife. I have a degree in Music Performance as well as graduate studies in Vocal Performance. Almost 20 years later, I am going back to school to get my teaching certificate so I can teach music in schools. I am a little bit nervous going back to school, but my boys think that is pretty cool. I love to sing, teach, scrapbook, play sports, help my boys with their cub scout belt loops and pins and watch my oldest son compete in wrestling. I also love going outdoors, exploring and camping with my family. I love being around my family, and look forward to my family reunion we have every year where I can reconnect with my parents, brothers and sisters. We have all moved away, so it is a great way to keep our family ties connected.

Why I am a Mormon

I am so grateful to be a member the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. I was raised in the church, but over the years, I have had many experiences that have strengthened my testimony of the truthfulness of the gospel. So many times of trial and hardship, of loss of a loved one, I wonder how others can go through such difficult times and not have the comfort of the gospel. 11 years ago I was diagnosed with Breast Cancer. It was truly the most frightening experience when I found out. I was in total shock. As I went through the stages of understanding and accepting, my loving Heavenly Father was quietly there. I met a sister who was doing a presentation on Breast Cancer within 2 weeks of finding out. No one knew then but this sister became an angel for me. She helped me in so many ways and gave me such peace of mind. My parents were on a mission and after prayer and fasting, we felt inspired that they should stay. There were so many people who came to my aid. I was taken care of, and I truly felt the poem "Footprints in the Sand" described my experience. I KNEW God was aware of me and all of my fears and struggles. I knew that my Savior, Jesus Christ, loved me and comforted me. I have had several members of my family pass from this life. Some old, some young. But the comfort of knowing they are in a better place, that God has a plan and we are all a part of this plan, and that we will be together again, forever gives such comfort. I know that by living the gospel of Jesus Christ it brings me closer to God and Jesus, that it brings happiness in my life. Not the happiness that the world is searching for. But this happiness and peace of living a life in harmony with God's plan. I am so grateful that we have a loving elder brother, Jesus Christ, who was willing to sacrifice for me (and all who have come to this earth, and all who will come to this earth) so that we have the opportunity to return and live with God and Jesus Christ.

How I live my faith

I am so grateful that every week we gather together as a "ward family" to renew our baptismal covenants, to learn about the gospel and be with wonderful brothers and sisters. My husband and I get to teach 10-11 year olds about the gospel. Right now, we are studying the New Testament. It is so wonderful to see these young kids learn the scriptures and how it can help them in their lives. I also work with the "stake" (an organization of several wards/congregations) in music. I get to teach other music directors how to improve their talents. I also am able to coordinate the music in our meetings, which is so important. I love how the holy ghost can touch my heart as I listen to or perform sacred music. It is so powerful. I also get to visit 3 different sisters in our ward monthly. We call it Visiting Teaching. I have a partner and we visit these sisters monthly to see how they are doing, teach a spiritual message that hopefully will inspire them, and possibly bring a treat. I love getting to know these sisters, help these sisters and feel their love. One also went through Breast Cancer, and I was so happy to be able to help her as my angel helped me. Another is going through several health problems and I enjoy being able to talk to her and hopefully we can lift one another's burdens, as Christ would have us do. We are the Lord's hands. He takes care of us through others. Service is so important.