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Hi I'm Cindi

I was raised in Ca. I am a retired RN and moved to Wa. I love my husband, grandchildren, quilting and kayaking and I'm a Mormon.

About Me

My brother and I were raised in a single parent home by my mother but my father was always a big part of my life. My brother and I spent all summer with my dad. I was raised Catholic and went to Catholic School. I was married at an early age and had two children and eventually divorced. I then raised my two girls and after they were grown and married I put myself through nursing school and worked in Labor and Delivery and Nursery units. I bought a house and one night said to myself "I have achieved my goals and have no one to share my life with. I went to a church dance and met the love of my life. We were married and have had a most wonderful and exciting life. We have retired and moved to the most beautiful area on earth and are building our own home. We live just a couple of miles from one of my daughters and her family. I love to quilt and have learned to kayak with my daughter. Between my husband and I we have ten grandchildren. We are so blessed and never been happier.

Why I am a Mormon

I had heard from family members that my brother was involved in some holy roller church and talks about Jesus all the time. I had the opportunity to visit my parents with my brother and so I talked to him on the way to their house - about 3 hours away. He talked to me the entire time about this Mormon Church and by the time we came home, he sent the missionaries. I was able to go to a members home and felt the Spirit so strong and thought "this is the feeling I want in my home."  I was married at the time and my husband did not like the idea of any kind of formal religion. He made life very difficult and eventually gave me a choice - him or the church. Once I had heard the truth, I new in my heart it was true and I could not turn my back on the Lord. I had prayed very hard to know what to do and I felt the strong impression that I should move back to my home town where my parents still lived and that I would be happy. It was at the time the most difficult challenge of my life. I had to go back to school and get a degree in nursing in order to support myself and daughter. I have been greatly blessed ever since - more than I know I deserve, AND I am very happy as promised by the Spirit when I had prayed for guidance.

How I live my faith

I have held many callings (jobs) in the church since my conversion. These callings give me an opportunity to grow in my faith. They give me opportunities for service in my community and state and nation. In the church we have opportunities to visit each other by being a visiting teachers. Each month we visit several of the members in their homes. We are able to get to know them on a personal basis and then help then in times of need. I currently visit sisters in which my faith is strengthened by their sweet spirits and strong faith in the Lord. I have taught children of all ages in Sunday School and have so enjoyed sharing the gospel on their level and watching their testimonies grow in Jesus Christ. I have participated in community projects in which our members completely repainted the entire fair grounds. What a wonderful day and the feelings of serving our community help us grow closer to the community. My first meeting on Sunday starts with Sacrament where I have the opportunity to take the bread and water to remind me that the Lord died for me to atone for my sins. I then go into Sunday School where I receive instruction in the gospel and able to share knowledge with each other. The women then go into the last class of the day and the men go into their class where we continue with instruction. We gain strength in sharing our testimonies, our adversities our trials and our blessings. The men learn how to be better husbands, sons, fathers, brothers and how to become closer to the Lord. We then are dismissed for the day but we try to keep the Sabbath Day holy by not shopping and by studying the scriptures, sharing the day with family and visiting those who might be in need. The Lord has given me so much I feel I can spend one day to give back to him.