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Hi I'm Cindy

I once had Christmas Dinner with an Aboriginal Chief. I helped uncover a WWII mass grave and I'm a Mormon.

About Me

First thing, I am a Wife and a Mother. I love my family and love to spend time with them. My husband and I live a pretty normal life, but we enjoy being together. We happen to live in an empty nest so I currently work at a Quilt Shop and love designing and being creative with fabric and textiles. I have had the opportunity to travel a lot over the course of my life and have friends everywhere. By the time I was 30 I had set foot in all of the 50 United States and had also traveled to several foreign countries. I still love to travel and see new places and experience new cultures. It is one of the defining points of my life. I also love to read and to do service for others and enjoy outdoor activities. I am currently training to run my first 5K!

Why I am a Mormon

When I was 20, I was working as a Bank Teller. One day two missionaries came to my window and asked me to cash a check and about a month later I was completely shocked when the missionaries approached me and asked me if I were interested in learning more about The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. I immediately said NO, but when my co-worker said 'yes', I agreed to listen. I loved what the missionaries taught me. I had been raised to be a Christian but had never been faithful to any denomination, and was uncertain what I believed. Yet as they taught, I listened, and was touched by the way I felt. They told me it was the Spirit of the Lord testifying truth to my soul. I enjoyed listening to the story of the restoration of the gospel and believed immediately what they taught about the prophet Joseph Smith. When I told my parents that I was taking the missionary lessons, they were not thrilled and encouraged me not to make any rash decisions, insinuating that I couldn't make a wise decision along this line. (later they asked why I hadn't done this years before and saved them many years of worry). I remember like it was yesterday the day that I call 'THE TURNING'. I knew the missionaries were coming over and I knew that if I heard one more lesson, I would be hooked....and I wasn't sure if I could commit to living the gospel. I was scared, and felt the desire to flee. I grabbed my keys and flew out the door, knowing that if I was there when the missionaries arrived, I would not be able to say NO to their face....and as I turned the stairs, a sweet, still small voice said to me, "at least have the courtesy to tell them 'no' to their face", and it was in the turning around on the stairs, that I felt the struggle leave my body. I slowly climbed back up the stairs, open my door and went inside. When the missionaries arrived a few minutes later, I don't think they knew that the battle had been fought and won that day on the stairs...

How I live my faith

I work with the young women at church. These are girls who are 12-18 years old. I have the opportunity to influence them for good and teach them about their Savior. It is funny how most of the time, these young women teach me about their faith, and show me their good works, and how they overcome the struggles of each day, because they believe in being honest and good. I listen to their stories and am in awe and feel joy and great hope in this rising generation. Oft times I hear comments about the evils of the world, and it is true there are bad things out there, but I love being surrounded by righteous youth, to feel their desire to make good choices and to see how they are strong examples in their schools, in sports, in community service.