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Hi I'm Lynn

I grew up in Arizona. I'm a devoted wife, mother, grandmother. I've been a multiple world champion equestrian and I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I grew up in a family of six. I am the youngest. I have been married for 33 years and have six children of my own, four boys and two girls. I have grandchildren whom I dearly love and enjoy watching them as they grow and learn. I love to sing, scrapbook, read and be with my children, but most of all I love to spend time with my husband. when I was young I had an extreme passion for horses. From the time that I understood what a horse was I was horse crazy. I used to beg my parents to let me take horse back riding lessons. My parents finally acquiesced when I was nearing my 9th birday to let me take a few lessons. They thought I'd get over my Horse craziness, but all it did was inflame my passion! I began competing in local horse shows after winning first place in my two very first classes after only 4 lessons. After I was married, it was time to let horses go for a while in order to place my family first, as it should be, however, I never gave up hope that eventually my life would be able to include this passion once again. Eventually my husband gave me the thumbs up for our family to engage in this expensive hobby and the acquisition of a horse for the children thrust us into an equestrian education and opportunity to develop new friendships with neighbors.

Why I am a Mormon

I was raised a Mormon. My father was a member of the church when he and my mother were married, however, my mother was not and new virtually nothing about Mormons. As I understand it, when my parents began to have children, they discussed what religion they should raise their children and my father said, "I'll investigate any religion with you, but I will never become a member of any other church but the "Mormon church"." My mother was curious about the religion, took the missionary lessons and new the church was the true church established by God on earth and was baptised. I could have left the church later in my life, however, I've always had the witness of the truthfulness of the "Mormon church" and love the restored Gospel of Jesus Christ with it's earthly and eternal blessings that are obtained only thru Gods authorized servants who hold His authorized priesthood. My eternal sealing to my husband and children for all eternity is the most priceless eternal treasure which no earthly organization, thief, or power can take from me. I testify that Gods plan is one of eternal families and the "Mormon church" is the only true place on earth wherewith one can obtain this greatest treasure.

How I live my faith

I have been asked by my Bishop to teach an adult Sunday School class. Each year we begin a study of one of the sets of scriptures, such as the Old Testament, New Testament, Book of Mormon or the Doctrine and Covenants. It's such a wonderful opportunity for me to learn as I study each lesson that I'm preparing to give. I receive many spiritual understandings and enlightenment through this study which gives me added uplifting peace throughout my daily life. I also visit three ladies in my ward, one of whom is a sweet lady who is home bound in a wheel chair. She often is lonely and is happy when she receives a visit from me and my companion. We occasionally bring her small gifts of treats or perhaps a church magazine with uplifting stories for her to read. I love to listen to the prophet, apostles and other men of God twice a year. I download many of these talks to my i-pod to listen in the car over and over until the message sinks into my soul and I begin to practice the councel given.

Why is The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints called Mormons or Mormonism?

Members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints are called "Mormons" because we believe the Book of Mormon to be the word of God along with the Holy Bible. Back in the 1800's, when the Lord restored the fulness of the Gospel of His Son, Jesus Christ to the earth through the prophet, Joseph Smith, many other U.S. citizens began calling those who joined this new religion, "Mormons". The name stuck and although members of the church do not worship anyone named Mormon, and never have, we are mistakenly identified by that name because of our firm witness that the Book of Mormon is a second testament of Jesus as the Christ, (the Messiah), the Son of God. We are correctly identified as Latter Day Saints, (LDS), as we are Saints, (Christians) of the last days. The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints are Christians in that we know, not just believe, that Jesus is the Savior of the world. Show more Show less