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Hi I'm Lynn.

I'm a Mormon. I'm a wife, business partner, mother and grandmother

About Me

My husband and I have been married for 52 years. We have five kids and 16 grandkids. I am from California, Utah, and now Arizona. I love being with my family. We get together at least a couple of times a year. I coached my daughters in soccer for ten years. Now my daughters coach their daughters in soccer! I have always loved to exercise and now that I am seventy two, I love aquatic exercise. I also love to travel and experience different cultures in the world.

Why I am a Mormon

As a young parent it was important to me to teach my children correct values and the truth about religion. My husband and I were looking for a church and learned about the "LDS" Church when we lived in California. We came to know that the "LDS" church was the gospel plan of our Heavenly Father and had been taught to His children by His Son, Jesus Christ when He lived upon the earth. We studied the teachings of the church and were baptized into His Church and soon moved to Utah where we raised our family. Although my parents were not "LDS", I know my dad expects to be reunited with his family in Heaven. As a Presbyterian, he expressed that belief to me when he viewed a film called "Man's Search For Happiness" at Temple Square in Salt Lake City. As seniors we are now living in Arizona. Being members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints has helped us raise our family because of the focus on making good choices in life and following the Savior's example and His teachings. I am motivated to make correct choices and follow the Savior because I know I will be able to return to His presence if I live as righteously as I can. I also know that if I make mistakes, He will be forgiving and loving. I believe our Heavenly Father and Jesus Christ want all of God's children to be with them in Heaven.

How I live my faith

I live my faith in many ways, with the hope to live with our Father in Heaven some day. I have served in the church in many different positions: with the Young Women, a youth organization, as a leader; with the children's organization, Primary, as a teacher; and in the women's organization, the Relief Society, as a teacher and leader. Members keep in close contact with one another through home visits that are made each month. Most members are assigned to check on one or two families regularly. The Bishop, who is the lay leader of the congregation (ward), calls on the members to staff the organizations. So we serve wherever we are asked to help out. I am very proud of the Humanitarian efforts our church makes throughout the world, especially as disasters strike and Mormons are ready, willing and able to serve.

Where did Mormonism and The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints begin?

Lynn.
It began in Palmyra, New York. In 1820, Joseph Smith, a 14 year old boy, wanted to know which church to join. His family read the Bible and his parents joined different churches so he was confused about which one to join. He went to a grove of trees and knelt to pray. He had read in the Bible, in James 1:5 that if you lack wisdom to ask of God. So he did! And he received a visit from God the Eternal Father and His Son, Jesus Christ. During the years from 1820 to 1830, Joseph was schooled by Heavenly Father and proved himself worthy to receive revelation pertaining to the restoration of the Gospel as taught by Jesus Christ. The first time I heard the Joseph Smith story, I was amazed. Then as I prayed about it, I came to know that it was true. The Holy Ghost bore witness to me of the truthfulness of the gospel plan as taught by the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Show more Show less