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Hi I'm Lynne

I'm a wife, mother, artist and I make lots of messes with my many projects. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

My husband has been very involved in work and church responsibilities. My eight daughters were involved in academics, sports, music and drama. As I have served and supported them I have learned many things. Homemaking skills were high on my list to help everyone achieve their goals. I have sewn things from dolls and their clothes to modest prom dresses. I have learned many crafts including needlework, rubber stamp art and computer skills. I’ve learned to cook inexpensively and turn simple recipes into gourmet dishes. Now I teach these skills to others just for fun. I have learned that I am never too old to learn new things. Five years ago I learned I could draw realistic children’s portraits, last year I received my CERT certification and this year I earned my ham radio license. This year our daughter opened up the world of Family History to me and I love solving the mysteries of our ancestors. There are many more opportunities for growth in my life. Who knows what else is around the corner. It will be fun to find out. My husband is retired and we are in a wonderful time in our lives. Our youngest daughter just left home for her first job experience. This new phase of being retired and empty nesters opens up new opportunities. We enjoy traveling together. We have fun taking our children and grandchildren on trips with us. We also have fun getting together for birthdays and other activities. I look forward to many more years of happiness with my family.

Why I am a Mormon

The easiest answer to this question is that I know my Savior loves me, knows me and cares about me. He has shown me through the atonement that he wants me to return to Him. He willingly paid the price for me. I know with every part of me that these things are true and I am grateful for the peace this brings. My husband and I have been married for 40 years. We have been able to weather good and bad times because our faith has been the basis for our marriage. Reliance on the Lord has continued to bring us closer together over the years. My family is very important to me and I love spending time with them and doing things with and for them. The gospel of Jesus Christ helps me to know that we can be together for eternity if we work together to live as the Savior wants us to and love each other and serve each other. I have read the Book of Mormon and studied it. As I do so I have great feelings of gratitude that I have this book in my life. It has answered many questions, brought me peace and humbled my spirit. I am grateful for Joseph Smith the prophet who translated this book from ancient prophets. I am also grateful for modern day prophets who give us the guidance and direction to help us succeed in these days of trials and strife. Words from this book and from these prophets bring me peace, a peace that helps me not to fear these times we live in. We are here to experience joy and I can do that regardless of my circumstances.

How I live my faith

I have had the opportunity to live my faith by serving in many different positions in the church. I have worked with the 3-12 year olds in classes helping them to learn more about the life of Jesus Christ. I have worked with 12-18 year olds helping them to learn more about our Savior and also helping them determine the values and standards that will govern their lives as they grow up. I have worked serving the women of the church in many ways. I now serve the 18 month through three year olds. It is fun to see them grow to recognize pictures of Jesus Christ. The Saviors life was based entirely around serving others. I have had the opportunity to serve in many areas since I was a teenager. As I have done this it has brought me closer to the Savior. I have had the opportunity to work on a preparedness fair that our church unit put on for the community. This was a very satisfying event that helped others to know how to prepare for some of the trials of the future. I also teach a cooking class that helps others to prepare food for their families that is nutritious and economical. These ways of serving are enjoyable because of the wonderful people that I meet as I serve. The scriptures are my friend and help me to find answers. Prayer is the lifeline I need to help me know how I am to live. Prayer and scripture study increase my testimony and my faith. As life continues on I will continue to serve any way I can at church, in my neighborhood and community. I look forward to the time when my husband and I can serve full time as missionaries for our church. Later family history work and temple service will be a focus in my life.