What Is a Church Community?
Loading.....

The video player could not be built.

Do you want to chat with a missionary?

We are happy to answer any questions you may have. Start a chat or call us at 1-888-537-6600.

Hi I'm Robyn

I'm a wife, I'm a mother, I'm a home school teacher, and I'm a Mormon.

About Me

My name is Robyn. I have a wonderful husband, a beautiful daughter, and a handsome, adopted son. I am an at home mom who has home schooled for 8 years. My children and I love it! I enjoy spending time in the garden, or working in the yard. I love to plan and build things. I love going skiing, swimming, camping, and hiking with my family, and horse riding with my mom and my kids. I have played the piano for about 28 years, the organ for about 18 years, and I attempt to play the flute. Music is a huge part of my life. Okay, okay... no matter how hard I try to deny it, I love to go shopping. I can't stand cooking, and I made sure, on our first date, that my date/now husband liked to cook! He is an amazing cook! I really enjoy teaching my children how to do different things such as: playing piano, sewing, building, planting, and working outside. I'm not so good at getting them to clean their rooms, but in all fairness, I still throw a fit at cleaning mine! I absolutely love spending time with family and friends. Just playing games, eating good food, and sharing stories. My favorite thing to do is laugh! Our family has been trying to adopt another child for about 5 years. It's been a hard wait, but we know that if God wants us to add to our family, He will bless us with that opportunity, just as He did with our son.

Why I am a Mormon

I was born and raised in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints. For many years, I lived my life based on the teachings I had been given since birth. At one point in my life, I fell away from the church. I chose not to attend meetings or to associate myself with the church in any way. The whole direction my life was taking changed. I felt like I was on a muddy landslide, and I couldn't get back up to solid ground. The relationships with friends and family became strained, and I lost the connection with my Heavenly Father who had guided me with so much love and direction. I ended up having a particular year filled with much trial and tribulation. I lost a baby because of miscarriage, (we were blessed with another baby shortly after) Two weeks after our daughter was born, my father died of cancer that had been plaguing him for years. About a month after that, I nearly died from numerous blood clots in my lungs. I was told not to have more children, which broke my heart. Through these trials, I came to realize how much I missed praying to my Father in Heaven for comfort and peace. I started praying again, and I immediately felt His arms wrap around me and His love fill my heart. I knew in a moment that my Savior, Jesus Christ, knew exactly what I was feeling; all my pain, frustration and sadness. I remembered what I was taught about Him suffering all our pains in Gethsemane. I was able to change my life around. I started back to church, I started praying, reading my scriptures, and giving service to those in need. My life was completely different. I felt safe and I knew that I was on the right path again. We were blessed to be able to adopt a handsome baby boy. Our two children are the greatest blessings. I know, with all my heart, I am a daughter of God, that He loves me, that my Savior knows me and loves me too. I know I can find any answers I need through faith and prayer. I have been blessed so very much because of my membership in this church.

How I live my faith

In the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, there are so many opportunities to serve. As members, we help the church function by accepting to work in different positions. These positions are many, including: teachers, activity planners, pianists, organists, music leaders, presidents and counselors of certain age groups, and much more. All of these positions are unpaid. We are asked to volunteer our time and talents to these positions. I live my faith by making sure I am available and willing to work in whatever position I am asked. I have held many positions in the church. I've been an organist for 17 years, a choir pianists for just as long, I've played and lead music for our primary, (children up to 12 yrs old) I've worked with our older youth, 12-18, planning youth activities and teaching lessons to their classes on Sundays. I have also been on committees that plan activities for the women who are 18 and older, and for the ward as a whole. (all ages) I know that by serving those around me, I am serving my Heavenly Father and my Savior, Jesus Christ, I enjoy serving those around me, and I enjoy helping our church and it's members to be strong. I also try really hard to be a good example to everyone, not only members of my church. I try to teach my children to be kind and loving, and to always remember that they are children of God. As a family, we all strive to show our love for Jesus in all that we do. We strive to be honest, modest, and chaste. We try to only bring uplifting things into our home like, good music, clean movies, and such. I guess the way I try to live my faith is by doing the things I hope will make Heavenly Father and Jesus happy. By loving and serving others and doing all that I can to be a good friend, mother, wife, and member of society, I hope to do just that. I am definitely not perfect, nor will I ever claim to be. I only try to serve my Father and Savior the best I can.