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Hi I'm Cindy

I'm a Mormon.

About Me

In 2005 my husband and I sold our family business, our dog died, and our fifth child got married, making us empty nesters. It felt like the last day of school. I'm a native Coloradoan, but I am finding new activities every summer when our 5 children, their spouses, and our 16 grandchildren come to visit. My husband's and my love for the mountains seems to be rubbing off on all of them. My favorite personal volunteer activity for the last 6 years has been to mentor two girls in the Denver Kids program. Helping BYU-Idaho students find Colorado internship opportunities in their majors is a rewarding volunteer activity that my husband and I share. I've attended Jackie Sorensen aerobic dance classes for the last 31 years and made many friends there. We live near my husband's mother and appreciate the chance we have to spend a lot of time with her.

Why I am a Mormon

Our first daughter was born 10 weeks prematurely. We adored her and wanted everything for her, including a church. We invited the LDS missionaries into our home to teach us about their faith. After 9 months of praying, reading the Bible and Book of Mormon, and attending church, I felt strongly that the things I had learned were true. It changed our lives. Trying hard to follow the teachings of Jesus Christ has given us and our children the support and conviction we have needed. It gives me peace in times of sorrow or trial, guides me in my decisions and fills me with gratitude for the sacrifice of our Savior in our behalf.

How I live my faith

Currently, my husband and I attend and lend support to a congregation of single members age 18-31. Because our church doesn't have a paid ministry, the members teach and serve the needs of one another and administrate the programs, These activities help us get to know each other very well. Over the years, as I have taught, worked, and played side by side with my friends and their children, I have observed their examples as they have courageously and positively managed grief, severe and minor trials, and day to day temptations. These examples have given me a greater desire to follow the commandments of our Savior. Knowing that God loves all His children and knowing He doesn't want us judging others increases my compassion for others and strengthens my friendships and family ties. I pay tithing to my church and donate to worthy causes in and out of my church. My favorite is the LDS Humanitarian Fund that does things like work to eradicate cholera in third world countires by building wells and training local citizens how to manage them.