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Hi I'm Galyn

I'm a mother of 3, grandmother of 5, a convert and I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I graduated from college with a degree in Elementary Education. I served an LDS mission. I love to read, do family history and digital scrapbooking. I enjoy hiking and photography. I like to cook.

Why I am a Mormon

I was 17 years old and a Southern Baptist when I first took the missionary lessons. So much of what I learned made sense to me such as the pre-existence, eternal marriage and families, and saving ordinances for those who have died. While I was being taught by the missionaries, a man I had met at church was killed in a robbery. Although I didn't know him or his family well, I felt prompted to attend his funeral. I did not like to attend funerals. They were sad occasions that filled me with grief. But this one was different. I was buoyed up by the remarks I heard. This man would be with his family again in Heaven. It was a celebration of his life and the Plan of Salavation, not the dismal, unreassuring funerals I was used to. It was at this funeral that the Spirit testified to me that the teachings the missionaries had taught were true. I wanted to be baptized. The missionaries were also at the funeral and after the burial I hurried to them to tell them I had decided to be baptized. I was the first one that joined the church in my family, followed by my siblings and mother (my parents were divorced). Over the years, as I've studied and prayed, I've had several experiences that have strengthened my testimony. Four years after I was baptized, I served a mission for the Church because I wanted to share what I had learned with others. It was one of the greatest experiences of my life. As a mother and now a grandmother, I continue to treasure those truths I first learned from the missionaries. They mean even more to me now as I have my own family. I testify that the Gospel of Jesus Christ is true. The Book of Mormon is the word of God. Our Heavenly Father and Jesus Christ love us and desire for us to return to their presence. This Church teaches us how to live so we can return. I say these things in the name of Jesus Christ, my Savior and Redeemer.

How I live my faith

Learning more about Christ and His gospel are very important to me. It helps me increase my testimony so I try to study and pray each day. This is one of the goals I set for myself. I believe it is important for us to attend church because not only are we nurtured by the good word of God, it gives us a chance to strengthen others around us through our service, our teaching, bearing testimonies, and fellowshipping with one another. In my ward I publish a bi-monthly newsletter for the members and I also help with activities for the sisters to participate in such as service opportunities, cooking classes, and lessons where we learn new skills and share our talents.