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Hi I'm RandyLynn

I was in the U.S. Navy. I live with my adult son with special needs.I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I am a single female, age 62 and just graduated from college with a B.S. in Business Administration. I am a mother and a grandmother. I have operated my small business for ten years. I live with my differently-abled (disabled if you like) son with multiple special needs. I love learning, reading, music, staying fit and healthy and traveling. I belong to a fitness club where I lift weights and do treadmill work. I love studying about and practicing natural healing, what is now called alternative and complimentary health. I was, and still am, a tomboy and sports enthusiast. I trained for the Olympics in running, played women's professional football back when it wasn't acceptable to do so, and now I am in the process of writing books. I started a not-for-profit to help parents of children with special needs over twelve years ago. Currently I am working with my son on a book series about his life.

Why I am a Mormon

For many years I searched different philosophies, theories, and religions because I was searching for the true meaning of life, and how it related to my life; I have had a special relationship with Jesus and God from childhood that I wanted to explore more deeply. The minute I walked into the Church building, over twenty-six years ago, I knew I had entered my spiritual home; I felt a gentle glow in my heart that confirmed this. I continue to find happiness in this life and answers to all of my feelings and questions through the Gospel of Jesus Christ. I knew then and know now that I don't have to be perfect to be a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, but that His Church is like a clinic or dispensary of love and guidance in my quest to become more and more like Jesus everyday. I am a Mormon is because I have never felt unacceptable, or that I asked too many questions or had too many ideas that were different. I also feel like I am not being told what to think, say or do, and that God trusts me to learn His will and think and act with the intent of getting closer to Him. Actually, when I first met a member of the Church I told her that I had some impressions that had been in my heart and mind for years and had always been deemed unacceptable by others. When I posed these feelings to this member she confirmed the validity and gave value to them and to me. From that experience I began to believe I wasn't as weird as I had been led to believe, and that I was being presented with an opportunity to learn and grow in spirituality.

How I live my faith

I live my faith by trying to be more and more like Jesus. I want to think and act like him as much as possible by loving those I encounter daily. I smile at everyone I meet because I want to offer them love and hope. I welcome those who are different, my differently-abled son has taught me to look into a person's heart and see the good. I work in our community in my small business and operate with kindness and respect for all my customers. I also take any appropriate and respectful opportunity to share my feelings and open a dialogue with those who might be interested. In The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints we may be invited to receive a calling, sort of like a job in the Church to serve members and non-members. We are not paid to do this calling, it is an act of love and service for our fellow beings. I get to visit with other ladies and help in spiritual matters as well as temporal ones. I find that with this calling we really help each other in a synergistic way, and that we all benefit from it. I get to coordinate reports about needs of these ladies, with their permission, to get further assistance in sustaining them and their families. I also have the opportunity to serve in the music program of our Church which is very essential to inviting the power of God into a meeting. One of the most important parts of living my faith has been caring for my family, and because my daughter is a grown up lady with children of her own, my immediate family consists of my differently-abled son and I. He has conditions that puzzle many experts. For the last twenty-three years I have been privileged to care for him, advocate for him, and share him with those who are open. He knows a great deal about God and Jesus and I have learned so much from him. I have said time after time that if a person is struggling with who they are, where they came from, and where they are going, and they don't know Jesus or God too well, my son would be happy to introduce them.

Who chooses the Mormon prophet?

RandyLynn
I believe that prophets are chosen by God and related to inspired members who have this responsibility. Show more Show less