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Hi I'm Lynnette

I live among the bright lights of Las Vegas. I'm a wife and mother. I'm in my 1st semester of nursing school and I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I have been a member of the Church my entire life. I grew up in an active family, and have always been active. I disappointed my parents by marrying in a civil ceremony, a young man who did not serve a mission. I assured them that it would be ok, he was active in the church. We were all very happy when we were sealed in the temple 3 years later with our 2 oldest children. That was 22 years ago. For the last 13 or 14 years he has been inactive. This breaks my heart, but I continue to love him. He is a good provider, great husband and wonderful, loving father. The hardest part has not been loving him. The toughest part for me has been raising our children in the gospel alone, hoping that my example will be enough. Sitting in Sacrament meetings without him, meeting him outside of the temple after our oldest daughter was sealed to her new husband, it is at these times that I miss him. I used to feel so cheated! I blamed him for changing the rules in the middle of the game. Any conversations about church were heated and left me feeling frustrated and angry. Then one day I realized-This is a gospel centered on the family. How sad would it be if it was the gospel that broke mine up. From that moment on I have loved him unconditionally, and it hasn't even taken effort. In so doing it has motivated him to return the favor. We have a mutual respect for each others beliefs. We no longer stress about the Gospel. We agree to disagree...for now!

Why I am a Mormon

I am a Mormon because I have searched, asked and received confirmation of the truthfulness of the Gospel. I know the Church of Jesus Christ is true. It is Christs church, as it was while he was on the earth, restored in this day by the Prophet Joseph Smith. I know my Heavenly Father hears and answers my prayers- not always as I desire but always for the best. From time to time my testimony becomes stagnant, sometimes questions arise, but I am reminded that I have been assured by the whisperings of the Holy Ghost that this gospel is true, and so I press on. I love this Gospel and tremble to think what my life would be like with out it.

How I live my faith

I live my faith by trying to be who I proclaim to be. I am a follower of Christ. I try everyday to do as He would do, and love as He would love. I have served in many positions at church, from working with the youth, to teaching , and currently as the choir director. Each calling I have had has taught me and helped me grow. I have accepted assignments I felt completely inadequate for and yet, somehow I was able to fulfill them. The Lord will not give us anything we cannot handle. I live my faith every day, not just on Sunday. When people are looking and when they are not. My faith, my religion is not something I do for other people, I do it for me. It is who I am. It is why I do what I do. I'm a Mormon-through and through. Though I am not perfect, I am striving to be the woman my Heavenly Father knows I can be. My faith is not something I live when It is convenient-I have learned by experience that if I try to live my busy, crazy life and add the gospel to it, it never works. My life is too hectic to fit in any extra meetings, responsibilities or service. But when I live my faith first, my life fits the Gospel. I love to serve! Take in a meal, give a ride, and help in the community! Jesus said "As I have loved you love one another." that is how I live my faith-I try to see the good in everyone, it makes loving them easier!