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Hi I'm Cyndy

I happily live in Utah with my sweet family. I'm a nurse and own a home health company. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I've been married for almost 24 years. I have 5 children, 1 son-in-law and 1 adorable, perfect granddaughter. I graduated from college in 1994, with my bachelor degree in nursing. When I went back to college, I had a 3 year old and a 1 year old. My third child was born the semester before I graduated. It was a challenging time, but well worth it! I value my education, but also value my family--I didn't want to put off either one of them, so I did both! My husband and I own a home health company now, and I enjoy giving loving care to the elderly in my community. I also enjoy traveling, decorating, digital scrapbooking, and watching motorcycle races. My favorite thing, of course, is being with my family!

Why I am a Mormon

I didn't grow up in the LDS Church. I mostly went to Catholic and Lutheran churches. When I was a senior in high school, my parents moved out of state. I didn't want to leave, so I moved in with my best friend, who was LDS. I had been to church with her many times in the past, but was never interested in becoming a member of it. Around Christmas time, of my senior year, I decided I wanted to start being more "religious." I went to a Lutheran church with my aunt, to see if that's where I wanted to go. The pastor said, "Sometimes you end up in places you don't always expect to end up in." That really hit me and I kept thinking about going to the LDS church with my friend. I ended up not going with her, but later, told her that I wanted to learn more about her church. She told me the best way to learn about Mormons was to read The Book of Mormon. Well, I had been given a Book of Mormon by some missionaries the summer before this. I had packed it and moved it into my friend's house when my family left. So, I went and got that Book of Mormon and we began reading that night. My friend and I were both in tears just from reading the title page. We were both feeling the spirit so strongly. I knew right then, that I wanted to be baptized. I had never felt anything like that before! I called the phone number on a pamphlet the missionaries had given me with that Book of Mormon. I left a message that said, "Hi, this is Cyndy ... I want to be baptized. Can you come and teach me?" I"m sure the missionaries were happy to receive that message! They came over and taught me about the Church. I had MUCH opposition from my family, but through MUCH faith and prayer, I decided to get baptized. I knew that pleasing God was more important than pleasing anyone else. My family has since accepted my decision and is very respectful of me and my beliefs. I know, without a doubt, that this is the true Church of Jesus Christ and that He leads and guides it. I'm so thankful to be a member of it!

How I live my faith

I love being a member of the LDS Church. I have had several callings during the 24 years that I've been a member. I can honestly say that I've loved all of them. When I've served in Primary, with the children, I've thought that's where I always want to be. When I've served in Young Women, with the teenage girls, I've thought that's where I always want to be. When I've served in the Relief Society, with the adult women, I've thought, that's where I always want to be. I believe callings are inspired from God and that it is therefore important to accept them and do our very best in them. I also enjoy helping out in ways other than official callings. Just last night, my husband and I went to the temple and cleaned for almost 4 hours. There have been many times my family and I have cleaned our church building together. I love that everything is volunteer--nobody is paid to do anything. You'd think it'd be difficult to get people to do things if they aren't paid for their time and effort--but it's not. Everyone does it because they love God and others and have testimonies that this is God's true church. I also try to be a good example to my family and friends, whether they are members of this church or not. I believe it's important to "walk the talk," and I try my best to do that. My son is currently serving a mission, which is another way I live my faith--by encouraging and allowing him to leave for 2 years. I love him so much and it really is hard to not have him home and not be able to talk to him whenever I want to. However, I wouldn't have it any other way. He is so happy and is doing so much good spreading the Gospel and bringing people to Christ--well worth the sacrifice on my part!