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Hi I'm Lynn

I retired from both the US Army (31 Yrs) and the BYU Faculty (27) yrs. Married to EDY 44 yrs. I am a Mormon!

About Me

I am a husband, father of 7 and a proud Grandfather of 21 grands and growing. My wife and I are proud members of the motorcycle group "The Temple Riders Association" an LDS group of motorcyclists 700+ strong locatd across the USA. We ride together and try to attend church and visit LDS Temples wherever we travel (Templeriders .com). My wife Edy and I love to travel without our Motorcycle as well and have taken approx 30 Cruises. We visit or children and grands from AK to NYC NY. We currently serve together as full time Missionaries for the LDS Church. We love to make new friends and do things with and for others.

Why I am a Mormon

Born into a strong LDS family and raised LDS I was well into my teens before I grappled with the question "Why am I a Mormon". I believe this is a question every Mormon sooner or later has to face in a very personal way. A period of sincere scripture study and prayers followed. I have always known of the passage found in the Book of Mormon (Moroni 10:4-5) where the sincere readers of the Book of Mormon learn that if one will read the Book of Mormon with a sincere heart and real intent God will manifest the truthfullness of it unto them by the power of the Holy Ghost. I took on that challenge with every fiber of my body for months. Never had I ask so ferevnlty for an answer to prayers than during that time of my life. I believe that not only non-members of the LDS Church but members as well must learn for themselves as I did at that time if the LDS Church is what is claims to be (The only true church of Jesus Christ on the earth today). If after a genuine and sincere effort to know and learn the truth, a Confirmation of the Holy Ghost so strong it can not be denied does not come to your heart and mind, then and only then, can one pronounce the book of Mormon and the LDS Church a fraud and move on to find another answer. I knew at that time that if I rejected it after having been given a powerful confirmation of its truthfulneess I would one day be personally held accountable to God for that rejection. From those few weeks as a teenager until today that confirmation of the spirit has grown into a life long testimony. I have now watched my own children and some grandchildren take that same challenge into their hearts and sincerely, with real intent, ask God if what my good wife and I have taught and modeled for them is in fact true. It is now their time to choose just as it may be for somone who reads my humble testimony here. May God confirm to every sincere seeker of truth what so many have experienced for themselves by asking as I did "Why am I a Mormon".

How I live my faith

Our family has served in the Church in many ways. All Christian churches give service as we do. We have found that service tends to be tied to the seasons of our lives. When our children were young the youth organizations like the Boy Scouts took much of our time. As time passed the teen acitvities like the Girls camps and Youth Conferences kept our family serving. My wife served in the women organizations and I served in a variety of leadership roles in the church from Scout Master to Bishop of our local unit. I served as leader of the mens group my age and later the same position but for the mature older adult males group. Many wards like ours have "Empty Nesters" groups for those whose children are grown and out of the home. In the LDS Church opportunities to serve are always part of our lives. Home teaching for men and Visiting Teaching for women has been a part of our lives from age 12 for the boys and 18 for the girls. We visit the home of members monthly and often meaningful and life long relationships develop as home teacher or visiting teachers. The Church uses the skills and abilities of every member to serve others, from music to plumbers and cake decorators to auto mechanics everyone has some skills to offer others. When you serve others you are happier than at any other time. in our communities where LDS are in a minority we see it as a tremendous opportunity to serve those of other faiths. In our current Stake a monthly "Members of other faiths dinners" are sponsored. Service is what LDS communities are all about.