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Hi I'm Cindi

I'm a soccer mom, a volleyball mom, a basketball mom, a track mom, a band mom, a choir mom, & a driver's ed mom. And I'm a Mormon.

About Me

My interests include making memories with my family, such as camping, fishing or playing at the lake. I recently obtained my bachelor's degree while raising 4 children and have a goal to get a master's degree in the future. I enjoy finding any and every opportunity to learn something new. I recently completed a 3-day course in food preservation & teach others in my neighborhood how to preserve food. I find great joy in being a stay-at-home mom. I recently let go of a home-based business because it took time away from my family. I have seen the blessings of that decision in my children's successes in school & life. I enjoy spending time with my parents, who live nearby. I'm grateful for the close relationship that we have. I am also close with my husband's family & wish we were "Snowbirds" who could live in Wyoming in the summer and Arizona in the winter. A life-changing experience: I once used to see myself in a large room, looking at one wall with portraits of the great women that I knew. I would often feel insecure because of the great qualities these women possessed. On a particularly sad day for me I had a "feeling" that I should turn around in this room I created. I did and noticed a very large mirror on the wall behind me. I saw my own image and began to realize that I, too, had great qualities and a wonderful potential to become the woman I yearned to be. I now know that God wants nothing more from me than to reach the potential He knows I have.

Why I am a Mormon

My mother and her family are Mormons. My dad and his family are not. I was raised in the Mormon faith and always considered it to be true. I never questioned it and always tried to live the gospel. I had a few bumps along my road of adolescence but came to know the sweetness of repentance. It wasn't until I decided to serve as a missionary for the church that I decided it was time to get my own reason to believe. While practicing the missionary lessons I was challenged to pray about the Book of Mormon and thought, "Why not. Before I ask others to pray about it I suppose I should do the same." After a week of praying and asking if the Book of Mormon was true, I received my answer. I 'heard' and 'felt' the Lord say, "Cindi, you know the Book of Mormon is true." That was all I needed. And because of that experience I know for a surety that the Book of Mormon is true. That it is another testament of Jesus Christ. I know that Joseph Smith translated it through the power of God and that through Joseph Smith, a living prophet, the Lord restored His gospel to the earth. And His gospel is found in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. My life is full of joy and happiness because of these truths that I know. I have faith and hope that I will someday return to my Heavenly Father's presence.

How I live my faith

When I say my prayers and read the scriptures on a daily basis I have seen the Lord's hand in my life. I have noticed a difference when I forget to do these two simple things. We have seen the positive results in our family as we strive to say family prayer and have family scripture study every day. My teens have noticed the blessings as well. Keeping the Sabbath Day holy has made a difference too. It's more than going to church. We try to have some pleasant music playing at some point, to get us prepared to feel the influence of the Holy Ghost. We try to stay unplugged, only using the computer to watch/read things from lds.org or the Mormon Channel. My husband and son visit several families on Sundays to see how they are doing and to share a gospel message with them. My responsibilities in the church include attending several wards during the year to see what I can do to help others in their responsibilities to teach children. I also teach preparedness to the women in my ward as well as helping the young women prepare for Girls Camp. I am also a Visiting Teacher. My neighbor, who is single and retired, is one of the sisters I visit every month. She is antagonistic towards the church but I don't let her opinions discourage me. I find ways to serve her and do my best to be a great friend to her. My greatest responsibility lies within my own home. I am by no means a perfect mother but I am trying. I learn every day from my children how I need to improve. It is true when the Savior asks us to become as a little child. They are pure and innocent and very forgiving. Because of the joy I get from living the gospel, I try to find others who could benefit from living the same way. When opportunities present themselves I try to share the gospel with them. It isn't easy. But with the Lord's help I know I can do what He asks me to do.