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Hi I'm Lynette

I graduated high school when I was fifteen. I'm a law student. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I have a passion for horses, music, and the American legal system. I began riding horses when I was 8, and was training horses for my instructor by the time I was 14. I have been playing the piano since I was 10, and though it's not something that comes naturally to me, the countless hours of practice and performance have greatly blessed my life. When I was 17, I decided that I wanted to attend law school in the future, and I then began attending some pre-law classes while getting my Associates Degree in Science from my local community college.

Why I am a Mormon

My coworkers and classmates frequently ask me why I would voluntarily give up a year and half of my life to serve as a missionary for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Provo, Utah. My response is this: The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints brings me so much happiness and hope that I want to share it with as many people as I can, so that they too can have the opportunity to experience the joy and love that living the gospel of Jesus Christ brings. But I didn't always feel as strongly about this church as I now do. There was a time when I wasn't sure if I believed everything The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints teaches. I realized that I needed to know for myself whether or not this was in fact the true church. It was at this moment that the words of Moroni 10:4 came to my mind: "And when ye shall receive these things, I would exhort you that ye would ask God, the Eternal Father, in the name of Christ, if these things are not true; and if ye shall ask with a sincere heart, with real intent, having faith in Christ, he will manifest the truth of it unto you, by the power of the Holy Ghost." After having read The Book of Mormon, I knelt down sincerely pleaded with the Lord to tell me if this church and this book were true or not. I received an overwhelming feeling of peace and an affirmation from God that this was His church, led by His prophets, and that The Book of Mormon was His words and teachings. Although I have faced many trials and hardships throughout my life, I do not doubt my faith. My faith has supported me and uplifted me through some of the darkest times of my life, and the Atonement of Jesus Christ has given me hope when I thought I had none. I am a Mormon because I know that this is Christ's restored church, and I have experienced His love through it.

How I live my faith

Serving my community and participating in my local congregation have always been very central aspects of my life. As a child and young adult, I dedicated dozens, and sometimes hundreds, of hours every year to community service activities, many of which were organized by members of my congregation, and those hours were some of the happiest of my childhood. I currently work in the church nursery, teaching the 18 mos -- 4 y.o.'s during the last two hours of the church meetings. I am currently preparing to serve a full-time 18 month mission for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Provo, Utah. I report to the Provo MTC January 4th, and I could not be more thrilled to be able to serve the Lord and His children for a year and a half. God has given me everything -- I am very humbled to be able to give Him 18 months of my life.

Do Mormons only help Mormons?

Lynette
No. Though we do help those in our congregations in any way they need, we also help many non-Mormons. For example, when Hurricane Katrina devastated large portions of the Gulf Coast, my father along with many members of our congregation, with only a few days notice, donned "Helping Hands" t-shirts, and hurried to help everyone that they could. They spent a week or so clearing trees, putting houses back together, going through wreckage, and doing everything they could to help the victims of the terrible storm. They helped everyone they met, regardless of the individual's religion. My father left his home and job for over a week so that he could help God's children on the gulf coast who were desperately in need of assistance. Show more Show less

Do Mormons regard the Bible as Holy Scripture and the word of God?

Lynette
We believe that the Book of Mormon is "Another Testament of Jesus Christ". The Book of Mormon does not replace The Bible, it supports it. I have personally read the entire Bible, and I wholeheartedly believe that it is the word of God. Show more Show less

Are Mormons Christians?

Lynette
Are apples a fruit? Though they are different from oranges, apples are also a fruit. Just as apples and oranges are different but still both fruits, Mormons, though different from other Christians, are still followers & believers of (and in) Jesus Christ. The name of our church is The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, and Christ is the center of my faith. Show more Show less