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Hi I'm Cindy

I'm a Mormon.

About Me

It's fun to tell people I was born in Pawhuska, Okla. It always opens a door to conversation about my Osage Tribe Indian heritage. Pawhuska is the headquarters for the Osage Tribe. When I was 12 years old my parents moved our family from Okla. to California. I was not a happy camper during this event. I loved my life in Oklahoma and felt at home there. However, I would learn to know that the Lord had a plan for me by moving to Calif. I would like to say that during my years prior to Calif. my family had been to many churches: Methodist, Catholic, all types of denominations, looking for the right thing for our family. It was during my Sophomore year of high school that I met a friend who invited me to her church. She was a Mormon. I had attended different churches all my life but had never really heard of the term "mormon". The new friends I was meeting at church were friendly, outgoing, and positive. Little did I know that I would be meeting my future husband at the age of 15. I was baptized in 1967. All of the wonderful things that have come from that decision to join the church have made me very happy. I can say that I know the Lord put certain events in order in my young life to help me find the true gospel.

Why I am a Mormon

I believe initially I was thrilled to meet new friends who had higher standards than some of the friends I'd had in the past. This gave me a desire to find out why my newfound friends were the way they were: polite, honest, and faithfully comitted to their beliefs. I was blessed to have a confirmation from the spirit that my joining the church was the right thing to do; I knew I'd been led to this point in my life. When my "future husband" returned from his mission we were married. We have a wonderful family of children and grandchildren and a legacy of faith to pass down to future generations. Not only that, but I am able to do Family history work and research resulting in temple ordinances for my tribal ancestors.

How I live my faith

I strive to live my faith by continually learning about the gospel, striving to live the commandments, and serve my family and the church. I have had many callings and assignments in the church, all of which seem to help me grow more than I feel I help others. At this time I am a very busy Relief Society Pres. The Lords Plan of Happiness is remarkable for His children on earth. I invite anyone to just listen to a church member or missionary about this "plan of happiness". So many people just do not realize how much our Heavenly Father loves them and wants them to be happy. I testify to whoever may read this that if they will just truly learn about what this "Plan of Happiness" is from any member of the church, and then earnestly pray about the things they are told, they will be able to know, as I did that that the Lord has a plan for them too. He loves all of His children on earth, and He loves each one individually. You can be happy even amidst trials and tribulations in your life, with the knowledge that there is a Savior who loves you and knows who you are.