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Hi I'm Cyneil Jensen Saxton

I am a wife, a mother of six, an educated homemaker, and find answers, hope, and great solace in my Mormon faith.

About Me

I have lived with my family in various parts of the United States and thoroughly enjoyed each locale. I love learning about the history and culture of our great country and the people who live here. I graduated from BYU as nurse practitioner, but "retired" early to stay home and raise our busy family. I have not regretted that decision and keep up with my education online. I also enjoy cooking and am always sharing recipes and searching the web for healthy whole foods vegan type recipes with flavors from all over the world. Don't get me wrong . . . I love my chocolate, too! I love attending interval training fitness classes, long walks, short runs, and family bike rides on the great trails of the midwest on the weekends. I love to play the piano and sing. My husband and I enjoy attending plays and musicals and socializing with friends on date nights. Several of our children are beginning their adult ventures and we enjoy watching their lives unfold. A few of our children are still home and we thrive on watching them and helping them as they participate in piano, dance, football, basketball, scouts, church, and school. I grew up in a great home with two wonderful parents of whom I still seek out counsel and siblings, both mine and my husband's, who are my best friends even miles away. We love our Iowa home right in the burbs, yet looking out onto a pond surrounded by fields of corn and soybeans. I guess my motto would be, "Bloom where you are planted."

Why I am a Mormon

My faith is who I am. Most mornings begin by reading from the scriptures and words of a living prophet. I love this quiet time each day where I am lifted up, strengthened, given new insights, inspiration on how to deal with daily situations and grow closer to my Father, my elder brother, Jesus Christ, and have a stronger desire to live a good life, accomplish much, serve others, and return to them. I begin each day with prayer. . . then I tire the Lord out with my constant pleas and thanks throughout the day. My faith is the thing that helps me survive and also to thrive. Challenges come, both small annoyances and monumental road-stumblers. My faith in knowing that I am a child of God, that I have a loving Father who knows me, who truly loves me, who wants to bless me is what propels me forward, is what sustains me, is what causes me to want to share this knowledge with others. My love for my Savior is what allows me to hope when I am less than perfect. Daily striving to be worthy to receive inspiration through the Holy Ghost gives me confidence to forge ahead, to make a difference, to receive help and answers to everyday life and bigger challenges. I am a Mormon because I know that God lives, that he loves each one of us, and that he has restored to the earth, today, all of the truths that are necessary for us to return to live with Him again someday. I am a Mormon because I couldn't survive without the wisdom of a living prophet and apostles who lead and guide His work on the earth today and whom I can look to for wisdom and guidance in small daily concerns. I am a Mormon because I want to live with my family not just on earth, but throughout all eternity. I believe that all of the ordinances necessary to ensure that reality have been restored to the earth today through his gospel plan for all who would in humility listen. I am a Mormon because the gospel of Jesus Christ supplies me with strength, with power, and with answers to life's most basic questions.

How I live my faith

I love serving in the church. Not only do I feel that I can bless the lives of others through my service, but I also grow in leaps and bounds as I serve in different capacities. I have taught messages of love and faith to small children through powerful lyrics and melodies. I have served for many years with the youth of the church and LOVE them! They are so wonderful! They are so receptive and insightful as we share and discuss truths and scripture stories. They are strengthened through great programs where I as a leader along with others, help THEM learn to lead. It is so fun to help them grow stronger by socializing with their peers, serving others, building their own testimonies of faith and growing closer to their Savior through educational programs, hands on and instructional activities, dances, conferences, shows, camps, and simple get-togethers. I love serving and working with the wonderful women of this church. They are my dear friends. I am never afraid to make a move to a new place because I know that I will have a church family waiting for me wherever I go. As with the youth, my service with and for these women is a three-way-blessing. As I visit and serve them, I can be the Lord's hands, he blesses them through myself and others. But, I am the more blessed as I gain from them, as I am strengthened by the Lord, and as I learn and grow with each experience. My church "callings" and experiences have given me opportunities to grow my talents and leadership abilities. I have learned how to teach, how to run a meeting, how to speak in public, how to organize and carry out an event, how to lead a choir, how to accompany a program, how to be a caring individual, a competent mother, a loving wife, and charitable individual.