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Hi I'm Cindy

I am an energetic and active wife, mother, and grandmother and I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I like to read, quilt, and garden. I have recently retired and am quite excited to have time to now pursue these hobbies. I worked in manufacturing for almost 30 years. I was recently remarried and moved from Indiana to Pennsylvania. I lost my previous husband to cancer in 2009 and then lost his daughter (my step-daughter) to another form of cancer only a month later. The tremendous faith of these two precious angels have inspired me. I would like to find a way to help either cancer patients or care givers. I haven't figured out yet how I will do that. I now have two children and 11 step-children. I also have 11 step-grandchildren. Keeping up with them keeps me very busy. My oldest child is 36 and I now have a 16 year old step daughter. I may accuse my children of giving me grey hair but they actually keep me young. I also like to do Zumba and try to go to the gym several days a week. I want to stay in good physical condition so that I can accomplish everything that I want to do. I like to travel. Also, my husband and I would like to serve a mission when he retires.

Why I am a Mormon

I was a Presbyterian and my late husband was a Mormon when we married in 1998. We tried going to one another's churches every other Sunday but that was not very satisfying. We decided just to attend his church because his children were attending there and that made the most sense. I studied the church for many years before joining in 2003. I even had a calling in the church as a non-member. I would pray to Heavenly Father to help me know the truth. I always felt like He was saying to me, "Cindy, you know the truth." I became very frustrated because I didn't know the truth and finally decided to give up trying. When I told my husband that I didn't want to try any more and that I didn't believe the church is true, he asked my to visit with a couple from our ward to see if they could help with my concerns. They were very gracious and gave me a book to read that changed my life. I was hung up on Joseph Smith being a prophet and translating the Book of Mormon. Two things helped to convince me: 1) a study of the writings of the Book of Mormon prove that the books were written by different authors (i.e. they were not written by Joseph Smith they were translated by him.) and 2) if Joseph Smith wasn't a prophet why wouldn't he admit it after going through such severe persecution. I asked to receive the discussions from the missionaries and, as I prayed about the scriptures they asked me to read, I finally received the assurance from the Holy Spirit that this is the true church. I was able to go to the temple and be sealed to my husband in 2007. Although we prayed with faith for him to be healed from cancer, he was called from this Earth in 2009. I thought I would never marry again but there were different plans for me. I knew that I needed to be married to a strong, priesthood holder and Heavenly Father led me to my current husband. I have learned the the heart has unlimited capacity for love. My walk with the Lord has blessed me immensely.

How I live my faith

I am in the presidency of our women's organization. My main responsibility is to organize our activities. We watch over all of the sisters in our ward. All of the sisters serve one another by providing meals in case of illness or new babies, by helping to care for the home when needed, by helping pack and clean when they are moving, etc. A member of the presidency teaches a lesson to the sisters once per month. We seek guidance from the Holy Spirit to know what subject would be meet our sisters' needs. We truly love our sisters and work to know the needs of each one of them at all times. Part of living my faith also includes how I treat everyone with whom I come into contact. No matter what kind of mood I am in, I should greet people with a smile and behave in a loving manner. I try to always be honest and trustworthy with everyone. I pray everyday that I can become more Christlike. I always stumble and fail but I get right back up and keep trying.