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Hi I'm Cindy

I was born and raised in California. I am married with 4 grown children and 10 grandchildren.

About Me

I am currently working part time as a demo specialist for a natural foods company. I demo at stores such as Whole Foods Markets etc. I enjoy it very much as I am very interested in eating healthy. When our children were growing up I was a stay-at-home mom for most of the growing years. I worked part time as a computer teacher for elementary school which allowed me to be home when my kids were home. Later I became a Real Estate Agent and worked for a new home builder for quite a few years. I have worked with my husband in his law office for a short time. Now I am demoing and enjoying a flexible schedule which I am able to make for myself.

Why I am a Mormon

I am a convert to the church. I was raised Catholic. I attended Catholic school but still felt that there was something missing which I could not identify. When my husband and I were newly married we both felt that there was more to this life than what either one of us had learned from out families growing up. My husband was raised Lutheran. We talked about our two religions but didn't really feel that they filled us spiritually. About this time we came to know another young couple who lived near to us. We felt that they were a very nice couple. One weekend we had an old friend come for a visit. My husband and I had attended school together so we had mutual friends from before we were married. This friend had joined a church since we knew him in school and we were very intrigued with learning more of his church. While asking questions of his religion and his reasons for joining we became aware that he really didn't know as much about his religion but had many reasons why other churches were bad or wrong. He listed many churches and one he mentioned was the (Mormon) Church. We listened but came away from the visit more confused that ever. Not long after while I was talking with our new neighbor friends. In our conversation I learned that they were of the Mormon faith. I was somewhat surprised especially after our recent experience with our old friend and all the awful things he said of the Mormon Church. So I took the opportunity to ask some questions about their beliefs and practices and was soooo impressed with their knowledge and the seeming joy they felt in sharing it. As we got to know them better we became very impressed how they lived and the kindness which they showed each other. We aggreed to take the missionary lessons and were baptized soon after. This has been one of the greatest decisions we have made in our now more than 40 years of marriage. We have been ever blessed by a loving Heavenly Father.

How I live my faith

I have served as a school board member which was very interesting as I learned about government on a small scale. I felt I was serving our community for the benefit of our childrens education. This experience allowed me to utilize experience I have gleened over the years serving in the church with various responsibilites. I have been president over a childrens organization. We planned Sunday lessons and mentored teachers. I have taught adults how to teach, prepare and give talks or presentations to groups of people. I have organized large events which included food preparation, entertainment and managed the entire financial budget for the event. I am currently responsible for over 150 women and their welfare. It gives me great pleasure to be able to use skills that I have for the benefit of women and often their families.

Are Mormons Christians?

Cindy
This common missunderstanding has always amazed me in how anyone could question the central, most important person of our faith which is Jesus Christ. Yes we rever Joseph Smith as a Prophet such as those of Old Testament times did of Abraham, Isaac, Jacob and Moses. Joseph Smith was the person whom the Lord chose to restore his church but our faith, hope and salvation rely solely in our Heavenly Father, his Son Jesus Christ and Holy Ghost. This is evident in the very name of our Church. Then Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. This is the doctrine upon which everything in our church is based. The Book of Mormon is another testament of Jesus Christ and none other. I hope that you will test this for yourself as I did and I know that you will learn the truth of what I say. Show more Show less