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Hi I'm Lynne Jenkins Oldham

I'm a wife, mom, and Mormon who loves to stay busy through learning, the outdoors, and finding and seeking opportunities!

About Me

I have long postponed creating a Mormon.org profile because I felt there was nothing that set me apart or made me unique as a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints: I was born and raised in Utah, attended Brigham Young University, married in the Salt Lake City Temple, and currently have a one-year old little boy. I, to say the least, often felt I was nothing more than a typical Mormon therefore, what could I have to offer?

Why I am a Mormon

Often people mistakenly assume that if you are born and raised in the Church you have no need to be "converted" because you were already so easily given the truth. However, this was not and is not the case for me as I suppose it is not for many others. I always believed the Church was true, but one day I knew the Church was true. I was a senior in high school and I was going through an especially difficult time (my first "love" and steady boyfriend through high school had broken my heart blah blah blah. I clearly survived;) More so, I was going off to college soon. My friends, school, position, and goals were all blurring before my eyes and were about to change. Fortunately these difficult, lonely, and confusing times encouraged me to turn and rely on my Savior. I remember constantly praying to Him and constantly turning to Him for peace and comfort. Many times I felt as though my prayers went unanswered: I still felt awful and alone. Slowly, my eyes begin to open to the miracles of my Heavenly Father. He could not take away the pain or trial because I had many valuable lessons and experiences to learn from it. Instead, He eased my burden by giving me strength and sending many wonderful people in my life to support me. After months, I still struggled with loneliness and fear, but I also knew I was being watched over and in time things would get better. One day I was simply driving home from school when it dawned on me, Jesus Christ lives and He loves me. It wasn't a belief, it was a fact and I knew it as simple as that. My conversion experience may not be as miraculous as some, but it is important to remember that the Lord often works through small and simple means. Whether you receive a vision or a moment of clarity it all leads to the same end: hope, faith, joy, and love rooted in truth and support of the Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ.

How I live my faith

After years of waiting, it has finally dawned on me that being normal is not a shortcoming, but a great blessing. I am just like you. I have trials, weaknesses, hopes, dreams, fears, and doubts. However, one major thing makes all the difference in my life--my faith in the Savior, Jesus Christ. This year, my husband and I moved to California for a job opportunity. I was a new mom, I had no family in the area, I left many opportunities behind, and I felt as though I was without friends. After living most of my life in Utah County it was a big change to say the least. If it were not for my constant prayers to my Heavenly Father as well as my continued trust in Him this could’ve wounded my testimony. Nonetheless, it did just the opposite. By relying on Him and witnessing my many prayers be answered, my testimony, character, and happiness has strengthened.