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Hi I'm Lynn K. Severinsen

I'm a wife, mother, grandmother, friend, writer, cook, scout leader, piano teacher, retired records clerk, and I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I have gone by the nick-name Launie since I was a counselor at girls camp when I was 16. It stuck. By the time I met my husband, Lynn, I was used to Launie so I just kept using it. My husband and I have been married for 42 years. We have 4 children, all of whom are grown and have children of their own. During all the years of being wife and mother, scout leader, piano teacher, records clerk and member of the Church or Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints I have taken time to write. No, nothing professional, but little poems and essays for friends and family. I even tried my hand at writing some simple tunes from time to time. I have been active as a cub scout leader for many years, on the den, pack, district, and council levels and have a husband and two sons who are Eagle Scouts. Our grandson is now working toward his Eagle rank. Our other two grandsons are proud Cub Scouts. I received both the District Award of Merit and the Silver Beaver awards. I have always filled callings in the church along with the scouting and have worked in the Young Women Program and with their girls camp program, the women's organization, Relief Society, the organization for children, Primary and have lead music both in Primary and our worship service, Sacrament Meeting. Since retirement I have enjoyed traveling with my husband and tending and playing with our grandchildren, reading and writing. I have also taken some classes at the Senior Center in our community and enjoyed them very much.

Why I am a Mormon

I have said at times that even if I didn't believe the gospel was true I would want to be a member of the church because it teaches us how to be good followers of Christ and gives us opportunities to learn how to do so many good things. It helped us to teach the children good habits, standards and helped them to find good friends as they were growing up. The great blessing is that this is how my parents raised me and as I grew up involved in the activities of the church I was also taught to study the Bible and Book of Mormon and was able to obtain a testimony of the truthfulness of the gospel of Jesus Christ and a great desire to live my life in the way He taught. I do know that if anyone has a desire to know the truth they can take the challenge of the Prophet Moroni in the last book of the Book of Mormon. He said, "And when ye shall receive these things, I would exhort you that ye would ask God, the Eternal Father, in the name of Christ if these things are not true; and if ye shall ask with a sincere heart, with real intent, having faith in Christ, he will manifest the truth of it unto you, by the power of the Holy Ghost. And by the power of the Holy Ghost ye may know the truth of all things." Moroni 10:4-5 I took this challenge and prayed to ask Father in Heaven if the things I read in the Book of Mormon were true and I did receive an answer, from the Holy Ghost by the feelings in my heart. I know the gospel as Jesus Christ taught it has been restored to the earth and I have been blessed by living it. I know the lives of all can be blessed in the same way.

How I live my faith

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints is the name of our church and Jesus Christ is at the center of our belief system too. As a member of the church I have tried always to serve when called to do so by church leaders and to serve where I see needs in the lives of those around me even when no one asks. Being a good example of Christ like attitudes has been important to me. Being a true friend to my friends has been important to me as well. All are children of our Father in Heaven so we are brothers and sisters in a spiritual way. I have tried always to remember that as during my life. I tried to be a good mother and to teach our children to love one another and be kind to each other. We took them to church so they would learn that they are children of a Father in Heaven who loves them. Participating in Primary gave them the opportunity to experience participation in programs, presentations, little talks and prayers, so that when grew older they were not be fearful to participate. In Relief Society, the womens organization of the church, compassionate service is taught. We follow the Savior as we strive to see and fill the needs of those around us. We visit neignborhood women each month to encourage and help them where there is a need. (Visiting Teaching) Now I am living my faith by leaving home and family, with my husband, to fulfill a call from the church to invite others to come unto Christ and feel the blessings of His restored priesthood in their lives.