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Hi I'm BRENDA ANN GINTHER

I became a member of the true church on February 13th, 1994.

About Me

I am a Pianist for the Lock Haven Branch and am on the Primary Board. I have been a Stake missionary, cub scout leader, and helped out as pianist for many of the organizations in our church as well as a choir member. My husband and I had owned several businesses, in which my primary career is sales and customer service. I have two boys that are inactive and a non member husband. We love the outdoors, and are living the empty nest syndrome. I am the only Mormon within my family and none want to hear about it or be associated with it.

Why I am a Mormon

I was taught to love God and appreciate the Bible stories as a little girl. Our family always prayed at meals and bedtime and went to church on Sundays but somehow I knew something was missing and I continued to search. After visiting and studying many other beliefs through my circle of friends, somehow I fell off the wagon and Heavenly Father found me through his servants the missionaries. I felt a magnetic pull to them right away and my brain just went haywire with questions and they had the answers. I couldn't put the Book of Mormon down as I read it. I didn't like all that I learned but I exercised faith, applied the teachings to my life and found peace and happiness. Suffering still comes my way, but I don't live in it, I live in the joy of serving and helping others and doing the best I can every day. Being a Mormon has taught me how to live the gospel in all areas of my life.

How I live my faith

I take my callings very seriously as my duty to God to help proclaim the gospel, perfect the saints, and redeem the dead. I find serving God through my callings to be very fulfilling, both spiritually and educationally. Helping others and being needed fills my self worth as an important child of God. Teaching others teaches me to live the gospel better each day and strengthens my testimony. I love living the gospel and knowing that it will bring me peace and happiness in the long run as oppose to instant gratification. It's not always easy, but worth it. Playing the piano helps others to feel the spirit and it is a talent the Lord gave me to use and so I do. I am not the best, but very useful in his plan.

What does Mormonism teach regarding baptism?

BRENDA ANN GINTHER
A child before the age of 8 is sinless and a loving Heavenly Father would not send a child which is so precious to him to hell. Once a child is of maturity to understand right from wrong, usually around the age of 8, is more appropriate for them to understand the decision and choice to become a member of God's family and follow Jesus example with full body emersion. Show more Show less