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Hi I'm Cynthia

I am a nurse, a mother, a doting grandmother and I am a Mormon.

About Me

I was born in Japan, into a military family. This gave me the opportunity to travel the world and gain a love of history and culture. I have just retired after 45 years of being a maternity nurse; a profession I believe is a calling rather than a job. I love to travel, read, garden and work on my family history. I am married and have two sons, two international daughers' in law and 4 adorable grandchildren. My husband and I are currently preparing to serve a mission as a senior missionary couple. We cannot wait to utilize the skills we were able to develop during our careers and years in the church to serve others.

Why I am a Mormon

I was raised in another faith and was always a religious child. However, in my early 20's, I started to question some of the doctrine I was being taught. I prayed to find a church that I felt had the answers to my questions. My husband and I were taking a tour of Temple Square in Salt Lake City while we were on vacation. Everything I heard during the tour, I felt that I already knew, but had never heard expressed before. We watched a film called man's search for happiness. It answers the questions Who am I? Where did I come from? Where am I going? At the end of the film, our tour guide testified to us that everything we had seen and heard was the truth. For me, the room filled with light and I knew he knew something I wanted to know. After we returned home, we called the missionaries, took the lessons, asked a million questions that they answered and we were baptized. That was 40 years ago. I know that I am a child of my Heavenly Father and that I can return to live with him someday. Living the gospel standards and serving in the church brings such peace and joy into your life. We have had to grow and stretch and accomplish things I never knew I was capable of doing, but we always have Heavenly Fathers help, if we but ask.

How I live my faith

My husband an I were both converted to the church in our mid twenties, after years of searching for a church that taught what Jesus taught while he was here on earth. Everyday since that day, I have tried to live the principles we have learned. I strive to learn how to follow Jesus's example by living lives that will lead me back to our father in heaven. I have served in many of the Church organizations, both in leadership roles and in teaching positions. Each of these callings have taught me about service, prayer and the need to rely on the spirit for inspiration to know what I need to do and how to serve those entrusted into my care.