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Hi I'm Cynthia

I grew in a strong LDS home. I am a single mom, a scholar and I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I am a mother of two beautiful children. I recently finished my Masters degree in family and human development. I enjoy helping people, and listening to others stories. I also love to garden and spend time outdoors, and creating things (good food, useful crafts, quilts, beautiful rooms in a home, etc.)

Why I am a Mormon

I grew up in the church. I never questioned what I was taught. I remember one night when I was a teenager, I looked up at the stars in the sky. I knew in that moment that Heavenly Father created all the beauty in this earth, because he loves me! That is when I began to develop my own faith, instead of only trusting in my parents teaching. I knew it was true for myself. s I've matured, I've come to rely on faith for many things. I've followed promoting, and have been blessed by doing Heavenly Fathers will. I've learned that Heavenly Fathers timing is perfect. He knows what we need, and he will guide us, if we just listen and obey. Through trials, I've learned He will some times let us struggle, so we can learn and grow, but he will never leave us alone. I know He answers prayers. Sometimes the answer is "yes", sometimes the answer is "no". Sometimes we feel prayers are not answered the way we want them to be, but in those times, I can look back and see that those unanswered prayers have been a blessing (because what I wanted was not the best thing for me). My mother passed away a couple years ago. I miss her every day. But, because we were sealed as a family, I know I will be with her again. I'm grateful for those eternal ties to our loved ones. I am sealed to my children, and my siblings and father. We will be a family, even after death, if we live worthy of that blessing. I've seen many miracles. There have been times when people I love have been ill, and they have recovered. I've worried about having my temporal needs met, and have seen miracles occur to give me all that I need. I've had people show up at my door, or call me when I needed help. Miracles happen every day. When we are grateful for the things we have been given, more blessings come. When I've encountered great difficulties, I've been given strength beyond my own capacity to be able to endure. The atonement can strengthen us, and help us to become better.

How I live my faith

I've had many opportunities to serve in the church others through simple things such as bring a meal to someone, giving encouragement, or just being an example to others. I've also been able to serve through leadership responsibilities where I have initiate, delegated, and motivated others to give and serve those who are less fortunate. I am humbled to see others give so selflessly of their time and talents. My most important role is to be a mother. Being a mom is some times undervalued. I know that teaching my children to love the Savior, and to have strong testimonies is the greatest thing I can give them. When my children love reading the scriptures, and I see how they are growing strong in faith, and learn to become better, it brings me greater happiness than anything else in this world. I am often amazed by how strong their testimonies are.

What is the purpose of the welfare services of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints?

I've been able to see the welfare system in action. I received assistance in searching for employment at the LDS employment center. I was able to help others to find jobs, and help to inspire others and gave encouragement. I've also had opportunity to work for Deseret Industries for a short time. Having an income through the welfare program helped me immensely, and as a result I was able to take care of my temporal needs. On one occasion I received food from the welfare system. All of these programs are ran by volunteers. Many farms produce food for people who are struggling (run by volunteers). The welfare system is set up to help people who can not meet their needs. The church welfare system helps people to become more self reliant by teaching them how to meet their needs. Show more Show less