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Hi I'm Lynn Falslev

I am the father of five awesome kids. I work as a cost accountant for the U. S. Air Force. I love being a Utah Mormon.

About Me

Raised as one of nine siblings on a small dairy farm in Cache Valley, finding time alone to ponder life and the scriptures required forethought and discipline. As a 12 year old boy, I would get up 30 minutes before I was needed on the farm to read the Book of Mormon. Now over 40 years later that is still the foundation of my knowledge that Jesus Christ is the Son of God who gave his life to fulfill our Father's wish for us to return to live with him. I know that God cares about each and every soul, and always has. The Old Testament tells many stories of men who found the true and living God by their obedience to his laws. I love the Christmas cliche that wise men still seek him. Please be wise and find your peace. It can be found by reading the Book of Mormon. I guarantee if you read and pray sincerely, you will be glad you did.

Why I am a Mormon

I believe humility is perhaps the most elusive of all virtues; just when you think you have it, you have lost it. Many religions hold themselves to be the only true way. My experience has been that all people have good in them, but it is easier to see in those who seek to grow the good. Mahatma Gandhi, Mother Teresa. and Martin Luther King are but a few of the valiant and virtuous we can hold as role models. Because every person seeks their goodness, I believe every faith has truth and goodness in it. Paul admonished us to prove all things, and to hold fast to that which is good. The Savior taught us that by their fruits you shall now them. I am a Mormon because the gospel of Jesus Christ, as understood by the devout mormon, contains the key to all truth and knowledge by learning to rely upon the Holy Ghost, the second comforter which Christ promised. Not only is the gospel as found in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints beautiful, simple, and complete, it is immensely satisfying both spiritually, intellectually, and emotionally. By obedience to the gospel and focusing on serving others, who are often less fortunate than myself, I learn gratitude for all God has blessed me with and find the tranquility, peace, and happiness that gives purpose and meaning to my life. On my desk at work I have a "refrigerator magnet" which simply says, "Grow People". As a Mormon that is the seed of eternal happiness. By growing the confidence of the truth in those we associate with in life, we build relationships which will never end. I am a Mormon because, while I have found nuggets of truth in other philosophies and faiths; I have found none to compare with the fulness of the Gospel of Jesus Christ, with His priesthood powering the temple ordinances that are able to bind in heaven as on earth. I am grateful for a Father who loves us enough to provide for our eternal happiness. I feel the only the Mormons provide the full measure of this happiness.

How I live my faith

Often when church leaders become acquainted with you and learn your talents and interests, they provide opportunities for you to grow those talents through service. I served in finance roles in the Clinton 6th and Sunset Utah Stake. There are many opportunities to serve in the church, community, nation, and world. As Jesus Christ taught his disciples while in mortality, his gospel is focused on helping yourself grow through serving and sharing your testimony with others. Many religions are missionary oriented, taking upon Christ's charge to gather in His name. The gospel and the priesthood were not given for self indulgence, but to bless the lives of our families, friends, and neighbors. I pray that when my life is weighed in the balance, I will be found to be profitable in his service.

What do Mormons believe concerning the doctrine of grace?

Lynn Falslev
In the Book of Mormon, Nephi also taught "for we know that it is by grace that we are saved, after all we can do." (2 Nephi 25:23). While nobody besides Christ is perfect, we must overcome our natural desires, appetites, and passions to become like Christ. Faith is a principle of power, which we must act on to make Christ's atonement and grace effective in our lives. The first steps are repentance and baptism. In the baptismal covenant we take upon ourselves the name of Christ and become true disciples. By following in his footsteps, we become more like him with every step. If we merely express our belief in words, we develop very little of the spiritual growth and strength of character we need to be Christlike. We need to act on our faith to overcome our weaknesses, to emulate Christ, and to gain the knowledge we need to invoke his grace. Show more Show less