What Is a Church Community?
Loading.....

The video player could not be built.

Do you want to chat with a missionary?

We are happy to answer any questions you may have. Start a chat or call us at 1-888-537-6600.

Hi I'm Lynn

I work with elderly people and programs to help them stay at home. I'm a social worker with a business degree. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I'm a father of 4 children and have been involved in their growing up, attending many daddy-daughter dances, and Boy Scout camps. Although a father's role is to provide for his family as I go to work every day, I really enjoy being with my family: making a zip-line, playing ultimate frisbee in the park, and cooking with my wife. One of my favorite leisure activities is to create home videos from our family pictures, culminating in a year end DVD.

Why I am a Mormon

Four years ago, my wife of 20 years contracted a rare terminal brain disease (CJD). For a year an a half, I had the great blessing of caring for her needs and it was a special time for me. Because of the Gospel of Jesus Christ, I knew the bigger picture and could see past the struggles, grief and pain. I know the purpose of life is to find the joy, opportunity, and love that can be found on earth. Our Father in Heaven knows us and strengthens us when we go to him in prayer. What could have been a debilitating, depressing time in my life instead helped me see the blessings I had in family, faith and friendship. My job at work was eliminated 3 weeks before my wife died. I got to spend that time being with her for her final days. It also inspired me to make a change and move cross country closer to my brother. I sold the house in 4 days, packed up and moved to Washington State to live with my brother and his family of 7. I see the hand of God working in my life as I got a new job exactly 6 months after being laid off (the day medical insurance expired.) A year later, I married the woman that I had been volunteering with at the church single adult program. The following year, we moved into our new home. I feel the impact of righteous living, and having a knowledge of the purpose of life. It keeps me going, and keeps me happy!

How I live my faith

Living my faith is more than just going to church. It means participating in Sunday school classes, visiting other people who aren't able to get out, or lending a hand when someone needs firewood cut. It means living a life doing things that I picture Jesus did.