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Hi I'm Lynda

I am an IT Project Manager and I am a Mormon. I spent my preschool years in North Las Vegas but grew up in Murray, Utah.

About Me

I am the oldest child in a family of three boys and two girls. My sister being the youngest and 4.5 years younger than me. Both of our parents worked, so we had to learn to help around the house doing chores that grew as we did. We were taught at a young age to always make our beds, put away our toys and clothes, and help around the house. As we we grew chores grew from helping to set the table and clear it to eventually making the dinner on our assigned night, this included Dad and the boys! No one was exempt in our house! By the time we left our home all of us, including my brothers, could cook, mend (that meant sew a hem, a button, iron on a patch to a uniform, etc.), take apart a stove or refrigerator and clean it thoroughly, mop and wax a floor, wash walls, and vacuum out a furnace. We could wash and dry our clothes and iron them also. We could pull off our bedding and make a hospital corner (or army corner) and fold the clean sheets neatly and stack them in the linen closet in their pillow cases before Martha Stewart got famous for it! My sister and I along with my brothers could pull weeds, mow a lawn, edge it and trim the bushes and trees. We could plant and tend a garden also. Before any of us could get or drive a car we had to prove we could change a tire and check the oil! My Dad would not let us on the road just to be stranded! It's funny that all my brothers had to teach their wives how to cook!

Why I am a Mormon

I have always wanted to be a member since I was a young child and couldn't wait until I turned 8 years old. The day I was to be baptized my mother would not let allow to go. To this day she has not told me the reason why she cancelled my baptism. My maternal grandmother told me to be patient and live like Jesus would want me to live and that someday I would become a member of His church. My Grandparents were wonderful people who lived the Gospel. Grandpa was a Bishop and honored his Priesthood and callings. Grandma held many callings also. They read to me from the scriptures and told me stories of my ancestors and of Joseph Smith. They taught me well the Gospel and how to live it and what a household of faith was supposed to feel like. They gave me hope for a life with the Gospel as the center. Finally, on a cold day in February 1971, I was baptized alongside my 4 siblings in the Salt Lake Tabernacle on Temple Square. My mother feeling remorse due to the death of my Grandfather and the fact that he never saw any of us baptized during his lifetime, had the stake missionaries come over and teach us the gospel and have us baptized and confirmed that evening. Grandma was there and I am sure Grandpa was there also. I have known since I was small that the Book of Mormon is true. I believe the Gospel is true. Therefore, I know to be a Mormon is the right thing to do. To live according to the doctrines of the Church is to be eternally happy. This is truth.

How I live my faith

I love participating in my ward by going to Sunday School and learning more of my Savior through studying the Gospel and gleaning new insights through others eyes and what they know. often their insight leads me to better understanding. I loved being able to teach the women from the conference talks from our church leaders. I also enjoy the outings when we go to see the BYU Fine Arts displays or Musical Performances in the area.

Does The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints endorse political parties?

No, We are given our agency to choose for ourselves candidates that hopefully endorse and/or support issues compatible to gospel standards. We are urged to be full participants in political, governmental and community affairs. Show more Show less