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Hi I'm Cindi

I'm just a regular old grandma living in NE Florida, and I'm a Mormon.

About Me

My husband and I joined the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in 1976 after my friend Faye looked me up. We had one son then and went to the Washington temple with him the next year where we were all sealed for time and all eternity. Later, we had 2 more sons. Our family is what we live and work for every day. My other interests include gardening, knitting, and reading. I have taught seminary and institute for a number of years, so of course, I love the scriptures. I especially love teaching the Old Testament as it is so relevant to things happening in our day even though it is ancient scripture.

Why I am a Mormon

When I first investigated the Church, and the missionaries asked me to pray about it, I prayed to know that they were pulling my leg because I didn't think it couldn't possibly be true. I did, however, know that Heavenly Father would confirm it either way, so I trusted in Him to answer me. Obviously, His answer was that yes, indeed, it was true, and I was baptized very soon after that. I can't begin to explain how much the Church has meant in my life. I can't imagine having to rear my children without the help of the Holy Ghost who has constantly inspired me as a mother, wife, and grandmother. Personally, I have grown in leaps and bounds, and yet I know there is still so much more for me to learn. Every time I read the scriptures, something new jumps out at me. In fact, I keep a journal of the new things I learn in the scriptures each day. It is truly amazing that there is so much knowledge to be gained. I'd hate to be missing out on it! I have come to understand how important it is to gather those who are seeking Christ out of the world. I am grateful to have been called out of the world to assist in the latter-day gathering. We have a great work to accomplish before and after the Savior returns again.

How I live my faith

As the seminary teacher in our branch, my day begins each school day at 4:30 a.m. Our class begins at 6:10 at the church building with the high school-aged youth from our church unit. It has been a wonderful way to begin my day for many years now, and I don't know how I'd function without that jumpstart each day. We also have family scripture study each evening before we have family prayer. Each Sunday we attend our meetings at our local building, and this is very important to us as well. As I have studied the scriptures over the years, one thing I have come to understand better is the importance of the Sabbath Day. Besides being a time to unite with others who love the gospel as I do, it is more importantly a time when I can reflect on my actions during the previous week and contemplate on how I might do better. I am so grateful for the sacrament and our Savior's Atonement which provides me with the forgiveness I desperately need to progress. Each month my husband and I visit some of the other members. This "home teaching" helps us get to know each other better, and it also affords each member with an immediate help during a time of need. We love the families we visit so much. Some of them don't attend meetings regularly, but we still feel they are a part of our church community. Maybe someday they will feel the need to return to church activity, but whether they do or not, we still enjoy our fellowship with them each month.

What is the Word of Wisdom that Mormons talk about?

Cindi
It is a wonderful code of health that not only gives us an opportunity for increased health, but helps us to be more spiritual as well. Show more Show less

Why do Mormons baptize their new members?

Cindi
We believe we should all keep the commandment to be baptized as Christ taught while He was on the earth. Just as he traveled to be baptized by John the Baptist who had the authority to do so, so should we seek out someone with the authority to baptize us. Show more Show less