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Hi I'm Cindee

I'm a wife, a mother of five, a daughter and a sister. I'm happy to be a Mormon.

About Me

I was born and raised in Utah. Happily married for nearly 23 years to a wonderful man, we are the parents of five children who keep us busy as we try to support them in their interests. I worked for several years at a software company before deciding to quit my job so I could be more involved in my children's lives (one of the best decisions I've ever made). I like to create digital scrapbooks of our family adventures and I also enjoy papercrafting - making cards, scrapbooks, etc.

Why I am a Mormon

I was born into a Latter-Day-Saint family, but my parents did not actively participate in church meetings. I chose to attend church with my best friend and her family, who I will forever be grateful to. Through many years of sporadic church attendance and searching, I was able to find out for myself the great happiness that comes from living the principles of the gospel. The power that comes from making covenants with Heavenly Father and then living to keep those covenants cannot be adequately expressed. I am eternally grateful to a Heavenly Father who allows us the agency to make choices and to learn from them, but also provides a way for us to repent and be clean again when those choices lead us away from Him. The guidance and direction and purpose that I have in my life as a result of being an active member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints is priceless to me.

How I live my faith

My current calling or responsibility in the church is serving as a Stake Young Women's president. Working with these approximately 250 young women is a joy - the youth of this generation are amazing and they inspire me continually. I also have the privilege of serving with their fabulous leaders, who strive continually to help the young women learn and grow in the gospel. What a tremendous responsibility is ours as parents and church leaders to help these dear daughters of God gain a testimony of their own, so they may progress along the path that will lead them back to Heavenly Father. I have been a visiting teacher for many years, and love those who I have the opportunity to visit each month. Dear friendships have developed as we have served one another and shared our testimonies of gospel principles. I also serve regularly in the temple, volunteering as a worker there and also performing ordinances for others who died without the opportunity to perform those ordinances for themselves. The joy that is felt in the house of the Lord is immeasurable, and I find such comfort knowing that I can find peace in the temple, no matter how chaotic or dark the world may seem at times. I try to continually develop my testimony through daily practices of prayer and scripture study. The scriptures are a source of tremendous strength and while I am not always as consistent in my study as I would like to be, I know that answers to all of life's questions can be found in the scriptures if we open our minds and hearts to find them. I also know through personal experience that the ability we have been given to communicate with God through prayer is an amazing gift - one that provides personal revelation that I rely upon so much in my life as a wife and mother.

Why is family so important to Mormons?

Cindee
The family is important to Mormons because the family is so vitally important to God. He has based His eternal plan of happiness on the organization of the family and the opportunity that families have to be together not only in this life, but in the life to come. What greater hope can we have than to know that we can live together once our time on this earth is over, not only with our Heavenly Father, but with those family members who we know and love on this earth, and also those who have gone before and those who will follow after us. Show more Show less