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Hi I'm Lynn

I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I spent my early childhood in a community area where the economy depended on coal mining and railroading. When I was thirteen my father bought a small dairy farm (about 15 cows). The teenage years and beyond were spent milking cows, delivering milk, and doing farm chores. After high school I attended Junior College and worked during the summers on cement crews or as section hand on a railroad and continued with the farm chores. At a State University I obtained B.S. and M.S. degrees in Agronomy and Soil Science. At the university I found the sweetheart of my life and we ventured on to another university to work on a Ph.D. degree in Soil Science. The next forty years I spent as a Research Soil Scientist with the Agricultural Research Service studying soil nitrogen transformations, nitrogen uptake and efficient use by plants, and nitrogen losses to the atmosphere. During those forty plus years my wife and I have raised four children and now, during my retirement years, we are able to enjoy 15 grandchildren and one great grandchild. I enjoy fishing and gardening.

Why I am a Mormon

I was raised without any religious training or knowledge, though I was aware of moral values and believed there was a purpose in life. At the university I met a recently returned LDS missionary who encouraged me to read the Bible and the Book of Mormon. That knowledge brought a conversion to the LDS faith, and real purpose to my life. I believe there is a Heavenly Father who created the earth by His son, Jesus Christ for His own purpose which is to bring to pass the immortality and eternal life of man. The earth was created to give to the spirits God had created a mortal body and mortal experiences, and to see if we would be obedient to God's commandments. Part of the plan consisted of the atonement of Jesus Christ which brings to pass the resurrection of all mortals with a new perfected body of flesh and bones. The Savior also took upon Himself all of our sorrows and tribulations as well as all of our sins if we will but learn to repent and change.

How I live my faith

During the half century that I have been a Mormon, I have enjoyed the fellowship of the saints attending meetings regularly. I have used the priesthood to bless the sick, my family, and my home teaching families. I have been called to many official positions and teaching assignments. I also have enjoyed doing genealogical research, getting to know the sacrifices of my ancestors.