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Hi I'm Cinda

I love to hike, research family history, and spend time with my family. I love the Savior, and I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I grew up in the Willamette Valley in Oregon. I'm a wife, mom, and grandma. I love to hike in Oregon's amazing wilderness areas. I love researching family history, reading books, researching interesting topics, solving puzzles, and spending time with my family. I love associating with my Church Ward family; they are the best, most loving people I know. I teach the Gospel Essentials Sunday School class in my ward. I love to discuss the gospel of Jesus Christ and learn from the examples and testimonies of others. I'm a military veteran and proud citizen of the United States.

Why I am a Mormon

Since my earilest memory, I have always known that God the Father and Jesus Christ were real, living beings. My family met the Mormon missionaries and were taught the Gospel when I was eight years old. As I grew up in The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, I was strongly encouraged to pray to gain my own testimony that the things I was taught were true. This I did, and continue to do. Through the Holy Ghost, I have gained a strong testimony that Jesus is the Christ, the Son of God, the Only Begotten of the Father, and our personal Savior and Redeemer. I know that only through faith in Christ, obedience to His commandments, and service to our fellow beings can we find happiness and enduring peace in this life.

How I live my faith

I run a small day care in my home for babies and toddlers. Every day these little children remind me that even though we are all very different from each other we all have the same need for loving arms, listening ears, and patience. As I teach "my babies" about our beautiful world through play, music and engaging activities, I try to help them learn "when I obey I'm happy all day," "when I'm helping I'm happy," and "I am a child of God, who loves me and I love Him." Babies are pure love; it's not hard to feel close to God when surrounded by innocent, loving children.

What is The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints' attitude regarding homosexuality and same sex marriage?

Conceiving and bearing children is a sacred opportunity to partner with the Lord in providing physical bodies for His spirit children; therefore, God is very strict about the conditions under which His children should be brought to dwell on the earth. A key element of God's plan of happiness for His children is the law of chastity, which states: marriage is only between a man and a woman, and except within the bonds of marriage, no person will engage in sexual acts nor do anything to sexually arouse themselves or others. We do not know why some people feel same-sex attraction, but the law of chastity is not conditional. Every unmarried man or woman is expected to live a chaste lifestyle--whether or not they feel same-sex attraction. God is omniscient. He takes the well-being of His children very seriously, and He knows what is in our best interest. Sexual sin has more potential to cause misery and sorrow than any other broken commandment save murder. The world continues to disregard God's laws regarding sexual purity, and the result has been a dramatic increase in misery, disease, and broken and dysfunctional families. Show more Show less