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Hi I'm Michelle Lynn

I grew up in California. I love watermelon and sunshine. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I am a mom of a very curious, active, and goofy 1-year-old. Before my little one was born, I taught 2nd graders for two years, and I have the greatest admiration for good teachers! My husband and I live a long way from either of our parents, but we enjoy traveling to visit them. I love tickling my little one and my husband, reading, playing outside, playing the piano, and spending time with friends and family.

Why I am a Mormon

I suppose I started as a member of the LDS church because my parents, grandparents, and most of my great grandparents are members. As my parents taught me to pray and to read the scriptures, including the Bible and the Book of Mormon, I began to feel the power of my Savior's love. I learned that He is real, that He lives, and that He cares very deeply for me. I love my Savior, and I know that the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints is the church that He organized. I want to do all I can to serve Him because I love Him. I love the Book of Mormon. I find that as I read it each day, it strengthens me to be a better wife and mother. It also helps me stay centered and anchored when opinions and influences of the world can be so confusing.

How I live my faith

At church, I play the piano during the Sunday meeting for women, which is called Relief Society. I am grateful for the other women who help watch my little one so I can provide the music. I also help plan events, such as women's conference and clothing exchanges, which help meet spiritual and physical needs of the women of several congregations. Each month, I visit several women in my own congregation. They have become my friends, and I want to make sure they are taken care of. I always visit these women with another woman in my congregation. Together, we pray for the women we visit and we pray with the women we visit. We like to share experiences and advice about our marriages and our mothering experiences. We laugh together and cry together. I feel grateful to be able to visit these sisters and empowered by the friendships I've developed.

Why do Mormons perform baptisms for the dead?

Michelle Lynn
We believe that baptism is a saving ordinance. This means that it is required for every person, except children under the age of 8, to be baptized for them to live with Heavenly Father and Jesus Christ after death. We want to give everyone who has died this opportunity. Every person who is baptized by proxy will chose whether or not they want the baptism to go into effect. Baptism for those who are dead is like giving a person a ticket: the person who received the ticket can chose whether or not to use it. Show more Show less

What are Mormon women like? Do Mormons believe in equality of men and women?

Michelle Lynn
Mormon women come in all shapes and sizes. We all have different talents and weaknesses. Some of us are practical, fashionable, athletic, amazing cooks, organized, artistic, public speakers, shy, musical, etc. We are all different, but I believe we each try to be the very best we can and make our own world a better place to be. We believe that men and women are absolutely equal, but they are not the same. We have different responsibilities and talents. We hope that men and women will each find joy in their own roles. Show more Show less