Hi I'm Linda
I have brought up my family and now I work with gifted elementary school children. I like to read, sew, play the guitar and sing folk songs. I am interested in my family history, and I have lots of photos, artifacts, and records of my ancestors.
Why I am a Mormon
My parents joined the church when I was a toddler. I grew up going to church and learning the gospel through the education programs of the church. I have always felt a sense of safety and belonging, and a deep sense of the "rightness" of the doctrines I have been taught. I was baptized a member of the church at age eight. As I became more mature, I consciously applied gospel teachings and found them to be sound. When I was attending college, I made a conscious, adult decision that I would continue to be a member of the church throughout my life. I looked around at my church friends and acquaintances, and I wanted to keep associating with these good people who lived clean, innocent lives of service. I have discovered that none of those people are without faults, but they are honestly striving to be their best, and doing so through true principles and real power. I want to cast my lot with those people, and be one of them. Although I have worked and volunteered with many good people, I have never yet found any other organization with which I can so unreservedly and completely identify, practice, and feel loyal to. That's why I am a Mormon.
How I live my faith
I attend church every Sunday, and some activities during the week also. Since I was fifteen years old, I have had a church responsibility, starting with teaching children in church classes. Throughout my life, I have worked with toddlers, children, youth, women, and adults. I am currently teaching a class of five-year-olds once a week about following Jesus Christ . Once per month another woman and I are responsible to visit with, and be of service to three other women in our congregation. I am sometimes asked to bring a meal to a new mother or a person who is sick, or to watch children for someone in need, or to help with children's church activities.