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Hi I'm Linda

I grew up in the mountains of California. I love life and my family! I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I have six amazing children and have loved being a stay at home mom most of their lives. I love my husband. He is kind, handsome and unselfish, and he amazes me every day! I occasionally work odd jobs from home or take on short term assignments. I enjoy hiking in the mountains, camping, visiting national parks, sewing, quilting, cooking, canning, painting, reading, going on dates with my husband and visiting our nations's capital. I love learning new skills, trying new recipes and taking classes. For me, life has been an adventure and it seems to get better every year!

Why I am a Mormon

I joined the church in high school. It has been almost 30 years. When I was taking the missionary lessons I remember the overwhelming feeling I had that my Heavenly Father loved me, that the Church wasn't just a "Mormon" Church, it was His Church. I asked Him if The Book of Mormon was true. The answer I received was undeniable. I didn't just believe it, I knew it. I am a Mormon because this is His Church and because it is here that I feel His love. It is here that I feel joy over and over again!

How I live my faith

I actively participate in my local ward (congregation). I teach a monthly lesson in Relief Society, our women's organization, on topics such as sacrifice or faith in Jesus Christ. I also am the director for Young Women Camp, a summer camp for girls aged 12 to 18. We prepare programs that teach new skills, wilderness survival, faith in God, leadership, and how to have good wholesome fun out in the middle of Heavenly Fathers beautiful creations. I also participate in the community by volunteering with our local theatre group painting sets, being involved in our children's education, participating in local service opportunities. I worked recently for the U.S. Census and the local elections office.

Why don’t Mormons drink coffee, tea, or alcohol? What is the Mormon Church’s law of health and proper diet?

We believe our bodies are sacred. They are Heavenly Father's crowning creation. We should treat our bodies like temples; holy places. We should refrain from eating, drinking or taking anything into our bodies that would harm them or inhibit our ability to perform to our potential. We should also do things that improve our health like exercise regularly, get plenty of sleep, and eat moderate amounts of good, wholesome food. Show more Show less

Can you tell me about Mormon customs: how you dress for church, what holidays you celebrate, etc.?

Sundays are sacred days for us, so in reverence for our Heavenly Father we love to dress in our best for church. Women and girls wear dresses, not too low cut, with sleeves long or short, and hems to the knees. Men and boys generally wear white shirts and ties with slacks. As for celebrating, we love to dance, sing and play, and we are really quite good at it. We love celebrating holidays like Thanksgiving (here in the United States), patriotic occasions, and even Halloween. We understand that Halloween was originally a pagan celebration. We don't celebrate the pagan rituals, but we love to dress up and participate in the clean fun of the modern tradition. We particularly love Christmas and Easter celebrations and try to focus our attention on our Savior Jesus Christ; his birth and resurrection. We give gifts in rememberance of his gift, the greatest gift of all. Show more Show less