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Hi I'm Linda

I grew up in Southern California. I love my Savior, Jesus Christ. I am a Mormon.

About Me

I am a recently widowed stay-at-home mom of four. I like to read, swim, and bike along the river. I served an LDS mission from '88-'89 in Michigan.

Why I am a Mormon

I was introduced to the LDS church at a young age, my parents being members at the time of my birth. Though my parents stopped attending the church, my siblings kept going and took me with them. I learned so many things about the gospel, the nature of God, and my place in His plan. I learned that I was a valued child of a loving Heavenly Father and that I had a purpose. I always felt comfortable at church and knew I was loved and watched over by my leaders and other caring members. As I Iearned and prayed about what I was being taught, I felt at peace and gained a knowledge by the Holy Spirit that what I was learning was true. That knowledge was strenthened as I put those teachings into practice in my everyday life. True happiness and joy come from living the principles of the gospel that I have been taught. Life is rarely easy, but the gospel of Jesus Christ is a life preserver in troubled times and is a light that shines through the darkness. It gives peace and hope and gives me to strenth to persevere no matter what comes my way.

How I live my faith

Jesus Christ is the greatest example of how to live a good life. I try to follow Him and do the things that He did. I try to look for opportunities to serve and help others wherever I go. I try to love them as He does. I pray and study His word so that I can be more like Him. As I do these things, I feel love, joy and peace in my heart. That feeling is worth any sacrifice of my time or energy. I am very actively involved in our local congregation. I attend church with my children every Sunday and go to other various meetings during the week. I'm currently on the Relief Society activities committee which plans and carries out activities for all women 18+ in our congregation. Everyone, member or non-member is welcome!

What is being a Mormon like?

It is like being a member of a very big family. We all look out for each other and help each other. We also teach and encourage each other. The church has a lay ministry, so we all take turns speaking in church and giving prayers, and we all have callings to teach or serve in some way. It is a church that keeps its members actively engaged in learning and living the gospel and gives so many opportunities to learn and to grow. Show more Show less

Can a husband and wife be together forever? Do Mormons believe that families will live together in heaven?

Yes! In the temple, worthy members of the church receive sacred ordinances, including those that bind husband and wife together for eternity, as well as join children and parents ( Malachi 4:5). As a recent widow, this knowledge brings such comfort to me as well as to my children, who know that we will all be together again someday. Show more Show less

What are Mormon church services like? Are visitors allowed at church meetings? Can I attend church?

We love to have visitors at church! Sacrament meeting lasts for about and hour and 15 minutes. This is where we take the sacrament bread and water instead of wine, listen to speakers that expound gospel topics and sing hymns. There is also Sunday School for an hour where we study scriptures and how we can apply their teachings into our daily lives. Lastly, the men and teenage boys go to Priesthood to learn their duties to God, during the same time that women go to Relief Society, teenage girls go to Young Women meetings, and children go to Primary to learn the gospel in fun and engaging ways. Show more Show less