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Hi I'm Linda F.

I'm a daughter, a mother, a wife. I sew, and play piano. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I am 58, a native of Ohio. I am currently a Stay-At-Home mom, but I plan on going back to school now that my kids are grown. I have three adult children, and a husband. I like to sew, read, and play the piano. We are a "bi-racial" family, as my husband is from American Samoa. I love all kinds of music, and don't watch much television, but do like shows like "Dancing with the Stars" and "Project Runway". When I eventually go back to school, I am seriously considering becoming an American Sign Language interpreter/transliterator.

Why I am a Mormon

I was raised by goodly Christian parents, as a Protestant. I would read my Bible and went to Sunday School, Bible School, Confirmation classes, etc. And I just didn't see a lot of it as being TOTALLY Biblical. I had heard of the LDS church, but knew NOTHING about it, other than it was a Christian church. I had seen missionaries come to the store I worked at but they never said anything to me about the church. When I was 21, I left home to be on my own. I ran into an old friend who had joined the Mormons. She invited me to a Young Adult Family Home Evening, where I was introduced to the missionaries. I started taking the discussions and it hit me almost immediately, that I had found the most Biblical church! The Book of Mormon was a bonus. I had no problem accepting it as the word of God like the Bible, or Joseph Smith as a prophet. In fact, I was GLAD there were now living prophets! I was baptized two weeks later and I have NEVER regretted it! The more I read and study the Bible, and the Book of Mormon, the more I listen to the prophet and apostles, the more I sing the hymns, the more I work in the Bishop's storehouse, I KNOW that I am right where my Heavenly Father wants me to be! The true Church of Jesus Christ!

How I live my faith

I attend church every Sunday, of course. I was a part time service missionary working at the Bishop's Storehouse. I play piano and am secretary for our ward's Primary. We recently moved, and I'm in a new ward. I am a visiting teacher. I also enjoy going to our ward's sewing group every month.

What is a ward/stake/branch?

Linda F.
To make life a little easier, the Church divides us into wards, sort of like parishes in the Roman Catholic church. It's a specific geographical area, within a larger geographical area called a stake. A stake has several wards in it. Sort of like a diocese. I like this, because there is no confusion as to where you go to church, and unless you move, you go to your ward and you learn to get along with whomever is in your ward, rather than picking and choosing who you WANT to go to church with. Sometimes, there just isn't enough people in an area to form a ward, so they form a branch of another ward. (Sometimes, a branch is so small, it should be called a twig!) I've been in a branch before. Show more Show less

What are some things that tell you there is a God?

Linda F.
First, the hymn "How Great Thou Art" is such a powerful song about the existence of God. That nothing as complex and beautiful as this earth and everything in it could have just happened is just not fathomable. And this is also brought out in Psalms 139: 14 I will praise thee; for I am fearfully and wonderfully made: marvellous are thy works; and that my soul knoweth right well. Which is one of my favorite scripture verses. Show more Show less