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Hi I'm Linda

I am crippled, living with Lyme disease, yet I'm happy. I love my family, my faith, reading, writing, and music. And I'm a Mormon!

About Me

I was born and raised, and live in Utah—home of the Mormon pioneers. I graduated from Brigham Young University in Elementary Education, with a minor in Language Arts. I married my best friend in the beautiful, historic, Salt Lake Temple and together we have raised six children—one boy and five girls, including a set of twin girls. My husband and my children are everything to me and I am grateful we are an eternal family. My life's journey has presented me with unexpected, difficult health challenges, but I "choose" to be happy in spite of my circumstances. I know my Heavenly Father will fulfill His promised blessings to me someday.

Why I am a Mormon

Being a Mormon gives my life purpose and eternal meaning. I know "where I came from," "why I am here," and "where I am going" after this life. I know life does not end with the death of our mortal bodies. The Gospel of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints has helped me understand my Divine nature and worth in His Kingdom, as a daughter of God. His plan for our lives is a Plan of Happiness. My testimony and faith in my Savior's plan gives me the strength and courage to face life's challenges with joy and hope. I bear testimony that this Church is true. I know our Savior, Jesus Christ, lived upon this earth, suffered, and died for our sins, so that we might live again. I know the Book of Mormon is true and that Joseph Smith was a divine prophet, called of God. I know President Thomas S. Monson is our modern day prophet on earth today. The Gospel of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints brings hope and peace in a world of increasing uncertainty. With His help we can resist temptation, stand up for truth and righteousness, and live forever with our families in His abiding love.

How I live my faith

Working as a volunteer in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints has given me spiritual roots and the courage to endure life's difficult challenges. Some of my favorite callings have been working with the young women of the Church and teaching the primary age children. Being a member of the Church is like being a member of a large family of loving brothers and sisters—surrounded by people who truly care about you and come to your aid in times of need. No one is exempt from the storms of life, but together we can build His Kingdom here on earth and live with Him again someday.

Do Mormons only help Mormons?

As members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints we believe in helping everyone in need, no matter who they are, or what they believe. "We believe in being honest, true, chaste, benevolent, virtuous, and in doing good to all men" (13th Article of Faith). The LDS Church has given assistance to countless people and countries in need, helping them put their lives back together after they have experienced devastating loss from natural disasters. Members of the Church donate generously to the Church's humanitarian efforts. Joseph Smith himself taught that we are "to feed the hungry, to clothe the naked, to provide for the widow, to dry up the tear of the orphan, to comfort the afflicted, whether in this church, or in any other, or in no church at all." Show more Show less

What do Mormons believe about “eternal life?”

As members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, we believe that “Families Are Forever.” We believe we are all sisters and brothers—sons and daughters, of a loving Father and Mother in Heaven. We believe that after we are resurrected we will be judged and rewarded for the things we have done in this life (see Revelation 20:12,13). I am grateful for the knowledge that I will be reunited again with my parents and grandparents who have gone before me. I know that I will be with my beloved sister and brother, my sister-in-law, and my nephew, who all left this world too young. What a glorious family reunion will take place when we meet again! I also know, that because of me, my ancestors—who didn't have the opportunity to know of the Gospel of Jesus Christ when they lived on earth, can have those saving ordinances performed here in one of God's Temples. I am so grateful for the blessing of eternal life, knowing that if I live worthily, I will be able to be together with my family forever in His love. Show more Show less