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Hi I'm Linda

I'm a Mom, Grandma, and I'm a Mormon

About Me

I have been a member all of my life. I was raised in a very strong family with parents which loved one another and their children. I was raised #3 of 7. I am now a mother of 5 boys! My own basketball team. They are all so different and age range as well. I went to college but didn't get my degree yet...... I love to cook, garden, golf and snow ski when I am around it. I live in deep sount now, not many mountains here! I have been fortunate to work on a group of films for a film company in which we did the documentary films on all of the Presidents of the church who have passed on. It was the most fascinating job to have had a close up opportunity into the way they lived their lives, their trials and their blessings. I believe this has strengthen my testimony greatly!

Why I am a Mormon

I was fortunate to be raised a mormon and my family came from England by way of New Zealand and up to San Francisco and over to Utah from California. I was raised in a family which living the gospel was very important to my parents. My father served a mission which because he did serve both of my brothers did as well. I was lucky, there was a lot of love in my family growing up and as a child I thought all homes were like mine, I find out our fortunate I really was. We had a lot of fun in our home too. I want to be able to follow Christ's example in my own life and do the very best I can each and everyday. In fact I pray each day that God will give me a chance to be of service to someone that day and everyday... It's important for me to focus on God's children and not myself. To teach my boys the same principal. Through challenges it helps me to be see the worth of what I am going through by staying close to God.

How I live my faith

I start everyday with prayer and scripture study even a 15-30 min. it gives so much strength for the day ahead. I attend church weekly and am very involved with the children in teaching and guiding them in various activities and classtime. This year they are learning all about Christ's life and the New Testament. On Sunday evenings there is a study group which we get together and discuss and help those new members about the scriptures and the Book of Mormon. I love to go. Try to be the best example each day and to do better then the day before.

Do Mormons practice polygamy?

We get asked this question a lot or assumed that Mormons practice polygamy. We do not. Back in the early days of the church when the pioneers were coming across the plains. So many of the men and older boys had been killed. Leaving the women to try to take care of everything themselves which they couldn't. So the Church to help the widows in the church, Called some men to take these women who had been widowed give them a home to raise their children in and to be able to look after and care for them too. It was for a short time and it ended in 1890 when Wilford Woodruff was the President. There was to be no more polygamy in the church. Now if men had continued to practice it was against the teachings of the church. Show more Show less