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Hi I'm Linda

I live in the mid-west, have five children, and just love to laugh. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I love to read and to learn. I think that beside Church activities my other favorite place to go is the public library. I have been married to the same man for 25+ years and together we have had five children. Some of the most precious moments of my life have been spent with them, laughing and remembering things that we have done as a family. I think that it is with family that you truely find out what you are made of as you deal with things both good and bad together.

Why I am a Mormon

As a child I had a deep feeling that somehow what we did mattered to God. I attended a local Protestant church in our community as a small girl and loved learning Bible stories and listening to the minister. I could never understand why so many elderly patrons fell alseep when the message was so interesting to me. As a teenager I attended Bible retreats with a high school friend. They were up lifting and it was while at one of those that I had my first experience with feeling the whisperings of the spirit. I felt at peace, full of joy and light. It was wonderful, but after a few days of returning home that feeling left. After graduating from high school this same friend and her family attended a week long retreat in Colorado and I was invited to come along. The experience left me with many questions about how to make my relationship with God more meaningful. I returned home expressing concerns, questions and some of the doctrines that I had learned to my mother who listened patiently. The fall after graduating I moved away to attend college. Back at home a friend of my mother's who was a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints came to visit her and to introduce her to his new wife. She told him that I was away at school and had many questions concerning God. He had a brother who lived in the same town as I who was also a member of the Church and requested that missionaries be sent to me. They came to my door as a referal and when they arrived I didn't even open my door to them but told them through a closed door to come back in a few days. After they left I immediately knew that my mother had, had something to do with their coming and called her to tell her that those young men had absolutely nothing to say that I wanted to hear. Well, as arranged through my closed door they returned and with them came that same sweet feeling of the spirit that I had experienced in my youth. I listened to their message and felt the power, warmth and peace of the gospel of Christ. I asked to be baptized two weeks later. This has been the single most defining choice of my life. Learning where we come from before our birth, why we are here on earth and where we go when we die were some of the questions I needed answers to. Learning that I was a child of God and that He was truely interested in me gave and gives me a peace and joy beyond explaination. More than thirty-one years have passed since those missionaries came to my door and I will forever be grateful.

How I live my faith

Goodness I don't think that there is any aspect of my life where the gospel is not apart of it. It has infused everything and gives a deeper meaning to even the mundane daily doings. I have had the opportunity to serve in many capacities and am grateful to have had those opportunities to find out what I am capable of doing. Presently I am the early morning seminary teacher which has fed my constant need to read and learn. I have eight high school students who willingly come to Church at 6:00 am Monday through Friday the entire school year to study the scriptures. It is a blessing to me to have the day start with them to watch their understanding of the gospel increase and their testimonies grow as they come to understand the doctrines of Christ. The more that I search the scriptures, ponder over what I read and pray about their truthfulness the greater my desire to serve and do what is right.

Are Mormons Christians?

Definately. The Church bears the name of Christ in it's title, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. We are encouraged to live a Christ centered life and to follow the example that He set by loving and serving our fellowman. Show more Show less