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Hi I'm Linda

I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I enjoy everything family -- a terrific husband, five wonderful children and nine amazing grandchildren. I love to read, sew, travel, enjoy nature, organize, learn new things, contribute to my community, help others, and participate in my church. I believe that one person can make a difference and every person should try. Life is good and I am grateful.

Why I am a Mormon

I was a natural born Mormon but was 'born again' when I was 19 years old. I was a student at the University testing out new ideas and philosophies when I decided to read the Book of Mormon for the first time in my life. As I read its pages I began to 'hunger and thirst' after God's word. God filled my life with the truth of this book and my understanding of all things spiritual increased especially my love and appreciation for my Savior Jesus Christ. There is no happier way to live than close to God and my religion brings me closer everyday and also brings me joy, hope, and the pathway to truth.

How I live my faith

In my ward I am the president of the Relief Society, an organization for women 18 years and older. This organization is dedicated to the service of others and to helping women come to Christ individually and as families. It is an amazing blessing to be involved in such an endeavor and associate with great women of faith who are determined to be disciples of Jesus Christ and offer charity to those in need. I participate in many gospel centered activities through the church and also in the community. Shoulder to shoulder we help can food for the needy, work in food banks, clothing stores for the needy, help others budget, learn to cook, sew, parent, and anything that is useful and good in another's life. It is a great joy to be involved in the service of others as they come to know Christ and endeavor to follow in his footsteps.

What are Mormon women like? Do Mormons believe in equality of men and women?

Linda
Mormon women are some of the strongest most creative women I have ever associated with. Through opportunities for service in all areas of the church we learn how to organize and lead we learn how to put aside our fears about doing new things and facing difficult challenges and rely on the help of the Lord to accomplish all things in our lives. Mormons believe that men and women are equal - that they are partners in this life and that they complement one another. Each gender brings a unique perspective to life and its many experiences. These differences are a wonderful part of the total picture of our existence here. Thank goodness we all don't think like women and thank goodness we all don't think like men. It is our differences that, when put together, create a completeness of understanding and happiness. I am an extremely independent person with alot of opinions. The same could be said of my husband. Often we start at opposite ends of an issue but as we discuss our viewpoints we come to the middle in the best possible solutions. We have helped each other become better by meeting in the middle -- in a union of equal partners -- willing and able to express differences and grow together. Do Mormon believe in equality of men and women? Absolutely! Show more Show less