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Hi I'm Lanae Lindh

I was raised in Washington State. I am a wife and a mother of seven kids. I am a student and I'm also a Mormon.

About Me

I have been married for 18 years and am a mother of seven children. I have a degree in Family and Consumer Sciences but have put off a career to focus on raising my family. I enjoy singing, reading, blogging, and talking on the phone with friends. I have recently returned to school to pursue a degree in Nursing so I know the challenges of obtaining education while balancing the needs of a large family.

Why I am a Mormon

I'll be honest, I was raised in this church. But that doesn't mean that I skipped a conversion process. As a teenager I was faced with classmates who belittled me for my unique beliefs. After several negative experiences I decided that if I was going to be treated badly for being a Mormon then I needed to make sure I really believed it. I looked at other good Christian religions and realized the biggest difference between them and me was the Book of Mormon. We believe the Bible to be the word of God as far as it is translated correctly but the Book of Mormon is what makes us distinctly different. So I decided to read the whole thing for myself, not just listen to my parents and Sunday teachers, and determine if it is true. After reading the Book of Mormon I prayed and asked God if it was a true record of Jesus Christ. I had felt the Holy Ghost as I read the Book but when I knelt and asked God with sincerity if it was true I received a confirmation that it is. From that point forward I have chosen to align myself with the doctrines and values and teachings of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints. I have been blessed for this decision and continued course of action. I have a wonderful husband, a happy marriage and great kids! We have had lots of challenges and trials over the years but my faith in Christ and His true church have sustained me during these times. The blessings of peace and an eternal family are some the greatest treasures I have come to know through following Jesus Christ and His prophet.

How I live my faith

Living my faith means doing the little things. Smiling at people when out in public is a great way to share my love for the Savior. I hope that they feel His love when I smile. I love working with children and have the privilege of teaching, with my husband, a rambunctious class of 7 year olds. We have a great time each Sunday as we learn more about the Savior Jesus Christ and His teachings. The basic lessons of loving one another and serving others are the focus of our class. Studying the scriptures to learn what Jesus taught and did brings a wonderful spirit to my life. The opportunity to teach children helps me to keep my testimony grounded in true doctrine. Keeping it simple reminds me of the Lord's two greatest commandments: Love God and Love Others. I try every day to let these two laws guide my actions.

What are some of the ways that The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints helps those around the world?

Lanae Lindh
When the huge earthquake hit Haiti in January 2010 we were devastated for the people of Haiti. Our family wanted to help but from the United States we were useless. However, we knew that we could contribute to the church's Humanitarian fund and be able to help in that way. The best thing about this fund is that 100% of funds given are used for the benefit of the recipient. All the cost of overhead is absorbed by the fact that all people administering the program are volunteers. This system allows the biggest bang for the buck. It is such an amazing feeling to know that you can contribute to help your brothers and sisters in another part of the world and that ALL of what you give blesses them. How great it is that there are so many people willing to give of their time to make the system work and allow those blessings to be shared throughout the world with those in need, regardless of race or beliefs. Show more Show less