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Hi I'm Linda

I grew up in Utah, and now I'm a Junior High School Math teacher. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I enjoy reading for pleasure, as well as for learning and instruction. I sew, knit, crochet, tat, and do other needlework as well as decorative painting. I also enjoy cooking. I play the piano (mainly for pleasure) and have played the organ for my local Sunday Chruch meetings for at least 12 years. I have a batchelors degree in Mathematics Education, and I started teaching Junior High Math in 1987. I didn't marry until I was 30. I had always dreamed of being a stay at home mom. I was able to live that dream for about 11 years while I gave birth to, and raised, my three kids (a girl and two boys). After my youngest was in kindergarten, economics required me to go back to work full-time. I am once again teaching Junior High Math and I really enjoy it. I really enjoy coming home to my family even more. The most important part of my life is family and my church/religion.

Why I am a Mormon

I was born into a Mormon family. My parents were born and raised Mormon, and their parents, and so on all the way back to the beginning of the church in 1830. I grew up in Utah surrounded by other kids with similar histories, so the LDS way of life was all I knew until I was older. I always believed in the church and its teachings, but I do remember one day: I was reading in 3 Nephi (in the Book of Mormon) about the visit of Jesus Christ to the americas after his crucifixion and resurrection. I remember thinking how horrible it was for the Jewish leaders to put someone so good to death like that and also wondering 'how could they do such a thing?'. As I thought on this, I was surrounded by the feeling of being wrapped in loving arms and encompassed by love. Into my thoughts came the words "It had to be this way. I died for them" and I was at peace. I knew the Book of Mormon was true, and thus the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints was also true and correct. I have never wavered since, and my testimony grows stronger every day.

How I live my faith

I have done many things in my local congregation to serve and help others. I have accompanied chruch meetings on the organ and taught the youth of all ages (from 3 thru 18) in sunday school. I have been the leader of the adult women as well as leader for the young children (ages 3-11) at another time. I am currently a den leader for the Cub Scout pack in our local congregation, and I am in charge of typing up and printing the weekly Sunday meeting bulliten and announcement page. My husband works closely with the full-time missionaries in our area, and my daughter helps lead the other girls her age. Most important, every month I go with another adult woman to visit other adult women in our congregation. Through this monthly regular contact, we are able as a church to help one another, get to know one another, and serve one another. These women I visit each month have become great friends.