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Hi I'm Linda

I'm a Mormon. Summer of 2000 I was brutally attacked,stabbed, beaten, throat cut and car set on fire. Heavenly Father saved me.

About Me

I am a white woman married to an African-American man in the LDS temple in Salt Lake City in 1984. We have 7 children and 10 grandchildren-white, Black, Hispanic, Jamaican, West indies. I recently earnedmy Master's degree in Creative Writing-Poetry. In 2000 I survived a brutal attack by 4 druggies--I wascarjacked, kidnapped, robbed, stabbed 23 times, had my throat cut, my head beaten with a metal bat and my car set on fire--left to die in an Idaho beet field. Heavenly Father held me in his arms until help arrived. God lives. He loves me. He has given me strenth and healing every day. I am a Mormon.

Why I am a Mormon

I knew Heavenly Father was real when I was 10 years old. I loved him and prayed to him for help. My family was not LDS so I went to church with my friends and found the family I was missing. At 18 years old I left the church for 15 years and created every heartache possible in my life. My eternal companion now has been with me, in the church (as a convert) for the past 30 years. Christ is the center of our home. People have negative reactions to seeing a white woman married to a Black man, but we know that God loves us and will always be with us if we continue to put him first in our lives.

How I live my faith

I am a poet. I have taught Creative Writing to Junior High students and have taught a class called "Introduction to African American Poets". One of my goals in life is to confront racism wherever we find it. It is all around us and is a destructive force between people whose skin is a different color. God made us each the special color we are. I try to engage people in conversations to find out where their prejudices came from--mostly their parents. The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints is a loving community. All visitors are welcome.