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Hi I'm Linda

I grew up on a farm in Idaho. After 30 years in the corporate arena, I returned to school to obtain a 2nd degree. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

After thirty years of working in the corporate world, I returned to school at the age of 51 to complete a degree in elementary education. In the past I have worked with young women ages 12-18, worked with unwed mothers, coordinated humanitarian efforts to include items for school children, newborn babies, and disaster victims (local and international), and have worked with high school and college students in their employment endeavors. At the age of 37, I served a mission to Chile, South America. Each of these experiences have given me an opportunity to go beyond myself and serve others, as well as learn to be flexible and adaptable

Why I am a Mormon

I am a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints because I chose to be. While I grew up in an LDS family, I was not always active. I had to gain my own testimony of the truthfulness of the gospel. I fasted and prayed to know for myself the truths contained within the gospel of Jesus Christ I gained a strong testimony of principles such as the Word of Wisdom (a law of health), tithing (paying 10% of any increase), chastity, and sacrifice by exercising faith and living these principles to know for myself. I pride myself on taking the high road and doing what the mainstream often finds challenging to accomplish. Being a member of the LDS faith requires one to raise his/her standards and to not follow the norm. As a result, my life is so enriched and I am free (contrary to what the world may believe) to reach my full potential. I am unencumbered with the "strappings" the world would have me believe would fulfill or complete me.

How I live my faith

Today I am currently serving in the largest women's organization in the world as a leader of a unit. There are 220 plus women whom I serve. A lot of time is devoted to attending to the needs of these women and their families. Activities and educational opportunities are planned to help them more fully reach their potential and bless the lives of their families. I was married recently after being single for nearly 30 years, and so I work at strengthening my home and honoring my marriage by living the principles attendant to each. I have wonderful neighbors and look for opportunities to serve and uplift them.