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Hi I'm Linda

I'm originally from Peru then raised in Florida. Being a wife and a mother brings me joy! I love Visiting Teaching. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

Been married 16+ yrs and have 2 boys. We love to do things "agether" as a family. I used to own a scrapbook business, but decided to close the business when we found out I was finally pregnant with our 1st little baby. :) My hubby is amazingly talented and runs his own video production business. I love to design things using Canva during nap time on Etsy to save for another round of IVF to hopefully be blessed with another addition to our family. I love supporting our fam and even extended fam in their righteous endeavors.

Why I am a Mormon

I am still a Mormon because The Gospel of Jesus Christ teaches me about life; who I am, where I've been, and what I can to become. I say "still," because I know I have a choice, and could choose not to be if I didn't believe it was true, but I do and it of course is true, so I am a Mormon. Above all else, I know I'm a daughter of God, Jesus Christ is my Savior and is yours too, if you let Him, we have a true and living prophet on the Earth today, and I know that my life has meaning, purpose and direction!

How I live my faith

By trying to be like our Savior Jesus Christ, serving others the best way I can. As a wife and mother, I get to serve my family each day! I try to be an example to others, but sometimes I fall short, I'm grateful for Jesus Christ who makes it possible for me to recommit myself each day to be better than I was even 5 minutes ago. I like to remind my hubby of what an amazing son of God he is and how blessed we are to have him in our forever family. That's what Christ did when he was on the Earth, He motivated and inspired others, He believes in us and our ability to overcome the world. It's amazing the change you can see in others as you uplift and serve. I'll happily serve in any capacity I am asked or called, and sometimes I'll help others with their callings too because I find joy in helping others know what I know. I love the Visiting Teaching program, an "errand of angels" program, part of our sisterhood in Relief Society (the largest organization for women on the Earth). We watch out for each other's spiritual and physical well being, we care for and teach each other, we learn from each other and we serve others together. I love to learn new things and expand my talents through service to others and my VisitingTeaching.net website which provides helps and ideas for us Visiting Teachers, and I love it.

Why don’t Mormons drink coffee, tea, or alcohol? What is the Mormon Church’s law of health and proper diet?

Linda
I'm sure you could find The Church's "official" answer helpful but I'd like to add a bit of what I believe. I've been taught since a young age that in order to keep my body, running at optimum capacity, I need to do (sleep & exercise), eat and drink things which will enhance, not diminish my body's capacities. It makes complete sense! There are too many things in the world today that promote a temporary "boost" but those aren't going to keep our bodies safe long term. I like to do a lot of things, I want to continue to have children, I want to be able to travel and go places, I want to be able to experience things with my family, I don't want to be confined or restricted mentally or physically, so I choose to live by "The Word of Wisdom" in order to keep my body safe. Sure, I'm not perfect and true we all have trials in life which can change things, but I certainly don't want it to be because I decided to "have a little fun" or have a "boost" or "wild side" in which I end up with consequences for those actions later in life. There's always a consequence! My body continues to amaze me with what it's capable of doing (creating life, serving others, having fun with family), and I'd never want to hinder it's growth or capacity for good. Just like a new car, it will only run well if you maintain it, not crash it into things and put things in or on it that could lessen it's power or value. I'm grateful for the body I've been blessed with, and I want to protect and preserve it. Show more Show less