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Hi I'm Linnea

I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I am a wife, mother, grandmother, daughter, aunt, sister, sister-in-law, homemaker and Kindergarten teacher. My husband and I married shortly after graduation from college and we started our family right away. We were blessed with five beautiful children. I chose to stay home with them rather than working outside the home. When our youngest child started elementary school, I decided to begin my teaching career. I got a job teaching Kindergarten soon after I put in my application. This was the beginning of a wonderful time in my life. Although raising five children, supporting my husband in his career and being involved in church activities kept me very busy, I have loved being a part of the lives of so many children and their families. It has been many years now since I started that career, our children are gown with families of their own. But teaching kindergarten remains a constant in my life.

Why I am a Mormon

I was raised in a good home where church attendance was part of life. I was taught about Jesus Christ and His love for me. However, as I grew and as many young people do, I started questioning what I had been taught. I did not find what I had been taught in harmony with the feelings or questions I had. Thus began my search for answers. I attended many different churches, but none seemed to have the answers I sought. While I was in college, I went away to student teach. I was living with some other girls who were student teaching also. We were visited by two L.D.S. missionaries. I hadn't as yet thought to attend a Mormon church. We welcomed the missionaries in and started learning the doctrine of the church. These lessons progressed over a few weeks time during which we had the opportunity to visit a Mormon family. I was particularly impressed with the three year old child in this family. Before it was time for her to go to bed, she gathered the family into the front room and the father said a prayer. That was truly a turning point for me. I wanted a family like that! As the weeks passed and I learned more about the church, my testimony started to grow. I was baptized and have never looked back. I know that was the best decision I have ever made. The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints is the same church that was established in ancient times. Joseph Smith, Jr. was the Lord's instrument in restoring it to this dispensation. We are blessed to have a prophet on the earth today. The Book of Mormon is the word of God given as a second witness of our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. I am truly blessed!

How I live my faith

I have the opportunity to work with the young women in our church. We meet regularly on Sunday for instruction and once during the week for activities. I also visit regularly some women in my congregation. During these visits we discuss a gospel principle. I am also available in the event that these women or their families should need any service. There is a temple in my city and I try to attend there as often as I can. I consider it a blessing to serve in any way I can.