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Hi I'm Linn

I love gardening, doing family history work, listening to hymns and I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I was born into a very poor family in Yakima Washington. My father left the family when I was nine years old. I lived with my brother, sisters and mother until I was 15 years old, at which time I moved in with my Grandmother. After I graduated form High School I married my first husband. After five years of marriage my husband got sick and died and I was left alone with four little children. One of my children was born with a severe disabilities. I moved my little family to Puyallup and was a single parent for nearly 10 years. In 1959 a couple of young missionaries from the Mormon church knocked on my door and asked if I would listen to a message about the Gospel of Jesus Christ. I agreed and took six missionary lessons and was baptised in December of 1959. In January 1962 my 14 year old daughter and my 8 year old daughter went to spend the night with some family friends. During the night their house caught on fire and my youngest daughter died. My oldest daughter was left with severe burns on 50% of her body. I found strength in the new friends I had made in church and in my Savior Jesus Christ. I prayed for strength to understand and endure. In 1964 I married a man with 3 children of his own. We had two children together for a total of 9 children. In 19

Why I am a Mormon

I chose to join the Mormon church after the missionaries challenged me to read James 1:5 which says "If any of you lack wisdom, let him ask of God". I prayed to know that what the missionaries had taught me true and if my decision to join the church was right. I felt the confirming witness of the Holy Ghost that it was right. I have never doubted my decision or looked back. I have been attending the mormon church for 53 years. I love the association with people who are striving to become better. I love to attend church on Sunday and hear people share their testimony and love for our Savior.

How I live my faith

In the LDS church I am a member of a womens organization called the Relief Society. In this group we are asked to accept the assignment of looking after one another. This is done through what we call Visiting Teaching. We are assigned a sister compantion and 2 or more sisters to visit each month. Each year I grow a vegetable garden and share my vegetables with my sisters and others. I love visiting teaching because it provides a way for me to show my gratitued to my Heavenly Father for all of the blessings that he has given me. I started doing my family history work in 1960 and now have found over 17,000 of my ancestors. I attend the LDS temple nearly every week with a friend and love the peace I feel when I am there.