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Hi I'm Linda

I'm a Mormon. I have a checkered past. But my Heavenly Father loves me, anyway.

About Me

I'm a grandma with 5 grandchildren, 3 boys and 2 girls. I am active in my ward in Maricopa and love leading the music in Sacrament Meeting, singing in the choir, and especially teaching the CTR 3 class of 12 in Primary about our Heavenly Father. I have been a hair dresser, worked for AT&T, been a nurses aide, worked in canneries, worked in the fruit orchards picking fruit, in the fields gathering tomatoes, strawberries, cucumbers, beans, peas, cleaned office buildings after hours, was a supervisor for the custodians of a casino, also a mother, sister, and aunt and cousin.

Why I am a Mormon

I was born in the church when it wasn't as big as it is now. As I grew up in Oregon usually the only member of the church in my whole class. Our family several times were the only people in the church in the whole town. We went to Primary during the week in another town over 30 miles away. Sometimes our church was held in places like the Elks Lodge and the Odd Fellows Hall because we didn't have our own building. One time in high school our American History class was learning about the early pioneers and their struggles in Missouri and Illinois and for two days during these chapters I was in the front of my class trying to answer questions about the things they were learning about in the history books that they didn't understand. The standards and guidelines that I learned as a youth are still taught to my children and grandchildren today. Heavenly Father is a constant loving father who loves us no matter what we do to hurt Him or His other children. His Son, Jesus Christ, gave His life for me as He did for all of us so we can, if we do our part, return to our Eternal Home and live with our heavenly parents and big brother. I have always known the church and the principles were eternal and unchanging. The blessings spoken of in the scriptures no matter what is going on in the world, will be taught and reverenced the same as in my own ward at home. I know that the teachers in our church, although never going to college to learn these things, are teaching by the spirit and inspiration from our Father in Heaven. When we prepare lessons we pray to our Father for guidance on the subject so it will be taught the way and with the support of the Holy Ghost it is to be presented in order that each member will get their own testimony of the truth of the principle being taught.

How I live my faith

I work for the local City Government with the building inspectors fielding questions about local and state building codes. I have ample opportunity to support the integrity of the men I work with everyday and in return I have had great opportunity to answer questions about Jesus Christ, our belief in the Bible and the Book of Mormon, and show them how very close our beliefs are to the other Christian churches in our area. In my off hours I sing with community choir at Veteran's Hospitals, Municipal gatherings, in parks, and at social affairs. I serve in my ward as a teacher of the 4 year olds, send letters to shut-ins as a Visiting Teacher, lead the music in Sacrament Meeting and assist in the directing of our ward choir. I volunteer at the local temple every Saturday and enjoy helping the youth experience the special sacred atmosphere that is in that building. Explaining the ordinances that are preformed there for our ancestors that have passed on before us without having the opportunity to hear the gospel and are being taught in Heaven and need to be given a chance to accept or reject what they have heard.