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Hi I'm Linda

I'm a Mormon. I'm a grandma and a retired school teacher.

About Me

After my divorce, I was a single mom for years. For almost 20 years now, I have been married to a wonderful man who is not a Mormon. He supports me in all my activities in the church. I love my family, their spouses and children. I love and enjoy my grandchildren. I love to play with them and attend their activities. I enjoyed teaching mathematics in junior high and high school for over 30 years. I now teach at the community college and enjoy more free time. With that free time, I like to hike and take pictures of nature - landscapes and especially flowers.

Why I am a Mormon

I watched my father return to activity in the church when I was about six years old. I watched him as he quit smoking and chewed a lot of gum instead. I was impressed with his desire to return to church. I started to attend church with him. I began to read to Book of Mormon at a young age. I loved to read. This was where I first started to gain a testimony of the gospel of Jesus Christ. I read the Book of Mormon many times in my youth. I could feel the Spirit when I read. Through the years my testimony has continued to grow through scripture reading, personal prayers and priesthood blessings. Now I can look back now and see how my Heavenly Father has blessed my life and the lives of my children. I love my church because it helps me feel close to my Savior, Jesus Christ, to feel His Spirit and to desire to become more like Him. I know that Jesus Christ is our Savior, that He lives and loves each of us. I know that through the atonement of Jesus Christ, we can repent and grow closer to Him.

How I live my faith

Each member is asked to help in different areas of our church. I have had many different responsibilities in my church. Each one has helped me to grow and become the person I am today. In the past, I worked with young women ages 12-18 for many years. They are marvelous young people. I am grateful for the time I got to spend with them. I also more recently worked with the women's organization and felt the joy of service to others. I don't think any other responsibility has given me such a feeling of joy and love. I thought that since I was retired now, that there would not be much for me to do. I was surprised to find a new way to serve. I now work the young boy scouts, age 11 years old. To set the foundation for them to later become Eagle Scouts is quite a responsibility. This is a new experience for me. I am striving to help these boys learn the basics about scouting and have fun while they are doing it.