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Hi I'm Linda Lee Tenney

I'm a Mormon. I was born in Levan, Utah, met my husband at BYU, had five children and now joy in 20 grandchildren.

About Me

Hi, my name is Linda. I'm a wife, mother of five grown children and a grandmother of 21 grandchildren. All of our grandchildren live out of state and so we do a lot of traveling to see them. They range in ages from 21 to 9 months old. We have nine granddaughters and 12 grandsons. I like to read and write. I used to sew a lot, but in the last years I have found other things to do with my time. I volunteer at the Chamber of Commerce once a week and have a job where I take two older ladies to the grocery store and hair dresser once a week.

Why I am a Mormon

I've been a member of the Church of Jesus Christ all my life. My parents were members and both sets of grandparents and and all four sets of great grandparents were members of the Church. The Church is like my sure foundation. It gives me insight and direction to every aspect of my life. I have especially felt blessed to be able to raise my five children in the gospel. It has helped me to know where to put my priorities in raising them. For instance we always tried to support each other in any activity one of our children was involved in. The Church encourages us to be strong families and being together for work and for fun and for activities has helped strengthen us to be a family who cares about each other. We try to be together as often as we can and we keep in touch by a monthly newsletter and lots of phone calls and e-mails. I love how the Church encourages me to do well those things that I do do. But also encourages me to not be too hard on myself and accept where I am and what I am doing to be o.k. The Church lets me know where I came from, why I am here and where I will be going after life on this earth is done. It helps me to know the true purpose of marriage and to try to fully live up to my marriage vows. I love how the Church teaches us to be kind and good and to love our families and others and to do as much good in the world on our own as possible. Everything in the Church is uplifting and helps us reach a higher plane to live on. It helps us to live every aspect of our lives in a better way. It encourages us to stay out of debt and to live within our means. It helps us learn how to be better parents and how to work with our children to help them accept the gospel into their lives. I don't know what I would do with out the Church. It is my way of living and I love it.

How I live my faith

I go to my Church meetings every week and if I do miss a Sunday, I feel an emptiness I partake of the sacrament weekly and remember the great sacrifice the Savior made for me personally. I teach the eight and nine- year- olds. This year we are studying the New Testament. They are very bright kids and it is a pure pleasure to teach them. I also associate with women from age 18-and up. We have lessons on gospel topics and on topics of interest to our group. We are guided by a President and two counselors. Also in this organization we go two-by-two once a month and visit ladies that have been assigned to us - about three or four. We give them a short, spiritual lesson and check to see that they are doing well and if they have any needs. We keep track of each other and make sure that the members of our ward a helped in times of need in any way they need be it babysitting, food, housekeeping, travel, etc.