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Hi I'm Linda

I'm a Swedish speaking Finn with Spanish as my mother tongue. I love design and photography. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I was born in the capital of Finland. When I was 5 years old, my family moved to Bolivia because of my dad's work. I had two younger siblings back then, now I have 5. My family returned to their homeland after spending almost 14 years in Bolivia. That was an adventure that my family and I are never going to forget... I attended a Catholic elementary school and an English high school. At home we spoke Finnish and Swedish during my first 7 years before switching to Spanish, so that my parents could learn the language as well. Because of that, languages have been a great interest for me, as well as music, books, photography, all sorts of designs, volleyball, etc. I have studied Online Media and Graphic Design.

Why I am a Mormon

I was born in the church. My parents have been a great example to me on how to live the gospel, and I will be eternally grateful to them for that. My mom's family joined when she was 3 and from my dad's side it goes back to 5 generations. His ancestors were between some of the first ones to join the church and soon after the only ones left in Finland while the rest moved abroad. They were the only members for about 20 years before more joined in later on. Despite my doubts during my teenage years, I have always been active in the church and believed that the gospel is true. But it wasn't until I turned 20 that I knew it of its surety. After several months of studying and pondering the scriptures, the answer was simple; I had always known deep down in my heart that the gospel is true, I merely needed a reminder of it. I know that the book of Mormon is true. That Christ is our Savior and that He lives. I'm very grateful for His atonement. I know that He and Heavenly Father loves us very much, and that they always answer our prayers. I'm very grateful for the influence of the Holy Ghost in my life. I don't know what I would do without him. I'm very grateful that we have a temple here in Finland and that I get to go there very often. I know that Joseph Smith was a prophet and that he restored the true gospel of Jesus Christ. I have lived my whole life in the influence of the gospel and I would not have it any other way. I feel proud and at the same time humble of the strong legacy that my ancestors left me, and I want to do my best to continue living it to the fullest.

How I live my faith

I live the gospel on a daily basis in the best way I know and can, by praying regularly, studying the scriptures and the words of the prophets, attending church meetings and activities, looking for ways to help others. I love serving in the church through the callings I receive. I have learned so much from them. Right now I lead the songs during Sacrament meeting and teach to a small group of very lively 4-5 year-old boys. I have always liked to share the gospel with my friends in school and work. I have given to each of them a book of Mormon, in the hopes that someday they will be ready to receive the gospel in their lives. I have been singing in Stake choirs from the time I turned 12. Music has always been an important part of my life. And I consider it one of the best ways to feel the Spirit and get closer to Heavenly Father.