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Hi I'm Lindy

I'm a convert, mother, grandmother and a twice returned missionary.

About Me

I love Heavenly Father's Creations and love to be in the middle of them, so I live in the forest, surrounded by 100 year old Ponderosa Pines. My passions are alpine skiing, tennis, ATVing, hiking, snowshoeing or just about anything that keeps me in the great out of doors. However, when I have to be inside I love genealogy and of course my greatest love are my husband, children and nineteen grandchildren. I have been married for 47 years to the man I started dating when I was 16 and not a member of the church.

Why I am a Mormon

My family was about the only non-mormons in our rural farming community. When I was fifteen neighbors, who were my age, started to invite me to activities. It didn't take me long to discover these "people" had different standards than my school friends and had such fun doing the silliest things. They called these activities Mutual--barn dances, playing "Bears Out Tonight", pie eating contests, etc. I attended all the FUN activities, but one night I was asked to wear a dress and come to the church for what was called Standards Night. I decided to go. A married couple I had seen at all the outdoor activities (mentioned above) were there. The wife was dressed in a beautiful wedding dress and the man in a suit. I don't remember much of what they said, but after an older man came up to me and said "Now Sister you will never settle for anything less than a temple marriage will you!" Those words stuck in my head and I decided then and there that I was going to be married "in the temple", not even knowing what that was. The rest is history. At sixteen I started dating the man I later married, he baptised me when I was yet sixteen and we were married one month after he returned home from his mission. My husband later baptised my father, and my father and mother were sealed in the temple when my dad was 80 years old.

How I live my faith

We have always let Heavenly Father guide our lives. We started our marriage by praying together, especially at night. When having children, we made them the focus of our lives, working and playing together. Many times my husband worked long hours, but he always made time for the kids and the church. Certain activities my husband and I loved, so we included our children, as a family we played together in tennis & ping pong touraments, all of our children were on skies before the age of five, we hiked and camped with the children when they were young and do the same now with our children and grandchildren. We saved for family vacations, sometimes by taking on extra jobs that we could do together at home as a family. Once we assembled glass cutters and from the money earned we took the kids to Disneyland. By living our faith our children and grandchildren have waxed strong in the gospel, serving missions, being assests to the church and to their communities. We now have more time to serve others. Twice we have served full time, once in the states and the most recent in Mexico. We live our Faith, by trying to love and serve others as Heavenly Father loves and serves us.