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Hi I'm Linda

I grew up in Colorado, USA. I am a wife, mother, and grandmother. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I love the mountains! I grew up where you could get to them often and easily, and we did. I learned to love camping. I have a great appreciation for the beauty of this earth. I've always thought that if I had to give up one of my senses I'd hope it would not be my eyesight, so I could still enjoy seeing this beautiful world. I love to garden and to be outdoors. I think one of my talents is the ability to make friends easily and to make people feel comfortable in new settings. I find great joy and fulfillment in being with my family, they bless my life in endless ways. What a joy it is to be a wife, a mother and now, a grandmother. It just doesn't get any better!

Why I am a Mormon

I grew up in a family whose parents went to church only at Easter and Christmas, but us children went every week. We were picked up by other church members each week. One day some LDS missionaries "tracked" our home. Mom invited them to return some other time when Dad was home. They did. My parents invited them in, we listened, and the missionaries were invited to return. Several weeks later we attended the The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints for the first time. From that day on my father, mother, siblings, and I attended every week. The change in our family was awesome! I loved going to church with mom and dad. As time passed and I began thinking for myself, I realized how much the gospel was a very big part of who I am. I live my life as I do because of what I've learned as a member of the church. It's a fulfilled life style. I'm happy, at peace, and find joy in life, even in this missed up world we live in.

How I live my faith

Over the years I have served in many different areas of the church, referred to as "callings." I spent 30 years as a Young Women camp leader, taking girls to camp one week every summer and helping them to develop skills that they otherwise may not have. What fun we had! I also served as the Young Women leader and met with them in church on Sunday's and at weekly activity night. I've had the privilege of teaching Early Morning Seminary to the youth of high school years; a kind of daily Sunday School class, meeting for one hour before school, studying the scriptures. This is a wonderful way to start a school day and the youth will tell you so. I've been in leadership positions for the women of the church in our area, the Relief Society. This is the longest continuously organized women's organization in the world and just celebrated it's 170th anniversary. I've also worked with the young children as their Sunday teacher. In each of theses callings to serve, I have been richly blessed. The teacher always learns more than the student! It has been very gratifying to see the Young Women that I took to camp 30 year ago now raising their own family in the church and serving others in their lives. I hope my actions influence others for good. Currently, my husband and I teach a course titled Strengthening Marriage. This is a great opportunity to help other couples see ways to strengthen their personal relationships. We know that the family is central to God's plan for us, here and in the eternities.

To what do you attribute the growth of the Church?

When your spirit hears truth, it recognizes it. This gospel is truth. Our Father in Heaven is in charge, His truth will roll forth until it fills the whole earth. "The stone cut out of the mountain without hands . . ." (Daniel 2) Show more Show less