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Hi I'm Diane Linford

I love life and all it brings. Most of all I love my family. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I'm a mother of four, and grandmother of nine (for now). I just love spending any time I can with my immediate family, and extended family. I was lucky enough to be a stay at home mom for my children, and that truly enriched my life. Reading is my passion, and quilting comes in at a close second. I taught school for a few years right after college. Now most of my teaching experiences come through church. It's a great opportunity to continue doing something I really enjoy.

Why I am a Mormon

I learned about the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints when I went to Brigham Young University as a freshman. That's right, I went to BYU knowing almost nothing about the Mormon Church. When I first arrived at BYU I made it clear that I did not want to know more about the church, and if I ever did want to know more, I would ask questions. Everyone was very friendly, and understanding and respectful of my wishes. Gradually I learned more about the church, as I was pretty immersed in the culture there at BYU. The first weekend of October was General Conference. General Conference is a world-wide broadcast to all members of the Church, and anyone else who would like to watch or listen in. I was invited to join friends and attend General Conference in the Tabernacle on Temple Square in Salt Lake City. I decided to go. I felt the Spirit so strongly while I was there that it was impossible to deny what I was feeling. I knew that I had to know more about this church. I went home after General Conference and asked the missionaries to tell me more about the church. As I listened to what they taught me, it all rang true in my heart. As I prayed and studied, I received a witness of the truth of what I was learning. I continued to learn more about the church. I read the Book of Mormon, and knew that it was scripture. I decided to be baptized. I was baptized 35 years ago. I love the gospel and the joy it brings into my life. I love the church and the enrichment it adds to the gospel. My life is better, far better than I could ever have imagined because I joined the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.

How I live my faith

Living my faith is a way of life rather than a few hours of Sunday worship. I try to read my scriptures and pray each day. I look for opportunities to serve others. I've had many opportunities to participate in various capacities in church. I currently enjoy working with the women's organization, helping to lead and organize the women in various capacities. Over the years I have enjoyed teaching the youth (ages 12 to 18) of the church, and doing other fun activities like Girls Camp.