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Hi I'm Linda

I am a single Mom. Life is tough sometimes, but it's also great! I love to laugh and enjoy life! And I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I am a single Mom. I have 2 children; a son who just returned home from serving an LDS Mission and an 18 year old daughter. I work as a Finance Manager at a Dentist office. I manage to stay very very busy, but am so very blessed to have 2 wonderful kids who have stayed on the right path. We have struggled a lot as a tiny family. At age 24 I married my best friend, after our kids were born, I learned he was choosing a different path than the one we had dreamed we would have, he simply made choices that contradict what we believe. I had to stay strong, so we divorced after 13 years of marriage. After a relocation I even made the decision to marry a 2nd time and that caused a great deal of pain and an eventual divorce. At that point in my life, I decided to focus on the kids! I was very worried about them. We moved a couple times and relocated until I could get on my feet. We don't have riches, but we have each other. I love to spend time with my family and when I get time, I enjoy getting those darn scrapbooks done! I love maintaining my home and doing yard work! I wont lie, we struggle a lot with making ends meet, but somehow it always works out ok. I love to laugh and be happy! I KNOW that our Heavenly Father knows us and loves us & wants us to be happy!

Why I am a Mormon

I was blessed to be "born" into the church. My Parents were LDS and I am the youngest of 4 kids. I went to church my whole life. We moved around a lot as a kid and lived in different states. One thing that was a comfort to me was that no matter where we lived, the church would always remain one constant thing in my life. My meetings would always be the same and I was always sure I'd make new friends that shared my same values in my new ward or branch. It wasn't until I was 17 years old that I gained my own testimony of the Gospel. As an adult, I have found myself in a situation of being a single parent. It was my testimony of prayer and knowing that my Heavenly Father is always there that kept me going at times. At points in my life I seriously questioned my faith in prayer. Why would my Heavenly Father make me know something was right that would cause me such pain. But I could not see the joy & happiness that would come after that pain. I KNOW that my Heavenly Father knows ME and has so much in store for me. I have a testimony of following the Prophet. I know that his guidance comes directly from Heavenly Father and that I can never go astray if I follow his counsel. I know the scriptures are true and I marvel at the strength of some of our "scripture heroes". I want to be strong like the women and the men in the scriptures. They endured such trials, as did our faithful pioneers. I have it so easy by comparison. I would be nothing without the Gospel in my life. I know why I wake up each morning and why I try so hard to be good. I love knowing that I can be with my family for eternity. It comforts me to know that I am a daughter of God and that there are great things to come. I love this Gospel and simply cannot imagine my life without it. That is why I am a Mormon!

How I live my faith

I have spent many years working with youth programs both at church and in school. I have spent about 12 years of my life serving in the youth programs in the LDS church. It's interesting how it's worked out, but now that my kids are older, I find that my new responsibility in the LDS Church is that I get to teach music to the little kids. I teach music to kids age 18 months to 11 years old. We have such a fun time learning new songs, playing games and getting their tiny little hands on music instruments. It's such a fun thing to do. I feel the spirit so strongly when these sweet kids bear their testimony's when they sing these beautiful songs. I very much enjoy giving people the oportunity to share their talents. I have been lucky enough to organize a talent show each year at the high school. It's so fun to see the kids support each other and give them courage to get up in front of people and show their talents. I love to be involved and very much enjoy seeing the good in people. My son once said: "Mom, it's so much easier to just be good". He was 16 when he said this. Boy...was I a grateful Mom!

How can we come to know our Father in Heaven?

Linda
Simply put - just like you get to know your friend or parent. Heavenly Father is there always. He wants us to come to him. I have a testimony of prayer. I know that I can talk to my Heavenly Father and He will always be there to help me. Maybe not always in my time, but He will always help me. I know that if I do what is right in my life that I will be able to be closer to Him. That comfort, that peace that I feel in times of need or times of thankfulness or happiness is something I cannot live without. I know He lives, I know He knows us individually and I know He is always there for me. Show more Show less