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Hi I'm Linda

After graduating with university honors, I have always loved being a full-time mother and grandmother! I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I love taking photos of our grandchildren when they come to visit and play with me and Grandpa! I have been blessed to have a husband who has provided well for us, so that I could stay at home with the children as they grew up. I've always enjoyed doing things for others, especially my family. I help my husband garden, and can or dehydrate the vegetables and fruits from our garden and orchard. I enjoy decorating our home with curtains, pillows, or craft articles that I have made. I've felt that the best work that I could ever do was to heIp others, especially children, grow into productive and good members of society. I enjoy writing and have over twenty journals that I have written over the course of my life. I also enjoy compiling family history stories and photos. Music has always been important to me, and it is great fun to sing to children or older adults who like to hear the songs of my youth. I like it when I see people smile, even when my songs may be off key!

Why I am a Mormon

My mother taught me to pray and shared stories of Jesus Christ with me. I attended a small Protestant church where my desire increased to live as the Savior lived. As a teenager, I often thought how I would love to live at the time the Savior was upon the earth, and wished that I could have been in the church He established. While visiting with two Mormon friends in the school library, I shared those feelings and one told me that Christ's church was still upon the earth, that it had been restored, and that the church they attended was His church. I laughed and told them that their church was the Mormon church, that it didn't have the name of Jesus Christ. My friend walked to the library shelf, and pulling out a copy of The Book of Mormon, showed me the name of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints as the publisher. I received a copy of the book in the mail from my friend, and when I opened the package, I felt as if I was truly opening a book of light and wanted to read it as soon as possible, which I did. I prayed to know if it were true, and felt that it was. I attended many churches as a university student. Although friends and family did not encourage me, I eventually felt, at age 19, that I could no longer be true to myself and to God unless I would join the church that Jesus Christ had restored to the earth, through His prophet Joseph Smith, the one that our Savior had established from the beginning. I have always rejoiced that I made that decision!

How I live my faith

I study the scriptures daily and pray that I may live the teachings of the Lord as given to us by the prophets throughout time. It is such a privilege to share any little insights that I might have with others, whether those in my family, church, or community. But I know that no matter how much I try to "teach" the principles of the gospel, it is only through acts of kindness and love that hearts are healed and can grow. It has been exciting to be creative in doing good for others! I've had the privilege of teaching scripture classes for high school students, adults, and children, and have felt the help of the Lord as I did so. I strive to stay in tune with the Holy Spirit so that the gospel will be taught as the Savior would want it to be. When I am asked by family members, church leaders, or prompted by the whisperings of the Holy Ghost to serve, I strive to do the best I can do, but know that I will fail without help from my Father in Heaven. I know if I do the best I can, with a sincere heart and an eye single to His glory, He will help everything to work out all right.