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Hi I'm Linda

I grew up in Southern California where I was baptized during my senior year in high school. I am a Mormon.

About Me

My husband and I are the parents of eight children and grandparents to twenty-six. I enjoy reading, cooking, and did a lot of sewing when our children were young. I enjoy watching documentaries, listening to a wide variety of music, and attending plays and concerts occasionally. I enjoy visual arts, visiting art galleries, and art festivals.

Why I am a Mormon

For much of my young life, I wondered about the purpose of life. I felt that there had to be a reason that we are born, live our lives, marry, raise families and then die. For what? I visited other churches with my friends, but didn't find answers that satisfied. Then in high school I became friends with a Mormon girl. I spent many week-ends as a guest in her home, observing family life that included family prayer, blessing the food before meals, reading from the scriptures. I felt drawn to what they had. I began to ask questions about their beliefs. As gospel principles and doctrine were shared in answer to my questions, it was as if light was filling my mind. I recognized the truth of what I was learning. I made the decision to be baptized and became a member of the church the day after my eighteenth birthday. It was the best and most important decision of my young life and has resulted in a fulfilling personal life, a lasting and happy marriage, and a family life rich in blessings here and now, with the hope of continuing to enjoy these relationships forever. At the heart of the joy the gospel brings to individuals and families is the reality of our Savior's love and sacrifice for each one of us. Through the Holy Ghost, I have come to know for myself that He lives, that the record of His mortal life available to us in the New Testament is true. He atoned for our sins so that we might repent, learn from our mistakes, and begin anew. He gave His life for us, was resurrected and lives today. Because of Him, we will live again, and by obedience to the commandments of God, we can live forever as families. God the Father lives. Jesus Christ is his Son. The Holy Ghost bears witness of their reality. This is the Good News of the gospel of Jesus Christ. Makes you want to smile, doesn't it?

How I live my faith

I've had the opportunity throughout my life as a member of the Mormon church to serve in many ways. One of the most rewarding opportunities I've had, and continue to have, is to visit each month in the homes of other women. Through those visits lasting friendships have been forged, and service rendered and received. When I was considerably younger, I had the privilege of serving the young women of the church in my area between the ages of 12 and 18, by organizing and directing a a camp program, which taught survival skills as well as providing a spiritual atmosphere in the out of doors with other young women of their age. Currently, I am preparing to serve a full-time mission with my husband, attempting to learn a foreign language, and grateful to share this amazing opportunity with him. I am discovering that learning a new skill together in this season of our lives is enriching our relationship significantly.