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Hi I'm Linda

I'm happily married with 4 children and 3 grandchildren. Life is rich and I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I work part time as an LSA in a secondary school and get great satisfaction from helping students who have special educational needs. I love children and animals and have looked after several of each over the years. I am happiest when I am with my family and especially my wonderful husband who is my best friend. We love the outdoors and enjoy walking in the hills and along the beach. I also enjoy doing Family History and feel a great love for my ancestors.

Why I am a Mormon

Growing up I had a happy childhood but didn't have a large group of friends. When I was 18 years old I didn't go out much, but then I joined the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day saints and realised there was more to life than pubs and partying. It was then that I felt life really began. This mighty change that took place in my life was the catalyst for my parents to investigate the church and they were baptised a few months later. My mum had lost her faith when she saw how her father suffered with ill health in his later years, but an understanding of the purpose of this mortal life and the joys that await us in the next if we are faithful, helped her to regain her faith in a loving Father in Heaven who allows us to experience trials so that we can become refined and perfected. My testimony of The Saviour and his atoning sacrifice is the anchor of my faith. The blessings that I have seen in my life, as I have tried to find out what Heavenly Father wants me to do in this life and then do it, are a testimony to me that He knows and loves each of his children and wants us to return to live with him. We live in a world of much uncertainty, but I am grateful for the knowledge I have that families can be together forever and this gives me great hope for the future.

How I live my faith

I have had many opportunities to serve in the church over the 37 years that I have been a member. I have worked as a teacher in the children's organisation, the youth programme and also taught adults in various classes. I have an assignment to visit some of my women friends regularly each month and I have enjoyed getting to know them, helping them in their areas of need, sharing in their joys and supporting them in their trials. I love to sing and in the past have led the choir in our congregation. I feel that good music can be a great source of spiritual strength. I think the most important thing my faith has taught me is that God is no respecter of persons and I try to treat everyone I meet as the child of God that they are.