What Is a Church Community?
Loading.....

The video player could not be built.

Do you want to chat with a missionary?

We are happy to answer any questions you may have. Start a chat or call us at 1-888-537-6600.

Hi I'm Linda

I've lived most of my life in Utah and I'm a wife, mother and grandmother and I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I adore gardening, in my yard or anyone else's, although I'm not an expert. I love to read, but never seem to have as much time for it as I'd like. Most kinds of music make me happy or inspire me and I love to write, but it takes me a while to get my ideas and feelings down just the way I want and I like having "all my ducks in a row". I live where I can enjoy all four seasons of the year, but I confess that I'm partial to Spring and Summer. I suppose it's crazy not to be a skier in Utah, but cold is not something I like to be! I love spending time with my husband and my children and theirs......grandchildren are such a gift. It's fun to be involved in their sports and school activities and in their lives in general. My life is rich and my children are my treasures.

Why I am a Mormon

I am a Mormon by choice and desire. We worship Heavenly Father and his son, Jesus Christ who stands at the head of our church. We're taught that all people everywhere are children of the same Heavenly Father and that every soul matters to Him, and therefore should to us. Our Father has a Perfect Plan and Jesus Christ and families are central to it. Through the power of the holy priesthood and Christ's Atoning Sacrifice and our obedience to His commandments, it is possible for each and every one of us and our families to return to live eternally in their presence again someday. I want us to be there! There is nothing in the teachings of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints that isn't wholesome, uplifting, and beautiful. It brings such peace to know that God lives and Jesus Christ does too, and because He came to earth, lived, died and was resurrected He broke the bands of death for all. Death is not the end, it's only a part of the journey. Everyday I give thanks for the scriptures.....all of them. The Bible is the word of God and will ever be; the Book of Mormon is a further witness of the life and mission of Jesus Christ. To know we still have living Prophets on the earth and that God still speaks to his children here is a marvel. Yes, the greatest blessings of my life I can trace directly back to my membership in His church. Being a Mormon means everything to me.

How I live my faith

As far back as I can remember I've been taught to try and emulate the life of our Savior, Jesus Christ. My family taught me the importance of prayer, but I learned the power of it for myself when I was quite young. Once that became a reality for me then having faith in Heavenly Father and His Son, Jesus Christ, just sort of came naturally for me. When our Savior was on earth he taught everyone how important it is to love, have compassion and render service to others, and my church blesses us with opportunities to do all of that in church and throughout our neighborhoods and communities and the world. I've taken an active part in helping with fund raisers for our community, I've taught the youth, young adults, and in women's organizations and taken part in canning food and participating in humanitarian projects that supply needs for those in want all over the world. My husband and I check in on neighbors on a regular basis and we help some outside of our immediate area who are challenged with serious health problems. We also have a calling as Service Missionaries in the Conference Center on Temple Square were we get to met many people from all over the world who visit there. We love serving them. Service to others builds love in our hearts, brings happiness to our souls and the presence of the Lord Jesus Christ into our lives. I feel Him there as I try to live as He did. What a blessing!