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Hi I'm Linda

I am a Mormon because I was born into a "Mormon Family" I remain a Mormon because I believe everything I have been taught.

About Me

I grew up in a small town in Ephraim, Utah. My dad was a highway patrolman, so I couldn't get away with much! I married my sweetheart in the Manti, Utah Temple. We were excited to start our lives and a forever family, but unfortunately we were not able to have any children. That was so hard! we became foster parents, we loved the children, and it was so hard to send them back, but I hope and pray because of the love we shared with them and the gospel principles we had in our home, they were better for being with us. We lived in Arizona for 10 years and moved back to Spanish Fork Utah where I had back surgery and was placed in a situation where I had to accept the help of others which was hard! I was so glad that I moved there I met my best friend and her children, and they adopted me as the other mom and their kids call me grandma. The next hardship I was to endure was the loss of my sweetheart, he was killed in a trucking accident while he was working. Without My Heavenly Father, and the gospel I would not have made it.

Why I am a Mormon

I am a Mormon because of the tender mercies that our Heavenly Father provides for me. The influence that my mother had on me growing up. My mother always went to church with us, and I am glad that she was so faithful to do that. My mother tried very hard to do family prayer, and family home evenings. once I was married and we moved to Phoenix Az. living in the mission field, opened up my eyes to see another life. Living in Utah I had been around the gospel so now it was not so prevalent, I grew to understand the importance of the gospel in my life because now I was around people who were not members. I had to rely on our Ward Family which made me so grateful for the Gospel. I met others away from their families and thru the ward we literally became family. I became friends with some non-members by watch their children, when they found out I was a Mormon they felt they could trust me. I continue to follow the Gospel because I have been blessed to work in the young women organization. Being with them and helping them, and watching their testimony grow has strengthened mine. Knowing the example that my mother was for me, makes me want to be that same kind of example for them. I want to share with you my testimony; I do know this Gospel is true with out a shadow of a doubt, Jesus Christ is our savior and our older brother and he gave his life so we would be able to have the opportunity to live with him again, as long as we follow his teachings, we will be able to have eternal life. I know the Book of Mormon is true and it can help us with our trials, and understanding the gospel, it can inspire us to help us with our daily problems in our lives. I am so Grateful that the gospel is a part of my life. In the name of Jesus Christ Amen.

How I live my faith

Heavenly Father blessed us with many opportunities to be good influence to many children. I've served in many capacities where I have had a chance to serve the children, in the nursery many times, in the primary, and in the Young Women org. and my husband so supportive of all we did. I love the Youth, I have such love for them. I coached softball for about 15 years, and my husband helped and supported me a lot in that. He also loved the youth! My faith grew a lot while I worked in the girls camp program, I served as a ward and Stake camp director and camp leader for over twenty years. The gospel brings a passion in me to be able to server others not only in church but everywhere I can. I have even worked in the cub scout program, probably not my favorite at first but you can't help not to love these 8,9 and 10 year old boys!