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Hi I'm Linda

Yep, I'm one of those fantastic Mormons! And I love it! Why not check us out? You just may be pleasantly surprised.

About Me

Yep, I'm one of those Mormons and I'm loving it! I am a grandmother with 22 fantastic grandchildren and 3 great grandchildren. My softball and water-skiing days are over but WOW, what fun to watch the grandkids (and yes, some of my kids) participate in sporting events, recitals, concerts, plays and any other number of exciting adventures. I took early retirement to care for my mother until she passed away. And I've been blessed live with my daughter and family so that I didn't have to go back to work.

Why I am a Mormon

Have I reached perfection yet? Nope, I still have a LONG way to go but there is one principle that I am perfect on. That is my faith. This life hasn't dealt me a pat hand or an easy road but once I was actually converted when I was 19 years old, I have never waivered in my faith in Jesus Christ or His gospel. Can I quote scripture? Uh, no. I'll never be a scriptorian & I sometime struggle with understanding what I read in the scriptures. But there are others that help me understand and my Heavenly Father has answered me when I've prayed to know if all this is true. I was baptized when I was 8 but the true conversion didn't happen until I was 19. Do I understand everything fully? Not yet. Do I have some questions to which I won't have answers until the next life? Yes. Is there life after this life? Absolutely! Do I always make the right choices? Unfortunately, no. But I believe with all my heart that my Heavenly Father and my older brother Jesus Christ, refuse to give up on me. They pick me up when I stumble and fall, dust me off, stand me on my feet and encourage me to try again. Being divorced is not always easy in this very family-oriented church, but I don't want to be anywhere else. It's my choice whether I want to be uninvolved, sit alone or go sit by someone else that's alone and make a new friend. I've always felt welcome and have been loved by other members of the church. It is more my own feelings of being the "5th wheel" or "odd man out" that I am overcoming. I am a valued spirit daughter of my Heavenly Father and He loves me! My older brother sacrificed His life for me in an agonizing atoning death. I just pray that I can be worthy of that selfless sacrifice. So take a leap of faith and check us out. Go to a Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints church meeting. Or take time to talk to some of the young men or women who wear those black name tags when they knock on your door or talk to you at the store. Life can only get better!

How I live my faith

Eons ago, I was active in our community by coaching my growing children's teams in soccer, little league, softball, basketball and taught them how to swim and water ski amongst teaching them how to clean their room. In our church, we have sports events for the youth (12-18) and I was a very active person in the coaching and organizing of the special events. Can you imagine, I also was a men's basketball ref and softball umpire? Loved those days. I've also taught classes for about every age from 3-90 years, served 8 years as the head life guard at a girls' camp, a choir director (very small branch was really desperate), and oh the list goes on. Right now I'm teaching a wonderful class of 7-8 year olds who are getting ready for baptism or have been baptized this year and they are the best class every (of course I'd say that about all my classes). The REAL exciting news is that I'm preparing to serve a senior mission (yeah, I'm one of those old timers). I will be working in the Czech Republic as a Records Preservationist digitally recording archive records for genealogy purposes. I'm am both ecstatic and little nervous. This will be a whole new adventure for me. Thankfully, most of the people speak English. So wish me luck!

What is the purpose of the welfare services of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints?

Linda
There was a time in my married life when we were blessed with the help from the fantastic Church welfare program. Please understand it is not meant to be a lifestyle!! It is there to help families get back on their feet when experiencing job loss, unable to work due to health issues, natural disasters, and such. It helped us survive until we were once again able to support our family and their needs. Show more Show less