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Hi I'm Linda

I am a first-generation Mormon. I grew up while my dad served in the U.S. Air Force, giving me a real love for country.

About Me

I am a sister, wife, mother and grandmother. I enjoy creating things so I have tried my hand at various things. I have decided at my age to settle on just a very few that I most enjoy doing and that would be quilting, cooking and reading. My mom use to make those felt Christmas stockings with beads and sequens from kits. She made one for each of my kids and some of my grandkids. I thought they were awesome and a lot of work. When she died and my kids married and more grandkids came along, I, of course, had to take up the craft myself to be sure everyone had one. It is still a lot of work, but now I can see why my mom did it. I love her and miss her. I love being a Mormon.

Why I am a Mormon

I was introduced to the Church by a friend. That friend introduced me to a Stake Missionary friend of hers. That Stake Missionary and his companion came to teach me one day without any notice. My first instinct was to be angry, but a much better instinct took over - I prayed. I prayed to listen and to understand and to know the Lord's will for me. He answered that prayer by my helping me to know that His Gospel has been restored through a prophet He called for that purpose. I have always known that our Heavenly Father knows us and loves us and thought, "Why wouldn't He call prophets in these days to teach and guide us just as He had done anciently?" I am grateful for His blessings.

How I live my faith

I exercise my faith in Jesus Christ by accepting opportunities that have been extended to me to serve in my Ward (and at times, in the Stake). When I joined the Church, I was extremely shy. Through those various opportunities, the Lord has stretched me and helped me to learn and to grow. My mom, also very shy, said to me once that she could not believe what I do in the Church. She had seen me grow so much - to be able to give a talk in Church, to teach a class, to be in a leadership position, etc. The Lord, if we are willing and faithful, teaches us to be more than we think we can be. I am so grateful for that. I love Him so much and want to serve Him by serving others.