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Hi I'm Malinda

About Me

I am a single adult striving to better myself. I work with teenagers who have mental health and learning difficulties. I have a dog who keeps me company. I participate in a book group, work with Cub Scouts, am working on developing quilting and gardening skills.

Why I am a Mormon

I have been thinking about this question for a while. I was blessed to be born to parents who are members of the LDS church. I was raised with the teachings of the church. However, I have my storehouse of personal experiences. Prayers answered. Peace rewarded. And joy discovered. Thus, I have decided to accept and follow the doctrines and principles of the restored Gospel of Jesus Christ. I am currently striving to gain understanding of God's grace. I hope as I learn more of the Lord's willingness to forgive I will be able to allow imperfections in myself. Thus continues the cycle of learning.

How I live my faith

I love teaching the gospel when ever I am given the opportunity. I also get to help plan activities for Single Adults. We usually have at least one sister who takes on the responsibility of making sure meals are taken to those in need. These include families with new mothers, critically ill, and those who have suffered a lose. I am grateful for the opportunity to help at such a time. It is at these times you want to do something, but aren't sure what you can do. Attending weekly worship service is a trademark of the faithful. However, I believe it is about the choices we make 7 days a week that show what we really believe.

What is the Mormon lifestyle like? How do Mormons live?

Three years ago I would have said "like everyone else." However, I currently work with youth who are in the custody of the state. During these last three years I have learned that Mormons live peaceful lives. Many of us are not aware of how blessed we are. With a focus on the family and self reliance many "Mormons" are known to be hard workers. They are usually trusted at school, home, and in their community. Where others may buy things to pay later, we have been canceled to avoid debt. Therefore, we may be in more modest homes. Drive cars which fit our needs rather than our desires. While these might be similarities there are also vast differences. "Mormons" are doctors, teachers, politicians, plumbers, architects, accountants, electricians, dentists, military personnel, musicians, athletes, authors, and law enforcement officers. They may hunt, fish, paint, volunteer, raft, climb mountains, or scuba dive. Show more Show less