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Hi I'm Gina Linnet D.

I'm a stay at home mom to three boys. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I married my husband in the Mesa, AZ temple in 2003. Since then we have welcomed three boys into the world. I am a stay at home mom, so my day-to-day life consists of reading picture books, potty training, cooking, cleaning and pretending to be a monster of some kind. I finished my college degree in 2007, and plan to return to the workforce, at least part time, after my children are all in school.

Why I am a Mormon

I am a Mormon because I truly believe in this gospel. I have prayed and received answers to those prayers; this is the true gospel of Jesus Christ. This church gives us so many answers: why we are here, where we came from, where we will go after we die, how we can spend eternity with those that we love, how we can find true happiness in this world. I know that the principles taught by this gospel are responsible for my happiness in this life. Being a member of this church doesn't erase all of my problems; it simply gives me the tools and the perspective to handle all of life's challenges. I love my Savior and my Heavenly Father, and this church keeps me close to them, and teaches me how to bring my children and loved ones closer to them as well.

How I live my faith

My current calling is to play piano for the primary (school-aged children) on Sundays. Since I still have a young baby with me (one child is in Primary, and another is in the Nursery for 1-3 year olds), this calling is a blessing for us. I am able to keep the baby close and take care of him quickly in between songs. I love watching the young children learn about the gospel; it is such a boost to my testimony to see these beautiful little children learning the most simple and profound truths that will serve as a foundation for the rest of their lives. I also serve as a Visiting Teacher. As a Visiting Teacher, I go with another woman to visit other women within our ward. During our visits, we teach simple lessons about the gospel, talk about their lives, their families and their needs.

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

Gina Linnet D.
We believe that welfare services are to help those who truly are in need and are genuinely trying to better themselves. Food or money can help a family going through difficult times. Job-related assistance can help put a breadwinner back on his or her feet to be able to support their family as quickly as possible. Show more Show less

Why are only some Mormons allowed into temples? Is there something secret going on in Mormon Temples? What goes on in Mormon Temples?

Gina Linnet D.
The temples are the most sacred of places on this earth. Only those who choose to follow God's commandments as completely as possible are able to enter the temple. We are married to our spouses, sealed for time and all eternity to our families and covenant with the Lord to obey his commandments. Nothing secret happens in the temples; it is simply sacred work. We don't wish to exclude anyone from the temples; in fact, quite the contrary. We would love for all people to live worthy of temple blessings by being baptized and following the commandments of the Lord. Anyone can choose to live a life rich in the gospel and participate in the sacred ordinances of the temple. Show more Show less