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Hi I'm Erlene!

Adoptive mother, grandmother, cancer survivor, and the eyes through which my husband sees the world. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I grew up in Nevada, but have spent my adult life in Utah. My husband and I have been married for 38 years; it is hard to imagine the time has passed so quickly. We adopted four children; two as infants and two who were older. We now have seven beautiful grandchildren. My husband was visually limited when we were married, and has now been totally blind for about fifteen years. He has been an inspiration to many as he courageously steps forward in life in spite of his challenges. He has lost his "sight" but not his "vision." Currently we are serving a senior couple mission in northeast Georgia. The Lord has blessed us richly for our service to Him. I love reading, letter-writing and scrapbooking. I crochet to relax, and enjoy cooking as well. And I love being a Mormon!

Why I am a Mormon

I was born into a Mormon family, and was raised in the Mormon faith. But I am a Mormon because of the deep and abiding spiritual testimony I have gained for myself of the truth of the principles of the gospel. I have "experimented upon the word," testing the principles and commandments and finding that they truly do bring me joy and peace.

How I live my faith

I believe with all my heart in the reality of Jesus Christ and His mission as our Savior. I study the scriptures, and try to live as He would have me live. I do this as an expression of my love for HIm, and my faith in Him. I love my Father in Heaven, and acknowledge His blessings in my life. I strive always to serve others, express love and encouragement to all, and strengthen my family. This giving of myself brings me great joy and fulfillment.

To what do you attribute the growth of the Church?

The Church and the principles of the gospel have brought peace and joy into my life. Particularly in times of distress or crisis, I find hope in the teachings of the Savior and the Prophets; even an anchor for my life. It is to this I attribute the growth of the Church. People who are earnestly seeking for the presence of the spirit in their lives, people who are searching for hope and peace and stability, find that the teachings of this Church resonate with their spirits and they want to be a part of it. In this world of chaos and sin, more and more people find themselves seeking for something better ... and this Church has something better to offer them. Show more Show less