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Hi I'm Elaine

I'm a wife and a stay-at-home mom of two. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I am first generation American-born Chinese. My parents are from Hong Kong and Taiwan. I joined the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints when I was 19. I met two sister missionaries while attending the University of Florida on a campus of 40,000+ students. I am a wife of a chiropractor and mother of two amazing daughters who have presented me with the biggest challenge and most rewarding experiences of my life.

Why I am a Mormon

I am a Mormon because Heavenly Father has blessed me to have the Gospel here on this earth. I faced some humbling challenges when I was 19 that helped me to turn to Him and my Savior Jesus Christ. The Gospel has given me an eternal perspective that helps me have true profound happiness. It has given me the opportunity to be sealed to my family eternally and to have the guidance and comfort of the Spirit continually just by being obedient.

How I live my faith

I currently serve in the Young Women program (young women aged 12-18) within the Church. With this calling I have been able to see the strength of the youth who have been prepared for this time to face some of the most daunting challenges of today's world. I have witnessed how the Gospel can change lives and help overcome these challenges. Also as a mother of young children I see how much my faith will influence my daughters' security in the world. They will know, as I know, that they have a loving Father in Heaven and a Savior that will help them recognize and reach their full potentials. I know that my place as a mother is and will be the most important work I will ever do.

What are Mormon women like? Do Mormons believe in equality of men and women?

Elaine
When I first met women of the Church I saw people of many walks of life. Some seemed like they were born and bred to be moms- they sewed, cooked, crafted, journaled, and scrapbooked. Others were a little bit rougher around the edges- they enjoyed rock music, dyed their hair black, and barely knew how to boil water. Deep down, though, they all had a love for the Savior Jesus Christ and had a testimony of the Restored Gospel. We all come together from different families and backgrounds but we are all striving in this life to follow His example. Men and women are not equal in the Church in that they hold different positions within the Church and in families, but equal in purpose. Men are able to hold the Priesthood, but women have the innate ability to nurture children in a way that men cannot seem to touch. As former Apostle Matthew Cowley stated, "Men have to have something given to them in mortality to make them saviors of men, but not mothers, not women. They are born with an inherent right, an inherent authority, to be the saviors of human souls . . . and the regenerating force in the lives of God's children." Husband and wife, together, help each other to receive the Lord's glory. Show more Show less