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Hi I'm Elizabeth

I'm from Canada. I love to quilt and adore my family. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I'm a 51 year old married mother of three handsome grown sons, two of whom are married. I'm still waiting on grandchildren, but recently discovered my daughter-in-law is expecting in September and am very excited to be a 'memaw'. My youngest son still lives at home with us. I work full time in the oil industry as a CAD technologist for a small drilling fluids company. In my spare time I love to quilt, and belong to two quilting groups. I often teach as well. I like to help people as I am able, and try to do as much charity work as I can (which often involves quilting). Although I do treasure my quiet times, I'm generally quite outgoing and love people. I try to fill my life with as much learning and fun as I can, so you will rarely find me in front of the TV (well, unless I'm folding laundry), preferring to find a more constructive use for my time.

Why I am a Mormon

I was raised in the church as the seventh of ten children, however I rebelled against it in my mid teens and became inactive. Some years later through a caring hometeaching couple I came to desire to know for myself if the church was true. I read the Book of Mormon and prayed to know if it was true. The experience I had there on my knees was unforgettable. I felt that I was enveloped in love and warmth, and literally felt that my spirit was being lifted from the darkness I had been experiencing. I knew then that the Book of Mormon was true. Through my life my testimony has grown and grown. The more I study, pray and try to keep the commandments, the more I see God's hand guiding me in my life, and the more He sheds knowledge, understanding and pure light down upon me. I am so grateful to the Saviour for His love and the sacrifice He made. I am so grateful that He reached down to me in my darkest place, and rescued me. I am so grateful that He willingly suffered and gave His perfect life so that my sins can be forgiven. I am grateful that He plays and active role in my life today. It is more than reading about and following a historical figure. I know He loves me and guides my choices each day, leading me gently back to Him. 

How I live my faith

At church I serve as Education Councillor in the Relief Society. This means I assist the president in all facets of running Relief Society in my ward, but more especially I ensure the Sunday lessons run smoothly, teach and support my group of teachers, and am in charge of the music program. I can tell you it keeps me hopping, but it is so wonderful to have the opportunity to serve and get to know all my ward sisters better. I had no idea I would enjoy this calling as much as I do. As well, I visit teach two ladies in the ward each month. My companion is one of the new members in the ward, and so I get to be an example to her of service to my ward sisters. I'm grateful for this chance, as it means I get to pass on service that has been given to me in the past. The Lord has blessed me with many talents, among which is a pretty fair soprano voice, so I try to sing with the choir as often as I can. I love to study the gospel and read the scriptures daily, usually morning and night. I also read quite a bit of other church material, such as the Ensign magazine and church books. Recently I discovered indexing, which is a program the church has to digitally capture names from government and church records. This information is then made available to people want to do family history research. I try to index at least a batch or two of names each week, and am also an arbitrator, so spend some time doing that as well. I try to help in my community as I am able too. I make at least two quilts for charity each year, and also head up the adopt-a-family program at my work each Christmas. I often teach my quilting skills to others, and try to help them as they learn this skill to serve others. My life is busy and full, but I try to take advantage of as many opportunities to serve my fellow man as I can.