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Hi I'm Elaine

I'm an artist, a pianist, a chef and I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I am a wife and mother of three girls. When I have a few minutes of free time I cook, blog, read, watercolor, craft, and play the piano. I enjoy traveling and while I been many places in the world, I hope to travel to far away lands again when my children are grown. For now I am content with camping, hiking, learning photography and being with friends and family. I have a Masters Degree in Speech-Language Pathology and enjoy helping people recover from stroke and other ailments.

Why I am a Mormon

I believe in Jesus Christ and in His atoning sacrifice. I know that his atonement allows me to be with my family forever. His gospel brings peace to my life and I can not imagine living my life without the knowledge I have of His plan for me and for my family. I am a Mormon because I know that the Gospel of Jesus Christ in it's fullness is the theology of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latterday Saints. I have read the Book of Mormon and prayed to know of its truth. I have prayed to know that Joseph Smith was a prophet of the Lord who in deed restored His true gospel to the earth. I have listened to the counsel and commands of our living Prophets and prayed to know that the Lord speaks through them. I have felt the warming fire of the Holy Ghost confirm again and again to me that these things are true.

How I live my faith

I try to wake up everyday with a renewed desire to be a little better. My goal is to be a better mother, wife, and member of our community and church. I try to be sensitive to needs and opportunities to serve. By doing so, I will be able to make someone's burdens easier to bare, to make someone's life more joyful - which makes me more joyful! I am far from perfect!. I am human - forgetful, selfish, easily distracted and often exhausted. But with the powerful tool of prayer and help from my Savior, Jesus Christ I can increase in patience and I can be more selfless. He can strengthen me to have energy and to have the knowledge and wisdom to know how to use my talents to meet the needs of my family and those that I serve.

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

Mormon women are as diverse and unique as women across the world because the Church of Jesus Christ of Latterday Saints is a worldwide church, but we all share the same faith and the same desire to serve our Savior Jesus Christ. Mormon women are human and are not perfect. While we are trying to do our best, we all make mistakes. Many Mormon women are mothers, grandmothers, and aunts. Many Mormon women are talented professionals who enrich their workplace with their knowledge. Many Mormon women are students and missionaries. Most Mormon women have a responsibility and stewardship within the church. These "callings" are voluntary and most women sacrifice much of their personal time to help and serve within the church. Many Mormon women are involved in serving in their communities and schools. Yes! We believe in equality of men and women. Men and women have different roles and responsibilities but those roles and responsibilities are of equal importance in the church, in the home, and in the community. We believe that the family is the most fundamental and important unit of society. We believe that there is a greater likelihood for happy and peaceful homes when a mother and father are in the home. We believe that a women's most important and sacred duty is to be a mother. Show more Show less