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Hi I'm Elaine

I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I am a Mormon. I have always been a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saint, and I love being a part of this wonderful church. I am a native of Arizona. I grew up down the street from the Mesa AZ Temple, and even though I am now 69, when I am on the temple grounds I feel like I am home. I have seven brothers and one sister, two sons and three daughters, and eleven beautiful grandchildren that are the joy of my life. I love to read. My favorite book that I have read lately is "The Hiding Place." I also enjoyed recently reading "The Help." I have the best job in the whole world. I work at Deseret Industries where I am privileged to interact with many of Heavenly Father's children that are challenged and struggling in so many ways. What a joy it is to spend my time trying to help people to change their lives for good. What a blessing it has been for me to love and serve them.

Why I am a Mormon

I am a Mormon because I love the Book of Mormon and I know it is true. I hope that I am able to make the choices in this life that will allow me to know some of the wonderful people that I have read about and learned to love in that wonderful book. I also love the Book of Mormon because it has helps me to understand the Old Testament and the New Testament better. It has helped me to understand what it truly means to be a daughter of God. I am so grateful to know that I lived with my Heavenly Father and Jesus Christ before I came to this earth, that I am here now to gain a body, and to learn, progress and to be tested. I am so grateful to the Savior for his Atonement and Crucifixion. I know also that death is really just entering into the next phase of my life where I can continue to progress to become more like the Savior before my final judgment. I love knowing that we have a living Prophet to head this wonderful Church. Just as the prophets in the scriptures guided the people that lived in their dispensations of time, our prophets today do the same. What a blessing that is for me to have that guidance in my life as a light for me during these challenging times. I know this church is true because the Holy Ghost has testified this knowledge to me through a warm feeling in my bosom so many times, and I cannot deny it.

How I live my faith

I have to continually make choices in my life that will keep my faith alive. I have found that the more I study the scriptures the easier it is for me to have this faith. I love to talk to my Heavenly Father through prayer as well. I know that He loves me more than I can comprehend. It is so wonderful to communicate with someone that is all knowing and has my best interest in mind. It has been difficult for me to stay faithful at times with so many continual struggles along the way. But, I know that Heavenly Father will not forsake me and will not give me any trial that is too much for me to bear. I love Him with all of my heart. I often contemplate how the Savior loved me so much that He chose to take upon my sins through His suffering so that I am able to repent along the way; but I know that is exactly what He did. He was that only one that was able to do this for me. My goal in this life is to stay faithful to the things I know to be true.