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Hi I'm Elaine.

An awesome guy's wife; Entrepreneurial marketing professional; Chinese; Convert. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

Hi, I am Elaine. I live in Canada's beautiful west coast. My dear husband and I work together on our own real estate business from home, where I can create awesome marketing campaigns while doing laundry and cooking lunch. I love my job and flexibility. I was trained as an architect, and hold a master degree in business. Education is very important to me and my family. I encourage all young women to pursue their passion without being shackled by certain culture or opinion of others. I enjoy cooking and eating fresh food. I am always looking for new recipes to test, and also try my best to avoid eating "food-like" products. I love it when my guests can't get enough of my food. I love reading ever since I was a little girl. Pride and Prejudice is my all-time favorite novel, and the Count of Monte Cristo is a close second. I enjoy watching movies & musicals, decorating my home and keeping everything organized. I love my life. It is far from perfect, but I can see the many blessings. I am grateful.

Why I am a Mormon

I joined the Church 3.5 years ago at the invitation of my husband (at that time, boyfriend). My life changed for the better. I am a skeptic all my life, so I did lots of research before being baptized. I read the Gospel Principle (a book) and realized that if I followed all the commandments, I would be nothing but a good person. So why not give it (baptism) a try? At that time, the temple in my area just finished construction, and I had the chance to tour before it's closed to the public. During the tour, I felt so touched and my tears just kept coming out. At the time I thought it was so silly to cry for no reason, but now I know it was the Holy Ghost testifying truth to me. I then finished reading the Book of Mormon, gained a basic testimony and got baptized. Being a member of the Church doesn't mean I am immune to challenges and adversities. Did I mention that I was pretty rebellious too? There were times that I was frustrated with the challenges Lord put me through, and I would not pray for help. Fortunately, Lord is patient enough to wait for me to turn around every time. When my faith grew, life got better. Each time I go through a cycle like this, I have a better understanding of the gospel and my heavenly father. My faith strengthens. My life is so much easier with a simple & wonderful guideline to follow. I know in my life, I go through many challenges without people knowing about them, and I am sure everyone else, like me, is facing his/her unique trials. It reminds me to love unconditionally without being judgmental. It's hard at times, but I am learning and getting better at it. I love my life, the life full of trials. I know as long as I follow the Lord and keep the commandments, I will get the life which is designed just for me and never be lost.

How I live my faith

I served as a teacher for a few 8 year olds for a year. Every Sunday, I spent 2 hours with the children. I told them scripture stories from the Bible and the Book of Mormon, and taught (or tried to) them to choose the right. Then we sang songs and played games together until their parents' Sunday class were "dismissed". These children were precious and I liked "my job" a lot. Right now, I am a ward missionary. When the full-time missionaries (the guys in white shirts with name tags or the girls in cute long skirts) need me, I go out with them to lessons. Every Sunday, our ward will have an "army" of members go out to visit those who cannot make it to church. We'll check if they need any help, deliver a short & simple spiritual message and lots of love. Missionary work is not easy for me as I am usually not a conversation starter, but I try to do what I can to make the full-time missionaries' life easier.