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Hi I'm Helen

I'm a Mormon. I grew up in the state of Washington, USA. A beautiful part of Heavenly Father's vineyard.

About Me

I am the mother of four children, 12 grandchildren and 7 great grandchildren. I married shortly after graduating from high school and was a stay at home mom for forty two years. Gardening is my passion. If it were possible I would have every flowering plant that God has created in my yard. But alas, deer come into my yard daily. The only flowering plant they leave alone are my black-eyed Susans and hydranga. Over the years I developed many talents and have enjoyed sewing, knitting, and countless craft projects. For twenty five years I had a home based upholstery business. I loved giving peoples furniture a "make over". I also discovered I had a talent for flower arranging and found great joy in making the dreams of many brides come true.

Why I am a Mormon

I was converted to the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and baptized in 1963. Growing up in a non-Christian home I did not know my Savior. Learning that I was a child of God, changed my life. To be part of a lay-church with no paid ministry affords members to grow and develop talents as they work in the various organizations of the Church. It was hard at first to believe in my own abilities to fulfill the assignments I was asked to do. However, I soon learned I could trust my Heavenly Father to assist me. In the beginning I grew very slowly. I marvel at the patience of those I served with. I worked with so many wonderful members whose “bright light” allowed me to know that I was in the right place. In time I was called to serve in leadership positions myself. It has been an amazing experience to feel the influence of the Holy Ghost whenever I need guidance and direction on how to develop a program or teach a lesson. After forty nine years as a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints my testimony has grown from that tiny seed to a vibrant strong and mighty “tree”. Though the storms of life may swirl around me, I know in whom I can trust and all is well.

How I live my faith

I have enjoyed being able to be a positive influence in the lives of so many of the young women in the Church. The years I spent working with the 12 to 18 years old girls has brought many blessings into my life. To still be part of the lives of many who are now mother's raising families of their own brings me great joy. The gospel seems to erase the age differences. I have developed a love for family history work. Nothing brings more satisfaction than assisting others to seek out their ancestors.