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Hi I'm Helen

I'm a Mormon....A Mormon from Scotland!!!!

About Me

I have been a member of the Church of Jesus Christ since I was 2 - I guess my whole life. My parents joined the church in Scotland. I have moved around a lot, having a father who was navy and then police. I have lived throughout Scotland but also England and have ended up here in the States. I met my husband in England as he served his mission for the church and moved to TX 6 years ago. My life is hectic with an almost three year old little girl, and little boy almost here, working full time for a bank and a busy church life. My husband is a pilot and works for his father's business too. We are busy but happy. Our family is our focus. We live close to my husband's family and get to skype my family every week. Modern technology:)

Why I am a Mormon

Many feel that the church is a cult, that we practice polygamy, that we are not Christian, and that our children are brainwashed. I got to a point in my life as I entered adulthood where it became apparent that I had to find myself, what I really believed in and what was important. I am a slightly stubborn, independent individual - the oldest of my siblings (recognize those traits:)) and the time came for me to really see what it was that was important. As I began that little journey of discovery, it was the teachings that I had throughout my life on my savior that came through. For folks that do not believe that we are Christian - look to the very name of the church. Do we use the Book of Mormon - of course. Do we use the Bible - absolutely. If you look at both of my copies of these powerful books you will see that they literally are my workbooks of life. I have learned so much about Jesus Christ, who he was and is, his teachings, the effects of his life for me personally, my relationship with him and my Father in Heaven and have had witnesses from the Holy Spirit of the things that I have read. I don't need my parents or teachers at church to tell me who I am or what to believe when I can get on my knees and directly ask my Father what is true in the things that I read. That is how I came to know that being a 'Mormon' is not what I am but who I am and I am proud to say that I am a Mormon.

How I live my faith

We are a very active congregation of folks. I have gone to church every Sunday for the majority of my life, and once a week for our youth group activities once I was 12. I try to live my belief system in my daily life by watching how I talk, what I allow myself to be exposed to, how I am around my friends, colleagues, try to work on being a decent citizen and living according to the laws of the land, etc etc. Its not good enough to just be a member of the church on Sundays. Its about attempting to emulate the traits of Christ every day. I am so far from being perfect in all of this but its nice to have that faith and hope that I can be better every day as I try.