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Hi I'm Elenor Lynn Puefua

I'm a Mormon.

About Me

My husband and I just celebrated our 20 year wedding anniversary earlier this year. We have five beautiful children. Four girls and one boy. They range from 20 years old to 6 years old. I have been a convert since the age of 22. I love that my children embrace the gospel and that they have strong testimonies of the church's teachings. I wouldn't be the person that I am today without the love and guidance that I receive from my family and ward family. They truly love me.

Why I am a Mormon

I was raised with catholic beliefs. I married into a strong LDS family. I have been offered lessons by missionaries quite a few times. But was never interested. I did respect and admire what the church did for not only their members but also for the non members. One day, I met an elder who happened to stop in our home state because he was waiting for his visa to clear. Turns out that he was also a relative of my in-laws. Which would explain my encounter with this elder. Upon talking with him, it turns out that the country he was going to serve his mission was the country where I was born. An instant bond formed because I knew he would be going there to help my people. I felt the desire to accept the missionary lessons and was then baptized. After my baptism, this elder's visa was cleared and was ready to leave. I was so very grateful that he was able to stay and baptize me. To this day, we still keep in touch. He now has a beautiful family of his own. I know that there is a reason why we cross paths with people. I truly believe that this elder was sent to me prior to him going to serve his mission in another country. I know that this is the true church. I love my Heavenly Father and I know that he loves each and every one of us and knows the desires of our hearts.

How I live my faith

I have been a full time employee for as long as I can remember. I was thankful everyday for my job. But I was also a little sad that there was so little time to spend with my family by the end of the day. One day, an opportunity came to me where I would be able to work part time at the elementary school where two of my children attend. I weighed the positives and negatives and in the end, I decided to take the part time job. We also just recently moved. It took a while for me and my children to become adjusted to our new surroundings and our new ward family. I received a calling to be a first counselor in the young women's program. Something that I have never done before. But I was grateful that I had my daughters to help me. I embraced that calling and loved serving. Our president was preparing to move out of the ward boundaries. I was then called to serve as the new young women's president. I felt nervous, overwhelmed and scared all rolled in one. But I knew that Heavenly Father would never give me anything that I couldn't handle. I guess it was my time to grow. I love the young women we have in our ward. They are truly daughters of our Heavenly Father. I honestly believe that by taking that part time job, I was now able to focus more time with my family and with my new calling. I felt truly blessed.