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Hi I'm Effie

I live in China, love to travel and love spending time with my family. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I grew up in a small community in Idaho. My husband and I married over 23 years ago. We met while going to college. I graduated from college with a math education degree. We have 5 children. I love to water ski and play volleyball. I love to cook and learn new recipes. I also love to travel. While living in China, I don't have as many opportunities to water ski or play volleyball but plenty of opportunities to travel and learn about new foods. I also love learning about a new culture and people. My greatest joy comes through watching my children grow and learn. Family time is a precious commodity to me. Life truly is full of so many wonderful blessings.

Why I am a Mormon

I was raised as a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints. As an adult, I now realize what a huge blessing the Gospel of Jesus Christ is to me. It is extremely helpful in raising my children. The teachings of prophets and the holy scriptures give guidance in daily choices. My children know that no matter where we live that our beliefs never change. The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints is the same in the USA, Great Britain, or China. The Savior and His teachings are constant. We can always feel safe in following his words. As members, we believe in living wholesome clean lifestyles. I am so grateful for the opportunity for my children to learn these same things. I love that they know that we believe in following the Savior Jesus Christ and His example of being kind and serving others. They know that it is important to seek the Lord to help them each day. I am a Mormon because the Gospel leads me to be the best I can become.

How I live my faith

I have had many wonderful opportunities serving in the Church. I have worked with children, youth and adults. At this time, I am serving as a leader for the adult women in our District. While this involves quite a bit of travel, I am loving meeting so many wonderful women. I serve women in four different cities in China. These women are amazing. Most of them are foreigners like me. They are having to learn a new culture and trying to make the best of the opportunities they are having. They are great examples of hard working, sacrificing followers of Jesus Christ. The women are a tremendous support to one another and to many others in their community. I love serving these women.