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Hi I'm Elaine

I am a daughter of God, wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother. My husband and I raised nine wonderful children.

About Me

I enjoy sewing, reading, creating scrapbooks and camping up north. When I was raising my children I sewed most of the dresses for my five daughters. Many years for Easter I would sew matching dresses for them. I also sewed ties, t-shirts and shorts for my four sons.Today my sewing is mostly mending or remodeling clothing or making blankets for newborn grand babies. I enjoy reading the scriptures and books mostly on religious subjects. I enjoy gaining light and knowledge through reading. We take our travel trailer to the cool mountains and I read on the shore while my husband fishes. Now I am grandmother to thirty three grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. One of my favorite things is to spend time with them in their home or in my home for family gatherings. I love their hugs and adorable smiles. They like to perform on the trampoline for me while I clap and cheer them on.

Why I am a Mormon

When I was ten years old I walked in on my mom while she was praying out loud to God. She was kneeling and tears were rolling down her cheeks. Mother was pleading so sincerely that I knew He was right there listening to her. I quietly closed the door. Several nights I heard mom praying out loud after putting us four girls to bed. I remember hoping nothing was wrong because of her intense prayers. Later she told me that she was praying for the truth; to know which church to join. In answer to her prayers, one day two sister missionaries from the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints knocked on the door of our home in Houston, Texas.They said they were looking for truth seekers. My mom and dad began taking missionary lessons. When I asked her about what was going on, mother said she knew this was the true church. Being a wise mother she asked me to pray to find out for myself. She said, "Don't just believe me." One night I knelt to pray to God. I saw no vision. I heard no voices but when I got up from praying I knew that I was to be baptized in God's true church with my parents. I have never doubted the truthfulness of the church. As a child I received a firm testimony that the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints is true. God loves me so very much. Happiness to me is obeying the commandments of God and receiving the promised blessings. When there is a choice to make I ask myself; "What would my Savior do?" The church teaches me to follow my Savior.

How I live my faith

We try to be a good neighbor and citizen. Being a Mormon is not just a Sunday church meeting attendance but a way of life for me. In our home we strive to live the gospel of Jesus Christ every day. It is important to love and serve others; to lift up and bless lives as Christ did when He lived on the earth. Now and when we were raising our family we went to church every Sunday because of the love we feel for our Heavenly Father. While attending church we are spiritually fed by singing the hymns, praying, partaking of the Lord's sacrament, listening to others share their thoughts and testimony, attending classes of instruction and giving church service ourselves. My church calling is ward family history consultant. I work with others on doing their family history. It gives me great satisfaction to help ward members find their ancestors. NOTE: In the published profile feel is spelled fell. NOTE During the week we pray morning and evening, read scriptures daily out loud together and have weekly Family Home Evening. Our children enjoyed gathering for family night to sing songs, share talents, teach lessons, play a game and their favorite was eating refresments. Now my husband and I still meet together one hour on Monday night for Family Home Evening.