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Hi I'm Evelyn

I love life and learning. I'm a complementary therapist and work at home. I'm a Mormon

About Me

I'm a wife, mother of four wonderful children and have four even better grandchildren. I enjoy studying and learning. My first qualification was Nursery Nursing, then ECDL, Art and Design, Secretarial studies, Anatomy and Physiology, then over a dozen complementary therapies, and still learning. I love my job as I can choose my hours and days to work but mostly because it gives me a tremendous sense of satisfaction to be able to help and serve others. My children and grandchildren are a great delight to my husband and I. Our three daughters and grandchildren live close by so we are able to spend time with them often. Our only son and his wife (and Bruce the dog) live in Melbourne, Australian and we miss them terribly. Right now my main hobby is card making. I enjoy creating new designs and often meet with friends to share ideas and work together. I also love to cook and bake. I guess I'm a crazy crafter and have loved creating many things over the years. Each Christmas, my gifts to family and friends were always hand made. I've done quilting, dressmaking, fancy dress costumes, cross stitch, paintings, wall hangings, macrame, felt making and more. A dream talent I'd like to have is to be able to dance well. My husband came to dancing lessons with me for five years when time was more available but we hardly ever get the chance to dance now. I love to work in the garden, once i've forced myself out there, and find it very peaceful and satisfying. Life is wonderful.

Why I am a Mormon

Ive been a Mormon all of my life. My mum and dad were baptised in 1952, before I was born. I did what my parents did. They took me to church which in those days was in someone's home, then in halls and centres when we became too many people for a house. As a child I went through a stage when I didn't want to go to church. I refused and stayed at home with one of my older siblings. Then I changed my mind and started to go again. As a teenager I had to find out for myself if I really wanted to be a Mormon. And I did. I prayed and read the Book Of Mormon and seriously thought about what I wanted out of my life. The knowledge of the truthfulness of the gospel of Jesus Christ came to me with such a sure and real confirmation to mind and my heart that I knew, I knew it was right, I knew it was what I wanted, I knew God loved me, I knew I was one of His children, I knew he had a plan for me and I wanted to be a part of that. It isn't always easy but nothing worth while ever is. The rewards I feel are beyond description. My mind is alert and uncluttered when I go to bed at a reasonable hour and get up nice and early. My heart if free and light when I choose to be honest and hard working. My body is free from many illnesses and restrictions when I choose to avoid anything that might harm me. I love to feel the guidance of my Heavenly Father every day when I pray and study and include Him in my life.

How I live my faith

I've been a Mormon all of my life and I love my Heavenly Father and Jesus Christ. I think about my religion every day. The experiences that I have gained through serving in the church has helped me in all areas of my life. As i child I had the opportunity to stand and give a short talk in front of my peers often. We listened to each other and it didn't matter if I made a mistake, I knew I was loved and among friends. I stood in front of over 500 people at a church conference when I was only 15 years old and gave a talk about how much God loved each one of his children equally, no matter who we were. I was terrified at the time but it helped me realise my own potential and gave me confidence to go on to do other 'brave' things even when i felt inadequate. I have taught the children in Sunday School and love to help them see how special they all are. I have also served with the youth and we have shared many skills and talents with one another. I love to spend time with the other adult women in our congregation. Sometimes we go for walks, share talents, look after one another through sickness or when moving house or having children and enjoy celebrating with each other too. My calling right now is in Public Affairs. The church does lots of wonderful things for people and countries all over the world. You don't have to be a Mormon to receive help from our members. God is 'no respect or of persons' and neither are we. If anyone is in the need and the church and its members have the ability to help, they will. We have helped local Charities with Gardening projects, clear grounds at the church of another Faith, paint at a children's centre, helped prepare a sensory garden at a special needs school and many other things. Over the years I have made friends with ministers from other Faiths and local government and community leaders. I have found that many people have had incorrect information about the church and its teachings and have helped dispel many myths and untruths.