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Hi I'm Elena

I work with the Deaf using British Sign Language. I am a mother. I am a wife. I am a Mormon.

About Me

I work in a college supporting the Deaf students. I have done this for 10 years and I love it. I also teach British Sign Language. It is a great job because I do so many different courses with the students, whatever they enrol on, I go.....car mechanics, hairdressing, flower arranging, forensics! I went part time when I had my son, he is an absolute joy. He keeps us busy with his huge personality. I married my husband 3 years ago. We met 6 months before we were engaged....when you know, you know! He is my rock and keeps me from worrying about the little things. He introduced me to snowboarding which I'm not as good as him, but I enjoy. Let's just stay I dont complain when it snows!! I love to read. I wish I could dance. I love to eat. I wish I could cook. I love spending time with my family. I am the middle of 5 girls. It was so much fun growing up. My parents made our home the best place to be. When I used to go to my friends houses I thought I was missing out on whatever was happening at home. I was excited to get back and see what was going on!

Why I am a Mormon

I know that what I am doing and how I live my life is what I'm supposed to be doing. I dont know everything and I am not able to answer every question, but the beauty of this church is that I dont need to. The 'ask for yourself' policy is the best policy. I asked God if it was true for myself and if I hadn't recieved the answer that it was, I wouldnt be doing it. What better way to find out for yourself than to ask. I know that God loves EACH of his children and that Jesus Christ is His son who died for me and everyone else. They want us to be happy, to have a purpose, otherwise what woud be the point.

How I live my faith

My parents were both members of the Mormon church when I was born, I was baptised when I was 8. I still had to find out for myself whether I thought it was true or not. I did this around the age of 16, there was no denying it, I felt it so strongly, I knew it was true. When I was 21 I decided to serve a mission for the church. I went to 'Temple Square' in Salt Lake City, Utah. I loved every minute of it. I gave tours to people that came from all over the world. I showed them around and answered any questions they had about the church. I am still heavily involved in the church today. I am currently responsible for the young women aged 12-18 in the Huddersfield area. With the help of others I organise monthly friday night activities, some week night activities and an annual camp. It is so incredible to see how great the youth can be when they all get together. We have an amazing group of girls and they make me laugh whenever I am with them. It is a privilege to work alongside them.