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Hi I'm Helen

I was born in New Zealand, but now live in England. I work as a molecular biologist. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

My life is filled with many things, both challenges and fun times. I work full time as a researcher in the lab during the day, and are able to devote time to my friends, family and hobbies in the evening. Most of my family are spread around the world, but thanks to modern technology, I still feel close to them. They are a great strength and support for me. I have several interests and hobbies that fill up the remainder of my waking hours. I love doing family history research, where I find out about my ancestors. I enjoy doing needlecraft, such as sewing, knitting and crocheting. I love listening to soothing music, and reading books. My life is a quiet, yet busy one. I come from a loving family, who brought me up to believe in Jesus Christ and his restored Church. I have much to be thankful for.

Why I am a Mormon

My parents were members of the church when I was born, so I was brought up believing in Jesus and the teachings of the restored gospel. However, when I was 12, I knew I could not just take my parents' word that the gospel was correct - I wanted and needed to have the testimony for myself. So I prayed to Heavenly Father, and asked that he would confirm to me that what I had been taught was the truth. He revealed to me that it was true through the Holy Ghost. There was not great revelation - just a simple, yet powerful confirmation that He is there, He loves me, and what I have been taught is true. This has been confirmed to me again and again as I try to live His teachings. The receiving of a testimony needs not to be some great and dramatic event, it's the quite confirmation that he is there that touches our heart and lets us know he loves us.

How I live my faith

I have always been a member of the church, so I have grown up knowing about Jesus and our purpose in life. I am a newly called Primary President in my ward, which I feel is an honour, as it gives me the chance to enrich the minds of the young leaders of tomorrow. As a single woman, I feel blessed to be given care of so many precious children, and hope I can become a good leader for them. I also find that sincere, thoughtful prayer and daily reading of the scriptures gives me support and strengthens me throughout the day, especially in these troubling times. I also go visiting teaching, where we go in pairs to visit other sisters in the ward, so we are like a network of womanhood, there to strengthen and help one another.

What does Mormonism teach regarding baptism?

I was baptised when I was 8 years old. I had reached an age when I understood what baptism meant, what covenants I was going to make with Heavenly Father, and the consequences of my actions. We believe that all people who have the capacity to be accountable for their actions should be baptised. By being baptised, we are making special covenants with Heavenly Father that we will obey his commandments, always remember Him and be an example to others. Show more Show less