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Hi I'm Elaine

I am Canadian, born in Newfoundland. I am the mother of 8 children and have 25 grandchildren, and I'm a Mormon.

About Me

My life revolves around my family. My husband, my 8 wonderful children and my 25 grandchildren are the center of my daily life. I have served in the Church most recently as an early morning seminary teacher. I love to read, especially the scriptures, and I love to knit. I also love to cook and bake, especially for my big family when we gather. Earlier in my life I worked in business with my husband. I have had a very rich life, filled with blessings and joy.

Why I am a Mormon

In my youth my family joined the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in St.John's Newfoundland. I was 14 at that time and studied the gospel with the missionaries for about two months before receiving a confirming witness of the truthfulness of the Church and its teachings. In my life in the Church I have found deep satisfaction and joy. Serving others comes naturally to me, and this truly is a gospel of service. The message of the gospel has always inspired me to do my best to serve God, to be faithful and obedient to His commandments. This has brought me peace and a profound assurance that the gospel message is true. I love it.

How I live my faith

I live my faith through service in my home and in the Church. Over the years I have been privileged to serve in the Relief Society (women's organization) leadership, as a leader in Primary which serves the little children, and as a leader and teacher in the Young Women's program. For the past four years I have served as an early morning seminary teacher, where I have had the remarkable privilege of teaching high school students for about an hour before each school day. I also serve as a Visiting Teacher. As such I visit several women each month, share a brief gospel message, and seek to be of service to them. I love to read the scriptures, going to the Temple, and being engaged at every opportunity in the Church. For three years, some time ago, I served in the community by leading a gleaner's group which provided food for the poor.

Do Mormons regard the Bible as Holy Scripture and the word of God?

We do indeed believe the bible to be the word of God. We believe it to be divinely inspired and written by apostles and prophets of old. We follow its teachings and know it is a witness and testimony of our Saviour Jesus Christ. It is the foundational canon of scripture for Latter-day Saints and other Christians. The Book of Mormon substantiates the Bible message and the reality of our Lord Jesus Christ. Show more Show less