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Hi I'm Elaine

At this time in my life I am a retired teacher, sister, wife, mother of six and grandmother of twenty-two. I am a Mormon.

About Me

My growing up years were spent in Idaho, California and Utah as the second oldest in a family of five. I have always enjoyed creating crafts, scrapbooking, camping, hosting family parties, reading, traveling, sewing and learning new things. Since retiring as a junior high teacher, I have been able to spend time doing family history and attending the temple. But most important of all is the fact that I am a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints.

Why I am a Mormon

I am a Mormon because it brings me great peace and happiness in my life. It has given me the knowledge of where I came from before I was born, why I am on the earth at this time, and where I will go after I die. The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints has increased my faith in Jesus Christ and God the Father. I am able to see the hand of God in my life on a daily basis and am not afraid to live my life following the commandments given us through the scriptures and the prophets. I know that God is able to speak to us today the same way he did in olden times through a living prophet. I know my family can be together forever and the church gives us the path to follow for this to happen. I also know that the Savior is aware of me and loves me. The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints is the only church with the complete fullness of his teachings and his authority on the Earth and I am humbled to be a member.

How I live my faith

Living my faith means that I am trying to be a good example of a follower of Christ. This is done through studying the scriptures, praying, and treating others as I would want to be treated. Sometimes this is as simple as smiling at someone but could also include providing meals to those in need, visiting the sick, lonely or aged, or teaching others. I have spent many years teaching outside of school walls in church classes and through the Boy Scouts of America. I love teaching because it not only helps others but allows me the opportunity to study and learn myself.