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Hi I'm Ellen Huff

I grew up in Provo, Utah. I am a mother of 9 children, 25 grandchildren, and am a full time missionary.

About Me

Throughout my growing up years learning and excelling were always important to me. I attended Brigham Young University, graduating in Home Living - which reflects my passion for being a homemaker. I love everything about being home - cooking, cleaning, decorating, gardening, and especially being with the family. For several years I was a Substitute Teacher at the High School, secretly trying to keep track of my kids. 8 of my children are boys, need I say more? I wore out many pairs of running shoes. I can be a home body but have enjoyed traveling to Chile, Ecuador, Argentina, Columbia, China, Phillipines, and many places in the United States. Some of my favorite trips were when I picked up children from LDS Missions and visited adult children living all over the world. I've enjoyed my time serving in the Church. Many responsibilities have been challenging and equally rewarding.

Why I am a Mormon

I've always been a Mormon, and I've always known it to be true. I've had a lifetime of experiences that have reaffirmed my knowledge of the truthfulness of the Gospel of Jesus Christ over and over again. I am so grateful for the Plan of Salvation because it teaches about our pre-earth life, personal agency & purpose, repentance, and life after death. My knowledge of these teachings has helped me through the tragic deaths of two grandchildren and the loss of my parents. As I pray daily I know that a loving Heavenly Father hears and answers my prayers. I can find answers to life's challenges by studying His words in the scriptures. One specific experience I had was during a big trial I was going through. I knelt to pray for help and it felt as though a warm blanket was wrapped around me with loving arms. I never feel alone. Jesus Christ is the center of the Mormon Church. Being a Mormon is a way of life. It includes following the example of Jesus Christ, being immersed in the Words of God, focusing on family, having healthy habits, living clean ways, and caring about others. I love being a Mormon.

How I live my faith

Mormons are all about service. I have enjoyed Church callings rubbing shoulders with women, young women, and children. There is something to learn from everyone. I've had lots of opportunities for growth and progression through my Church callings. Some of the things I've had a privilege to be involved in are: planning conferences & programs, organizing networks of people to care for one another, and overseeing regular classes & activities. Here are a few specific examples: In the Relief Society Womens Organization we planned an Annual Women's Conference. This is an evening that includes a Service Project, Dinner, and Workshops presented by experienced speakers. I loved the service projects where we made hygiene kits for the homeless, school bags for third world countries, newborn packages for orphaned children, or quilts for the Children's Justice Center. In the Young Womens Program we planned an Annual Excellence night where we recognize the good things the teenage girls are doing and celebrate their personal progress. One memorable experience was when the young women walked up the red carpet, stood in the spotlight, and a leader read a letter that the girl's parents had written to them - the young women shined. In the Primary Children's Organization the highlight of the year was when the children performed their long practiced program of singing & speaking. The year I remember most was when my baby sitting in the audience had an explosion all over his outfit. A good blanket kept it under control until I could get there. One of the things that brings me joy is sharing the Gospel of Jesus Christ with others and watching it bring peace, joy, and happiness into their lives.