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Hi I'm Elaine

I grew up on a farm in Idaho, graduated college and married a good guy. I'm a wife, mother, and grandmother. And, I'm a Mormon

About Me

I grew up on a potato farm in Idaho, but wanted to see the world, as I had read about in books. I went to college, graduated, and married and raised a family. I am now a grandma with most of the children/grandchildren far away. I have been able to see part of the world...Dominican Republic, Sweden, Switzerland, Austria, Belgium, England, and a little of France and Germany. I loved our travels and love meeting people here in the USA from all over. Most of all I enjoy being with my husband and family. I am in retirement with my husband. My hobbies include reading, visiting and skyping with family, traveling to see them, keeping up with old friends and new, sewing, yoga, walking, taking classes, music, going to concerts and plays. I like staying active.

Why I am a Mormon

It is so important to me to be a Mormon. I know this is the church of Jesus Christ in the latter days. It has been restored as the church was in the days of Christ. We have apostles and prophets, that teach as He taught when he was on earth. We believe in revelation from God in these latter days, as was had throughout the Bible. I know the way of the Savior can be found through Baptism, receiving the Holy Ghost, praying, studying the scriptures daily, and following in His Way. I feel joy in trying to serve as he served. I find joy in trying to love as he loved and loves us all now. I love studying the word of Christ in the Bible, and in the Book of Mormon, and other scriptures, and of hearing the word of our prophet and president, Thomas S. Monson. I wish everyone could hear their words, for they are spoken with love, caring, and teaching those things Christ has for us in our day. The spirit of truth is with these leaders. I do not feel coerced in any way, and I feel if others could just hear them speak they would know the goodness of this gospel through these good leaders. I try to be a light myself as is spoke of in the Sermon on the Mount. I desire to help others to receive this truth. It is all about being in a family of God, and here on earth if that can happen for each one in whatever way it is. It is accepting and loving people as they are, and helping them to be who they truly can be, through moral agency. I am so grateful to be able to share this with you. I invite you to learn more and receive the joy I feel.

How I live my faith

I enjoy Oregon, where people are friendly and kind. I enjoy my neighbors and know them all. I have helped organize an annual neighborhood gathering on July 4th, to celebrate our nation and our friendly neighborhood. I believe we are all children of the same God, who loves us. Many on our street are Christians of different faiths, and we help each other in time of need. I have served in our city's community day, helping clean up a school area, and a nearby Luthern church to prepare a larger space for a community garden. I enjoy service in my church also, where I get to visit four women in our congregation each month as a visiting teaching to help with needs, wants, share feelings of our Savior, and be good friends. I also take the reports of all the visits and needs of the women in our congregation and pass it on to the president of our women's group. I also give service almost monthly to plan and prepare activities on a week night for the women and sometimes the teenage girls to have a good social and learning night together. I have invited and had other Christian women not of our faith come and enjoy these events. My desire is to be courteous, kind and helpful wherever I am, at home, or away. My Savior is my example in all things.