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Hi I'm Elaine

I grew up in Idaho and have been a special education teacher and a mother. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I am a mom of 11 children and enjoy sewing, gardening, hiking and reading. Playing the piano and organ have brought me a lot of joy. Currently I have 28 grandchildren and one on the way. I have taught public school as a special education teacher and a music teacher. In June I retired and am enjoying doing fun activities with my children and grandchildren, i.e., family reunions, swimming, floating the river, hiking, celebrating birthdays, etc. I play the organ and piano and enjoy doing family history.

Why I am a Mormon

I grew up in a Mormon family with pioneer Mormon ancestors. I continue to live the gospel because I have found so much happiness by living the principles of the gospel. We have been sealed in the temple as a family for this life and the life to come. This is a wonderful blessing. My family and I have been healed by the power of the priesthood several times. I know Heavenly Father is aware of me and my circumstances and He hears and answers my prayers. The Book of Mormon is true and applies to our day. Also Joseph Smith was a prophet and he communicated with Heavenly Father and Jesus Christ. He revealed the gospel and through him the priesthood keys were restored in our day. Now President Thomas S. Monson is our current prophet and he leads our church today with help from Heavenly Father and Jesus Christ. I know that if I live righteously, that I can return and live with my Heavenly Father eternally.

How I live my faith

At church I play the organ and enjoy studying the Book of Mormon in our Sunday school class. Also, I visit two ladies in our congregation with my companion to check on them and share a gospel message. I serve at our family history center as a consultant and assist patrons to discover their ancestors. Our family reads the scriptures and hold family prayer daily. Every six months I enjoy listening to our church leaders as they speak at General Conference. Then I strive to apply what they have taught.