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Hi I'm Ellen

Born and raised in our nations capital, I migrated west to the prairies, changing from city life to a country life. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I read books to learn about other peoples, cultures, challenges, history, expand my vocabulary and relax. My days have been, and are, full. I have 4 children, and 11 7/8 grandchildren to enjoy spending time with. I like keeping track of details - so I have 'kept the books' for a variety of different companies. I moved from the big city, desiring a smaller city life. I never realized I would end up living and working on a farm - but what a great adventure it has been! True - tiredness, weather and worry are constant things to deal with but it is wonderful working alongside my family and friends supporting each other. Then, after many years I also moved my interest in doing family history from a hobby to a career. I had always wanted to return to school. I finally did. But - I forgot about the homework part! It kept me up and working many days and nights until I obtained the training I desired. Now I help others learn about their families, documenting the details along the way. In the intervening years, I had the privilege of caring for my parents as they endured the effects of aging. Although their only child, I could not have done all that was required without the help I received from my family, neighbours and friends. We are really here on earth to help and serve one another.

Why I am a Mormon

The plan for our salvation IS a plan for our happiness - both while we are here on earth, and for the eternities. I am grateful I was raised knowing this plan. I investigated other religions, as a youth. I discovered there are good people in the world, that bless my life as I get to know them. I also learned that I knew the Book of Mormon was/is the most correct book of any on earth. The principles within its pages and as taught by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints are true and eternal. Living these principles helps me strive to become a better person. As I do, I am happy.

How I live my faith

It was great fun to work on the 'cop card' program in our small town. Helping our local officers be known, and not feared by the children, as they collected each officers 'card'. Once I had a 3 week notice to learn a Track and Field software program, when our town was hosting the 'Alberta Summer Games'. It was challenging, yet rewarding, to keep track of those details for the participants. I had the opportunity to serve in our local schools councils - to know, share and better concerns of parents, children and teachers. I have had the opportunity to teach the principles of the gospel to children, youth and adults. What an honour it is to help another understand the love God has for each one of us, when we feel discouraged, angry, or helpless. Even when we are happy, our joy is increased by knowing we are a child of God!