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Hi I'm Eilleen

I am a native of the beautiful state of Idaho. I am a Wife, Mom, Grandma, & Cub Scout den leader. I love traveling. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I grew up in a small community in Idaho. As a young woman I dreamed of being a homemaker but prince charming did not come along and seek my hand in marriage until I was almost out of college. I now love spending time with family and others. The outdoors is my playground where I enjoy gardening, hiking, and camping. I also like to swim, read, & play games. My hobbies are writing and working on personal & family history. I also love serving other people. I am the Mom of 7 children and grandmother of 16. I advocate for my daughter and other people who have disabilities. Traveling is my passion and I have gone on the most amazing adventures.

Why I am a Mormon

From the time I was an infant my mother took me and my siblings to the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. My Dad worked 6 days a week and on Sunday would stay home to mow the lawn and do other home owner chores. My Dad eventually became friends with some of the other men in the church and started attending. By the time I was a teenage my family regularly attended church together. After I graduated from high school and was out on my own, I began compromising some of the church standards. I started questioning what I really believed. On the surface I was an active church member but I was not valiant. However, as I met new people I would find myself telling them about the gospel of Jesus Christ and the beliefs of the church. I found that I wanted to share the gospel because I knew it was the way to Heavenly Father and true happiness. I discovered that I had a testimony and that I no longer was relying on the testimony of my parents. I decided that if I believed it, then I needed to live it, and decided to change my life to conform to its teachings. As a member of the church I receive strength in my trials and have discovered God's tender mercies and blessings. I find that living the gospel brings peace to my soul.

How I live my faith

Our three boys are Eagle Scouts and my husband and I continue to serve as cub scout den leaders. Our church sponsors a cub pack and scout troop and we appreciate the opportunity to serve as scout leaders. We teach these young boys the character building values of being Trustworthy, Loyal, Helpful, Friendly, Courteous, Kind, Obedient, Cheerful, Thrifty, Brave, Clean, & Reverent. I am a better person as I try to live what I teach. For the widows and older single women in the church; I organize a monthly luncheon where we get together to enjoy friendship and help them be less lonely. As I have matured I have learned to try to look at others as Jesus does.