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Hi I'm Eileen

I was raised in Southern California where the nine members of my family lived in a 2 bedroom 1 bathroom house. I am a Mormon

About Me

My family have been active members of the Church of Jesus Christ since it's restoration. The last 5 generations have served missions in the United States and around the world. My husband and I will be serving our 3rd mission very soon. I am a mother of 4 children and a grandmother to 13 grandchildren. By January 2018 I will be a great-grandmother. At one time we had a small piece of land on which we raised cows, pigs, chickens and turkey's. I love to can fruits and vegetables. Quilting is a love of mine that I learned from my Mother. All of my children and grandchildren get quilts when they turn 3 years old, when they leave for college and when they get married. My husband and I have had the opportunity to travel to a few countries during our marriage. We have traveled to Africa, the Philippines, Thailand, Hong Kong., Italy and Mexico. I have found every country to be exciting and the people kind and hospitable. We spent 10 years enjoying scuba diving but because of our age we have been limited to snorkeling. Recently we started working in the temple. This has been a great blessing in my life. My family is my joy and the reason I always strive harder to live the gospel.

Why I am a Mormon

Though I was born into the church I have always had a testimony of it's truthfulness. It simply makes sense to me. As life presents obstacles and challenges I have felt the Lord's hand in my life. I have a testimony that the Book of Mormon is the word of God and is a second witness of the Bible. A loving Heavenly Father would not leave us to go through this life without guidance. We are His children.

How I live my faith

I live my faith one day at a time. My father always told me to never say no to a church calling. This has brought many opportunities into my life. Some of these callings were challenging and beyond my abilities. It has been through my weakness that I have learned to depend on my Heavenly Father for direction. Prayer is vital to living my faith. There are times that I do not like the answers that I receive from the Lord but I know that His answers are the right ones. I live my faith by setting an example for my children and my grandchildren. How are they supposed to know that the church is true if they do not have someone to set the right example? They will have to make their own choices but they will have my example to compare to. The missions that my husband and I serve are a way I live my faith. How does a mother leave her children and grandchildren to serve others for years at a time? We have learned that while we are in the service of our Lord our families are being blessed. My testimony and faith in my Heavenly Father increase as I witness miracles. While on a mission one learns to trust in my Heavenly Father and listen to His counsel.One of my sons returned home from his mission and told me that he wanted to marry a return missionary. I asked him why. He that he wanted his eternal partner to learn what he had learned on his mission, to listen to the Lord. I live my faith because I love my Heavenly Father and want to live with Him again.