I am Enid, I live in Canada, and I am 81 years old.
I have been married for 61 years. We have four sons, four daughters-in-law, thirteen grandchildren, and fifteen great-grand children (with two more coming). I have been a member of the Mormon Church all my life.
My career is my family. I went through High School and then to University for only 1 semester. I have worked out of the home for a total of about 1 year. It was mostly before I was married. I have had many opportunities to serve in the Church. At this time my calling [volunteer service assignment] is Visiting Teaching to three women. I also work online on the computer doing name extraction for The Family Search Indexing Program [volunteer family history work, transcribing information from paper records to a searchable online format].
I love to do crossword puzzles, jig-saw puzzles (which my husband and I do together), and keep in touch with our family. I have been a member of a Friendship Ladies Club for over 50 years. We still meet once a month at each other’s houses.
My testimony and belief in the Gospel of Jesus Christ has grown over the years. One time, my Visiting Teaching Companion and I were visiting one sister and I had a spiritual impression that we needed to hurry to the next appointment. We were early but the feeling was very strong that we needed to go. We went to her home and got no response when we rang the doorbell. We tried the door–it was unlocked so we went in. The dear sister was sitting in a chair in her kitchen; she was slumped over and we could tell immediately that she needed medical help. We called 911 and then called her son, who lived with her but was away at work. Soon we had the help from all parties. She was rushed to the hospital where she got the help she needed. She recovered and was home again in a couple of days. Had we not responded to the prompting from our Father in Heaven she most likely would have died. All went well and we visited her for many more times. Her family was very thankful for what we had done. This experience is only one, but I have a firm testimony that we are led by a loving Heavenly Father and His Son Jesus Christ.
I love being a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. It is a way of life. I have been spared many trials that others seem to go through. It is such a blessing to have a plan of happiness. I know where I came from and why I am here and where I am going when I pass on. I do not fear death. At my age it is coming soon, probably. My health has been very good, though. I give credit to the Lord for giving us a plan of health [sometimes called the Word of Wisdom] to live by. Our children have not had troubles with liquor or tobacco related illnesses, they haven’t had trouble with the law; they are good people and try to do unto others as they would have others do unto them. We are blessed every day. My children love me, my husband loves and respects me because these are all principles we are taught in our Church. I thank God every day for my blessings.
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One of my greatest blessings is knowing Enid! She is just as wonderful as she sounds.
This was beautiful. Thanks for sharing, Enid! I loved reading and feeling of your testimony!
Enid, nice to meet you. Thank you for sharing your Visiting Teaching story. It reminded me I better make my appointments for this month sooner than later, and that following the promptings from the Holy Ghost should be done sooner than later as well.