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Elaine Jenkins

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Salt Lake City, Utah 84116

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About Me

When I came to Christ I had a huge struggle ahead of me, much bigger than I had ever imagined, though I knew that it wasn't going to be easy. I thought that there would be people who would be understanding of what I was going through and wanted to help me. I was sure that first day when I sat down in that small mainstream Christian church, that they looked at my children and me as kind of odd. They must have been amazed that there were so many of us. I seemed out of place. As I looked around me, I saw that most of them only had about two children.

I had experienced an awakening after a period of sorrow for my past sins, and then one day someone led me in the sinners' prayer. I didn't know what I was doing, because I had already been praying and asking God to forgive me for my sins. I was in great sorrow because of them. I began to study the Bible, which I had never done before, and I had a craving to learn all that I could. I had had a negative experience in my prior church life, and so I really didn't want to go to church, but as I studied the Bible I realized that I should be in fellowship with other believers.

I had never been at a church like this before, and so I was wary. I expected them to be like the Christians that I was learning about in the Bible, who helped each other. Read more