I am a teacher who has recently returned to Canada after working in Cairo for the past three years. I am currently working as an itinerant English as a Second language teacher (try saying that three times fast), which I love. When I am not teaching I like to try out new recipes on unsuspecting friends; hiking, camping and general adventure. I am currently working on my French skills in formal night classes; I fear that my Arabic, which was never good, is now almost completely useless. I have a love/hate relationship with running, it clears my head but sometimes it can be difficult to get out of bed. I enjoy making things with my hands; my grandmother could make everything and I feel loved by her every time that I put on the mittens she made. I hope to inspire the same feelings in others. I am currently working on trying to be more forgiving, more loving, taking better care of the people around me and the planet we live on.
I found the gospel in Cairo, which I suppose is unusual. I have a strong testimony of the impact that members can have, that small acts of service can make people aware of truths, and I still think of Egypt as my spiritual home because of the loving friends that that I made there. I have a calling in my current ward as Second Councilor to the Young Women, which I love. I appreciate that helping the youth to learn has helped me to be more diligent in my scripture study and has taught me more, possibly, than it has taught them.
I am looking for someone who has a sense of adventure, who is always ready for a challenge, and finding ways to help others. I also am willing to travel, see sense of adventure, to meet someone new.