I am a teacher who has recently returned to Canada after working in Cairo for the past three years. I am currently substitute teaching, and looking for my next teaching adventure. I love teaching because it's the only job where I can learn something new every day; colour and craft; share in the joy and heartache of teens; and play with kids.
When I am not teaching I like to try out new recipes on unsuspecting friends. This past summer I enjoyed hiking the Arches in Utah, though I miss camping in the Faiyum, I’m not really a snow camping kind of person. While I appreciate the stability of Canada, I do miss the opportunities for adventure that Cairo presented. I struggle, in a good way, with new languages, and am currently working on my French skills; 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 and prefer original items (span style="font-weight:bold;")to mass-produced ones. 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 church as a Youth Sunday School teacher, 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 would like to be partners with someone who recognizes that by working together we can further God’s plan, by living God’s plan, helping each others and those around us, always looking for small ways to love one another.