Helena accepted Christ as Saviour at 13. The family immigrated to Canada in 1926, settling in Grassy Lake, Alta. Helena attended Herbert (Sask.) Bible School and Prairie Bible Institute, Three Hills, Alta. She had her heart set on becoming a missionary in India, but God had other plans. She married Abram Pauls, a widower, and became mother to his 10 children, and a daughter born to them the next year. In addition to being a loving wife and mother, Helena served singing groups, Bible studies, and ladies’ and mission groups, especially after retiring to Coaldale, Alta.