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Hi I'm Jonna

I'm just a normal person, like you. I work, and I go to school while living with my family. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I have finished my BA in Asian Studies, and I am a cashier at my local grocery store. I am starting school again, and I'm really excited to be learning more about communication technology! I have really begun to love to write, and read. I particularly enjoy the scriptures and philosophy (political philosophy is my favorite!). I also love music, writing, listening, playing, singing, etc. I play the Piano, and taught myself a bit of guitar, and sing (or try to...on a regular basis). I enjoy making earrings, it calms me down when I'm stressed, and cooking has the same effect. While I was deployed to Afghanistan I picked up crocheting (and all the guys called me 'Grandma' then asked me to make them stuff:) ) and it's a new passion of mine! I have good friends and a wonderful family, I am truly lucky:D!

Why I am a Mormon

I am a Mormon because I have felt Christ's love, healing, care, concern, and happiness. Like all mortals, I have had my fair share of trials, burdens, and experiences. It is through these that I have come to know Him, and to know that he cares for me. I was once struggling through my life alone, separating myself from those that love me, and from God, Himself. It wasn't until I read some scriptures, (1 Peter 5:8, 7, 6) that I was overcome with an overwhelming feeling of love, His love for me. Since that moment, I know what it is that I should do, be, and feel. I am a Mormon because Christ loves me and sacrificed for me, as He did for you. He lives, and He loves us more than we can fathom. True happiness has come into my life because I have let Him put it there. I am a Mormon because He loves me, and I in turn have learned what it is to love Him, too.

How I live my faith

I think it's so important to read our scriptures, and pray to God, EVERYDAY. It helps my trust in Him grow, and helps me make decisions that are in tune with the Holy Ghost. I make an effort to be where I am supposed to be simply because I am supposed to be there. I try to live what a believe, every jot and tittle. Though I am not perfect, I try to show what it means to be a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Ladder-Day Saints. I try to make my character like that of Christ's, so that others recognize and won't question my standards. I am an active participant with the Young Single Adults. We get together on different days of the week and have a gospel study, a simple lesson, or sometimes just a BBQ! We have so much fun, it's so nice to be able to hang around people who try to be the best they can, clean, virtuous, and charitable. I love going to church every Sunday, it really gives me strength to make it through the rest of the week, to be strong at work, and school. I particularly love reading the Book of Mormon, I have truly grown closer to God by reading it, and I will continue to do so! I hope you will, too! After I finished my enlistment in the Air Force, I moved home. I am enjoying living with my family, they are precious to me. I am grateful for them, and their goodness.

What do Mormons believe about Jesus Christ? Do Mormons believe that Jesus Christ is the Son of God?

Jonna
We believe in God the eternal Father, and in His Son, Jesus Christ...His literal son... Seperate in body and spirit. And in the Holy Ghost, who, naturally, is a spirit without a body. Jesus Christ is the Savior of mankind. He is the Living Water, the is the Bread of Life. He is the Prince of Peace... at least He is for me... We believe that Jesus Christ is not only the son of God, but our brother, and our Redeemer, the very center and core of our religion, and of our indiviual hearts:) Show more Show less

Why don’t Mormons drink coffee, tea, or alcohol? What is the Mormon Church’s law of health and proper diet?

Jonna
Mormons have a clear understanding of who they are, why they are here, and what they are supposed to do on this earth. We know that Heavenly Father has given us our bodies, His crowning acheivement, and entrusted us with the care of them. In the Doctrine and Covenants, a book of scripture written by revelation from God, the Lord reveals a wonderful and beautiful set of commandments we termed The Word of Wisdom. The Word of Wisdom instructs us how to optimally fuel and care for our bodies. The Lord knows all things, and we on earth are faulty in lot of things. The Lord has made it so simple for us by telling us which things are given to us for our use, and which things are not appropriate for us to use. Many things we are instructed to stay away from have harmful effects on the body. Many of the things we are instructed to use are indeed very healthy and are prime for our body to metabolize. I used to really struggle with the Word of Wisdom. I grew to know the divinity of these commandments through prayer and fasting, I used to really struggle with the validity of these commandments. But through the gracious guidance of the Lord, I have come to know the worth of the obedience to the Word of Wisdom, and have written this law on my heart. I haven't always abided by the Word of Wisdom, and I can testify of the change in not just my body, but in my life, as a direct result from obedience to this commandment. I have seen many blessings come to me because of the changes I have made in this regard. At first it was hard, but now it is my pleasure to obey the word of the Lord, and I know that I am much better off for it. Show more Show less