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Hi I'm Vonnie

I love dogs, reading, my friends, and ... I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I'm a software engineer, a "geek". I love sci fi, mysteries, political thrillers. Mostly I LOVE training, showing, and occasionally breeding my dogs. I do agility trials on Saturdays & teach Primary on Sundays.

Why I am a Mormon

I grew up in the Church, a 5th generation member - from NC not Utah. I stayed because the principles of the Gospel give meaning to life, explain WHY we are here, why bad things happen to good people and good things happen to bad people. I stayed because this Church has prophets that can tell us what God has to say about the unique challenges of OUR times. We don't have to try to interpret what Jesus would think of decisions no one in his time ever had to make. God did NOT stop talking to man at some arbitrarily chosen time 2+ thousand years ago and cut us loose to manage on our own. He loves those of us here, now, every bit as much as He loved the people Moses lead out of Egypt. Because He does, WE have prophets to guide us just as they did. This view of God, a loving Father in Heaven who is as available to us as to them of old, who provides a way to salvation for even babies who die without being baptized or good people who never had opportunity to even hear the name Jesus Christ, is why I am a Mormon

How I live my faith

I try to live an example of service, of giving, of helping others whenever possible. I work hard to be a person of honor and integrity. I serve in Church as a visiting teacher, ward choir member, & a teacher of the 11 & 12 year old girls' Sunday school class. I also do volunteer work with humane organizations, and help co-workers, family, friends and associates whenever I can..

What are Mormon women like? Do Mormons believe in equality of men and women?

Mormon women are very much like their friends and neighbors. We live and work among you, serve in the communities, love our families. We have good days and bad days. Some of us are married, some single, some have careers outside the home, some are fortunate enough to only have to hold down that ONE very important job of mother and wife. We are never forced to marry or have children. We are, in fact, encouraged to get as complete an education as circumstances allow, to develop good skills that will serve us in and outside the home. Those of us who are married are equal partners with our husbands. They preside, NOT RULE, over their homes, but we work together to manage the kids, the money, the responsibilities of being a family. Those of us who are single are respected members of & equal contributors to our congregations, often holding many of the same responsibilities as the married women. Show more Show less