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Hi I'm Sonnet

I'm in the Army. I pilot helicopters. I like to draw, hike, practice Tae Kwon Do and play video games. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

Background: I grew up in California, mostly in Lancaster and Santa Clarita/Canyon Country. I have a close relationship with my family members, especially my husband. I love animals and have three pets. I've had some college but no degree yet. I've worked at a lot of small jobs, but only to pass the time till I got the job I wanted: to be a soldier in the US Army. Interests: I like making all kinds of art but simple drawing is my favorite. Creating costumes and custom clothing is also very enjoyable to me. I watch clean anime and like playing video games; Zelda OoT and Final Fantasy 8 are my favorites. I'm very adventurous and love doing fun things like rock climbing, cave exploring, jet skiing, hiking, etc...I love heights. That's why I'm a helicopter pilot! I try to love everyone in the world as my spiritual siblings, but as a soldier in the Army I understand loved ones need to be defended. I joined the Army mostly out of protectiveness and love of country.

Why I am a Mormon

When I was young, less than 16 years or so, I was a member because I had been raised in the church and it seemed good. Once I got past my teens, I experienced a true conversion and am now a member of the church because I choose to be, and I know it is right. I've applied the principles of the gospel in many parts of my life and I've seen the resulting blessings. I've seen many confirmations of its goodness in my life and felt the Holy Ghost testify of the church's truth. The church isn't just an extracurricular activity of my life... it is the organization created and directed by Jesus Christ, who is the foundation of my life, and the one person whom I wish to truly emulate. Once I knew and believed the truths of the church, my path became clear and my joy full. I have never experienced joy in any other aspect of my life as complete and strong as the joy I've felt being married in the Temple and receiving my Patriarchal blessing. After all I've seen, done, and felt in the church, I could never be convinced it's not true. That's why I'm a Mormon.

How I live my faith

At the moment I teach children (I absolutely love kids! They're so cute and fun to hang out with!), but in the past I've taught adult classes, presided over the singles program in my ward at the time, and been a visiting teacher. I've also given talks in church and shared my testimony. I think the best way I've participated was spreading the gospel through member missionary work to my friends who were interested. It was so great to bring the same joy into their lives that I have in mine. The convert I most enjoyed bringing to the church was my husband. I also like to attend and help out with church activities, which are always uplifting and fun. Mormons really know how to have a good, clean time! Lastly I like to go to the Temple when I can, and participate in service projects like helping people move and such. I also apply the teaching of the gospel to my personal life away from the church. I'm far from perfect, but I notice how, when I'm doing my best, Heavenly Father helps my life move in the way that it should according to his infinite wisdom. I also try to be a good example to those around me while trying to not be forceful or judgmental. The last thing I want to do is create contention, which is kind of ironic really. Y'see, good fighting evil is kinda like a theme in my life, but my way of 'fighting' evil is usually to be a peacekeeper, which beats down one of Satan's greatest weapons: contention. I have long way to go on the road to perfection but I do genuinely want to live the principals of the church the best I can.

Who is the Mormon prophet today?

Sonnet
President Thomas S. Monson. His teachings don't only apply to Mormons, though. He receives revelation for all of God's children on the earth. Show more Show less