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Hi I'm Sonya

I am 64 years old. I am the mother of 3 sons. I'm retired from the medical field. I love doing family history. I am a Mormon.

About Me

I had loving parent that were members of the church and lived what they learned at church, they didn't just send us to church they took us and were very active in church. They taught us the value of hard work and getting an education. We had chores to do around the house. We took family vacations together and gew up around grandparent, cousins, aunts and uncels. Family was important to us and we did a lot of things together. We knew our parent loved and respected each other and their children. I am the mother of 3 young men. I raised them as a single mother. I have 2 sisters and 2 brothers. I recently retired from the medical field due to illness. I now serve a family history service mission from home. I love to reading, the beach, working in my flowers and my cats. I some times think there is an invisable sign that says dump your unwanted pets here. I enjoy watching the humming birds when they return each year. I love my family and God. Family History has always been a passion for me . I love the family pictures, and stories. I love music, singing and leading the music.

Why I am a Mormon

I am a life long member of the church. My parents were active in the church and we always attened as a family. They didn't just send us to church they took us and I knew they loved us as well as loved God. I know that the church is true and that we have a living prophet at the head of the church. I am thankful for the time our Bishop and his counclers give to us and for all they do. Our Bishops are not paid for their time yet they serve willingly. I know they are called of God. I love the fact that no matter where I attend the Mormon church that it is the same. We are all studing the same lessons. No matter where you go you are made to feel welcome and as if you belong. Families can be togeather forever. To me that is so great. I am so grateful for the love and closeness of my family and know that it is because of the church and the love of God. Yes we sometimes disagree, we are not perfect but we try everyday to do our best. I know that I will again see my parents and other love one if I do my part and live as I should. I know that I could not have made if thru some of the hardships I've had in my life if it had not been for my belief in God.

How I live my faith

I serve in our womens group as the chorister. I love music. I have a calling a visiting teacher where I am assinged sisters to teach each month. I also am a family history consultant in our family history center. Plus I am serving a mission where I answer emails and phone calls on as world wide support. It is very interesting and rewarding. I teach American Red Cross courses for CPR and First Aid.

What do Mormons believe is the purpose of life?

Have you every wondered where you came from, why you are here and where you are going. God is our Heavenly Father and he has a marvelous plan for our happiness. When you realize that God has a plan for you, it is easier to understand why you are on this earth. God wants all of His children to progress and become more like Him. This time on Earth provides opportunities for you to grow and progress. Coming here allows you to: Receive a physical body. Exercise agency and learn to choose between good and evil. Learn and gain experience that will help you become more like your Heavenly Father. Form family relationships that may become eternal. By following His plan, we can return to live with him again and we can have our families with. I can't image heaven without my loves one with me there. families can be forever. By following our Heavenly Father’s plan, you—like all of His children—can someday return to live with Him and with your loved ones. You can have greater peace in this life and eternal joy in the life to come. Show more Show less

Do Mormons practice polygamy?

No At various times, the Lord has commanded His people to practice plural marriage. For example, He gave this command to Abraham, Isaac, Jacob, Moses, David, and Solomon Doctrine and Covenants 1321. At other times the Lord has given other instructions. In the Book of Mormon, the Lord told the prophet Jacob “for there shall not any man among you have save it be one wife and concubines he shall have none... for if I will, saith the Lord of Hosts, raise up seed unto me, I will command my people otherwise they shall hearken unto these things Jacob 227-30. In this dispensation, the Lord commanded some of the early Saints to practice plural marriage. The Prophet Joseph Smith and those closest to him, including Brigham Young and Heber C. Kimball, were challenged by this command, but they obeyed it. Church leaders regulated the practice. Those entering into it had to be authorized to do so, and the marriages had to be performed through the sealing power of the priesthood. In 1890, President Wilford Woodruff received a revelation that the leaders of the Church should cease teaching the practice of plural marriage Official Declaration 1. Show more Show less