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Hi I'm Lonna Jergensen

I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I was born and grew up in southeastern Idaho. Most of my ancestors becamer members of the church about 4 generations earlier. They were taught the gospel and were baptized in England and Germany. At different times they then migrated to the United States and on to the Utah and Idaho areas where many members of the early church were established. I attended the Church owned college, Ricks College, and obtained a Nursing Degree. Shortly after that I married my husband who was attending BYU. We lived in San Francisco for 3 years while he attended UOP Dental School and I began our family and managed apartment buildings. We eventually settled in CA, where my husband has had a successful dental practice for 32 years. We have 5 children, 2 daughters and 3 sons. Four have served missions and all 5 have married in the temple. As of this writing, we have 12 grandchildren whom we adore. My life has mainly been devoted to the raising of my children. But I also have developed several hobbies. I love to sew, with one of my specialties being in quilting. I also sew bags and childrens's clothing. I love to paint with acrylics and watercolor when I can find the time. I love to throw my own pottery on a potter's wheel, when I can find the time. In the winter we enjoy snow skiing in the Sierras. In the summer we really enjoy water skiing with our family. We love the warm water in the California lakes.

Why I am a Mormon

I was born inrto a Mormon family and was baptized at 8. I have tender memories of feelings I would receive at church and know that God was close. As I grew in the church and participated in the programs they had for children and youth, my testimony grew and grew. I remember the first time I bore my testimony out loud was at a Girl's Camp. We were in a meeting and the feeling was so strong that all I believed was true. Throughout the past 30 years experiences and feelings have convinced me that what I believe continues to be true. I have no doubt. Life makes sense amidst all the confusion in the world. I am grateful for guidance and standards that help my lfe be more productive and happy. I wouldn't want to live any other way.

How I live my faith

I work at trying to have charitable feelings to all. I think it's important for us to show tolerance for everyone. I have been privileged to serve for many years in the schools that my children attended while they grew up. I served as a home room mother for many classes. In high school I volunteered in classes and served on the Site Committee for a few years. I enjoyed being active where my children were. I have also served all my life in the church. I have served in the Primary where the children are taught and also in the youth programs. I think I liked working the teen agers best. I have also served in the women's Relief Society organization. I have had several leadership callings that have helped me develop new skills.

What is the role of the husband and the wife in the family?

Lonna Jergensen
My husband and I have been married for almost 36 years. We have had our disagreements, but I think that has helped us work out our differences. My husband holds the priesthood and is regarded as the head of the house. But I feel no inferiority. I feel that he supports and loves me. We counsel together over all our major decisions. He has worked hard to provide for his family. I have worked hard in the home to take care of the home and family needs. I trust him to provide me with protection and security. He trusts me to manage our home and children. We complement each other with our strenghs and weaknesses. Show more Show less

What blessings can we receive through the gift of the Holy Ghost?

Lonna Jergensen
Being a member of the church all of my life, I don't know a life without the Holy Ghost. But I do know there are times when I have not been as receptive to the Spirit as other times. I feel the Holy Ghost prompts me all the time, more than I give Him credit. A few years ago I decided to make a change to my response to those promptiings. Many times before I would procrastinate and put off the feelings I had. I decided I needed to act promptly on any feeling or prompting I had. What a difference that made. I realized that promptings were given to me for a purpose. I was blessed in ways to help my children, make my life more efficient, avoid problems, accept and know how to deal with challenges, handle relationships more lovingly, and fulfill my church callings as the Lord would want me to. Show more Show less