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Hi I'm Bonnie Jean

I am a mother of five children, grandmother of five, a Special Education Teacher and I'm a Mormon.

About Me

After graduating from Brigham Young University, I married and chose to stay at home to raise our five children. After twenty years, I simultaneously returned to the work force and entered a Masters Program in Special Education. I now teach at a local high school. I work with students with intellectual disabilities in a self-contained classroom. I learn daily from them, as they teach me about unconditional love and the value and joy of serving others. My husband and I love the outdoors. We enjoy time together cycling, running, hiking and even snowshoeing in the winter. We have a Harley and enjoy day trips to local attractions. We love our family and enjoy time with them, most of all!

Why I am a Mormon

 My mother was converted to The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints when I was 6 months old. Her example of kindness, compassion, service and faith during trials, was an anchor in my life. As I entered my teenage years, I wanted to know for myself if the teachings of this church were true. I read the Book of Mormon and also the book, Jesus the Christ. From the warmth, the love, and the peace I felt as I read, I knew that Jesus truly was the Christ. I knew he loved me and that his church was on the earth. I knew that the Book of Mormon was the Word of God and it brought me great joy as I read and lived it's principles. I have had an incredible journey as I have sought to teach my children the principles of the Gospel of Jesus Christ, overcome my adversities and weaknesses and become a better follower of Christ. He is my Redeemer and I love him.

How I live my faith

As a teacher of teenagers, I have many opportunities to serve and love. I know that we are all children of God and deserve love and respect. I strive to be an example of "the believers" at work and in my neighborhood. By reaching out with care, concern and love, I have the opportunity to serve Heavenly Father's children and thus, I serve him.

What are some things that tell you there is a God?

Bonnie Jean
 A newborn baby, fresh from God, so sweet, innocent and pure. The cooing of a dove, as I leave for work in the morning. The smell of pine trees as I view the valleys below me on a mountain hike. The spray of water from a waterfall. The giggling of my granddaughter as she plays with her dad. The peace in my heart as I read the Book of Mormon or the Bible. The light in the eyes of a newly baptized member of the Church and the identical light in the eyes of the missionary doing the baptizing. All of these things denote there is a God. He cares about his children and wants them to be happy. Even though life can be challenging and hard, he provides blessings along the way to bring us joy. He lives and he loves us!  Show more Show less