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Hi I'm Ronette

I was born and raised in Australia by British immigrants. I'm a twin, I'm a wife, I'm a mother and I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I was born in Canberra to wonderful parents who had joined the church a few years earlier. I am a twin and I have 3 sisters by birth and a couple of sisters from other parents but that I love as much. I served a mission for my church in the beautiful New Zealand. I have been married to my best friend for 12 years and we have 2 beautiful children. We have been a bit nomadic during those 12 years and have lived in Perth, Brisbane, Swindon England, Adelaide and now Brisbane again. I have met some awesome people during my travels, and have been so thankful for the church in each of those places. The people you meet make the places you live better and I have loved every place because of those special people that I have met along the way.

Why I am a Mormon

Conversion is something that must happen to everyone regardless of whether you were 'born a Mormon' or joined later in life. I grew up going to church every week and never really questioned why. It was simply something that we just did. My conversion came when I was finishing high school. At this 'new stage in life' I decided I had to make a decision about whether or not I keep attending church - after all "why was I really going"? I decided that I would have the missionaries teach me the discussions, just to make sure that I wasn't having the wool pulled over my eyes :) I listened and discussed the gospel principles with the missionaries and they challenged me each week to pray to know if the church was true. I resisted praying specifically for that at first. I went to New Zealand for a few weeks to visit friends and while there - away from home and feeling a bit isolated - I decided to pray to know if the church was true. As I was kneeling and praying I heard the words "You can't deny that it's true". That was my answer! I have since served a mission and taught the gospel to others. Now I teach my children to listen to the whisperings of the spirit so they can also feel the joy that comes from living righteously. My family gives me my greatest joy and knowing that I can be with them forever - even through the separation of death - gives me a peace that can't be found in possessions or worldly pursuits. I am a daughter of God. I love the standards that the church teaches. I love my life and my family. I know that keeping the commandments gives me these blessings.

How I live my faith

Over my working career I have had many jobs. As a career temp I have had to fit into new work places very often. It's a challenge to learn a job and get to know new people so regularly. Many of these people wouldn't ever see me again and some might think "I can do whatever or say whatever I want and no one will know". I have always felt that as a representative of Christ I need to be the best I can be no matter who is there. I don't swear, I am polite and respectful and I work hard. I remember one gentleman saying to me as I finished my assignment "It's been so nice to have someone in the office who doesn't swear". Some of my assignments have been long enough for people to get to know me well and I have noticed that when they find out I'm a Mormon they watch even closer to how I act and speak. I don't pretend to be something I am not and I hope that all those that I come in contact with, will be willing to know more about this wonderful gospel because they know something about me.

Can husband and wife be together forever? Do you believe that families will live together in heaven?

Ronette
I do believe that families will be together in heaven. Our Heavenly Father loves us more than we can imagine. He has told us that our families should be the most important thing to us. If our families are the most important thing to us here in our mortal life then it would be so in the next life as well. My mother passed away a few months ago and it comforts me to know that she is at peace instead of suffering, but also to know that she is with my sister that passed away as well. What a wonderful gift to have joy that lasts for eternity. Show more Show less