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Hi I'm Toni

I am a wife and a mother of three sweet kids. I love to design and sew clothing, I love running and swimming. And I am a Mormon.

About Me

I was born to very athletic parents who passed these traits to seven children. My childhood was filled with passion for swimming and basketball and I was encouraged to excell in these activities. Athletics helped me attend the university of my choice, where I was afforded experiences that changed the course of my life. During my second year at the university I traveled to Cuenca, Ecuador where I lived with a family and served for three months in orphanages. I developed important relationships and interacted with children who i believe helped shape me more than I them. Not long after I returned to the States I met my husband. After ten years of marriage, together we have three sweet children who add to our lives laughter, adventure and extraordinary love. My husband took me on a 24 hour, 20 mile hiking journey through the Washington Olympic Mts this summer. I look forward to a lifetime of adventure with him by my side.

Why I am a Mormon

As a sophomore in high school, my biology teacher, whom i have the deepest respect for, asked me simply, "do you believe the LDS church is true, when did you know?" Knowing the church was true was a gradual process, it was not like a strike of lightning or a sudden moment in time. I am mormon because I continue to feel the joy that comes from knowing that the Resurrection of Jesus Christ is real and that the atonement was meant for everyone. My sorrows have been made lighter, my happiness has been made stronger becuase I have this knowledge from God. The values and principles of the gospel of Jesus Christ have given me the desire to continually change and work to become a better friend, neighbor, wife and mother. I am indebted beyond payment to my Savior and Redeemer.

How I live my faith

I have worked in many facets of the church. I have been asked to do things as simply as welcome women at our Sunday meetings. I have worked with the young women teaching them life skills and values. I have served young women at week long summer camps. I have taught adults in Sunday School. I have visited with women to offer support and friendship. I have served to prepare meaningful activities for the women. I have organized and directed efforts to give service in the community. The LDS church has given me opportunities to serve and to be served. I have grown so much by service in the chruch. My ward is truely my extended family and I feel welcome and loved by my leaders and peers. We have the great dynamics of diversity, each offering different perspective, talents and culture. The gospel of Jesus Christ is meant for the world, not for the few.