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Hi I'm Sonia

I love outdoor activities. That is why Colorado is the perfect place for me. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I am 54 years old. Staying healthy is very important to me. I started running marathons at age 12. Because of all the years of running, I've had to stop due to the aches and pains I'm experiencing. It was hard to replace running but I have found other activities to keep me busy. I enjoy fly and lure fishing, camping, hiking, snow skiing, working out, power walking, taking my dogs on walks, gardening, yard work, sewing, cooking and mentoring young girls and spending time with children. I moved to Colorado 15 years ago and love this state. I am a mountain girl at heart even though I grew up near the beach in CA. I have served a mission for our church in Germany and speak German fluently. Ten years after my mission, I worked for Volkswagen in Germany for 2 years and was able to see most of Europe. I still have many friends in Europe that I keep in contact. I got married almost 2 years ago to a wonderful man in the church. Niether one of us had children so instead we have 4 dogs. I'm okay with not having children in the life. I figured that God has it all worked out for me so I don't concern myself with it. Instead I find youth that need an adult friend and mentor them. I enjoy taking care of kids during the day when a mom needs a break. I surround myself with children/youth and I don't miss not having my own.

Why I am a Mormon

Before we joined the church, my family was Methodist. My folks would drop us off at church each Sunday and would not attend with us. My dad worked with several LDS men and felt that there was something different about them. These men would always talk about their families and my dad really liked that. The LSD missionaries showed up at our door and my dad invited them in. My family was baptized a few months later. I was 10 at the time. My mom and dad attended church with us. It was nice that we went as a family. I had a very strong testimony right from the beginning. At age 12, I decided I wanted to serve a mission and so when I turned 21 I was called to serve in Germany. It was an incredible experience, one that help mold me into the person I am today. As a single sister, I had many opportunities knock on my door which took me to many places to live and work in the states as well as in Europe. I was single for a very long time before I finally got married. I came to accept the fact that I may not marry in this life and I needed to make the most of life as a single sister. Being single in the church can sometimes be a difficult thing. There were times when I wavered about going to church but every time I tried to pull myslef away from the gospel of Jesus Christ, my testimony would haunt me. I knew the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints was Christ's church on the earth and I couldn't deny it. I have known from a very young age that Jesus Christ restored His church to the earth through His prophet, Joseph Smith and that Joseph Smith through the spirit of God translated the Book of Mormon that was written by a people inhabiting the Americas before and after Christ's resurrection. The Bible and Book of Mormom testify that God and Jesus Christ live. I know we have a prophet on the earth today, Thomas S Monson just like they had in ancient times and that God speaks to Him to lead and guide His people on earth.

How I live my faith

Because I am trying to follow Christ's example, I feel it is important to serve others. As i mentioned, I mentor 2 young women (17 and 12). It fulfills a need that I have since I did not have any children but more importantly, I am hoping that I'm helping these young girls have growth opportunities in their lives that they would not have had. In our church we have an organization that focuses on women. I am very involved in organizing spiritual, educational and social activities based on the needs of the sisters in our church. In addition, I volunteer visiting assigned sisters (3) each month in our church to give a spiritual message and to love, strengthen and watch over them. I volunteer and help out a mother during the day every other week with her children while she can run errands and do things which she can't do when the children are around. I try and live by the Golden Rule, "Do to others what you would have them do to you."