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Hi I'm Sonagolese

I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I'm Native American (Muncey of the Thames Band of Delaware Indians) from a small reserve in Ontario, Canada. I worked for many years for the federal government in various parts of the United States and retired after having worked for 14 years with the Bureau of Indian Affairs in Washington, DC. I now do occasional contract work for the government. I love to write short stories and poetry. My wife and I have a small farmette in Eastern Washington.

Why I am a Mormon

I am a member of the Munsee Band of the Delaware Nation of which my father was the last hereditary chief. From the time he was five years old he was taken from his mother to be taught by the elders who would prepare him for the day when he would bear responsibility for the physical and spiritual well being of his people. It was during this time, as had been done for hundreds of generations previously, that our religion, our history, and our cultural traditions were entrusted to him. When the time finally came for him to step into the role for which they had prepared him, it was incumbent upon him to confront issues that posed the greatest physical and spiritual threat to his people. One of the most valuable lessons that we were given was this: If a man lose all he has--his wealth, his country, his hopes--and still may keep a secure knowledge of himself and his worth as a link in the chain of life, he has a rock to build upon. If all things be added unto him--wealth, position, fame, and power--but he has not the anchor of his heritage, he is an empty canoe upon the waters of life. I remember that he spoke to us of the memory of sacred plates that had been lost long ago, which had been found by a young boy and that these plates told part of our story. He said that when it was learned that these most sacred stories were found, there was great anger among our people until they learned that this child had been shown these things in a dream. So the wonderful stories that you find in the Book of Mormon were not unknown to us. Before he passed away in 1959, my father made an impassioned plea for his people to awaken...to come to a remembrance of our fathers and the true glory of our past. It has been Fifty years since my father had passed away. Although the memories that my father taught to us were always in the dim reaches of my mind, I didn't speak of them often.

How I live my faith

I live to serve others as best I can.