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Hi I'm Vonnie

I was born in Kansas, raised in Arizona, mother of 9 and I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I have been married to my wonderful husband for 28 years. We work together running our family business. We have 2 daughters and 7 sons, ages vary from 10 to 40. I love swimming, hiking, reading and spending time with my children and grandchildren.

Why I am a Mormon

I was baptized into the Methodist church as an infant. After a move to another state we started attending the Presbyterian church. As a young girl I read the bible and the stories of the prophets. I asked my parents, why we no longer had prophets on the earth. No one could explain to me why a loving Heavenly Father would leave us here on this earth without a prophet. Many years later when I was 23 years old I learned from the Missionaries of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints that there is a prophet, who has been called of God, on the earth today to lead us and guide us. As a young girl I read stories of Jesus love and service and the thought came to me that if one is truly doing the work of the Lord, he should not be paid for it. It was again the missionaries that explained to me that in The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, that Bishop's (similar to Pastors/Ministers) did not receive payment for their services. The Bishops had careers and that is how they provided for their families. Their evenings & weekends were spent in the service of Lord, tending to the needs of the members of their congregation. Upon the encouragement of the missionaries I attended their Sunday Meetings. After a few times of attending, I told my husband I was not going to attend again. I didn't like how I felt when I attended. I told him when the songs were sung, I would get this big lump in my throat and tears in my eyes. It was a strange feeling that I had never felt before. It was a little frightening to me. My husband, who was a member, explained to me that those feelings I was having were from the Holy Ghost, testifying to me that the things that I was hearing were true. Needless to say a few weeks later I was baptized.

How I live my faith

I love serving others. It brings me great joy! I have the opportunity to teach and train women and men who work with the children of our church. I also get to make visits to the homes of 3 or 4 women in our church and share a spiritual message every month. Three times a year I help plan super activities, also known as day camps, for 11 year old boys. These activities help prepare them to be trustworthy, loyal, helpful, friendly, courteous, kind, obedient, cheerful, thrifty, brave, clean and reverent. In our home we live our faith by praying morning and night, by reading scriptures daily, by attending church together, by having family night, by having fun wholesome family activities and by loving one another.