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Hi I'm Ronda

I'm a Mormon.

About Me

If you were to see me, I would not look any different from anyone else in the neighborhood. I walk our dog, I watch football on Saturday, and I love to read fiction of all kinds, but I love sci-fi and fantasy. On Sunday, I attend church and come home and eat dinner with my husband of thirty-two years. I work at a large university and help many students plan for their futures. I enjoy my work and find it extremely rewarding. When possible, my husband and I love to travel to other countries. I have found that I am very good at planning the logistics of our trips and can't wait until our next adventure. At this point, we have traveled to Ireland, Scotland, England, France and Spain, and want to go to Italy next.

Why I am a Mormon

I work at a large university. In my job as an academic advisor, I see many students looking for answers through their four years. I know that I had a different college experience since I attended college at Brigham Young University. I had classes that started with prayer and included the opportunity to discuss my own spiritual beliefs in the classroom discussions. I know how important it is to establish a spiritual core in that it assisted me in how I made my choices. I have had support from my parents as a teenager to make choices for myself--even make mistakes. I have read the Book of Mormon and the Bible and continue to read them both, and I know that scriptures are a record of our Father in Heaven reaching out to His children and telling them how much He loves them. In particular, I believe that both books are a testimony that Jesus Christ is the Savior. Based on scripture study and prayer, I have established a deep and abiding knowledge that Jesus is my personal redeemer.

How I live my faith

I do attend church on Sunday, but I don't think religious beliefs should just being reflected on Sundays. Mine is a way of life, but I love it and would not know any other way to happiness and fulfillment. As part of this "volunteer church" I have worked with young people during the week many times in the past. Currently, I meet to plan for the Sunday children program that I am involved in during the week. I work with four talented women in organizing this program. We all do this because we love the children and we love the Savior, and we are not paid except with hugs from the children (ages 3-11). Each weekday starts with prayer and reading scriptures. Right now, I commute to work and I use that time on my commuter bus for scripture study and reflection. Many times, I gain insight into how to approach my day and how to be a better person since I don't see myself as anything but a very imperfect person trying each day in some small way to improve and become, even incrementally, closer to the Savior, Jesus Christ.