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Hi I'm Rhonda

I am married and a mother of five children. I grew up in Florida. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I grew up playing sports all of my life. My favorite sports to play growing up were, gymnastics, softball and volleyball. I have also always liked to be creative and artistic. I love to sew and even made my own wedding dress. Up until now that was the biggest sewing project I have worked on. I have always loved to cook and bake. I grew up as a very sensitive and loving person always wanting to feel love and share it with others. I could not wait to have my dream of being a mother and homemaker. 12 years ago this December I began the amazing journey of being married and raising a family. There have been tough times but I would not trade it for anything. I love my children and husband with all of my heart and am excited to continue forward with building our family even more. My husband and I hope to have an even larger family, possibly up to 12 kids, but we'll see if that is in Heavenly Father's plan for us.

Why I am a Mormon

My parents were converted to the church before I was born so I got into the church from the beginning. I became a "Mormon" however when the church got into me. I have always felt that I was being taught was right and never felt the desire to stray. Nonetheless, I found it necessary to make sure to know for myself that this was right for me. I can remember very specifically one experience at the age of 8 when my beliefs were being challenged by some people who were very close to me. I found that as I defended my beliefs, the spirit overcame me and I realized that I did know for myself that this church is true. I was no longer just taking my parents' word for it. It was real, it was true, it was mine. I also had an experience in high school upon studying the words of the Book of Mormon and asking my Heavenly Father if it was true. When I did this, the overwhelming peace of the Spirit filled me with warmth even before I asked the question. Then, during, and after the question, the Spirit was unmistakable. I will never forget that feeling and I will never deny that answer. IT IS TRUE! If you have not done the same, get a copy, read it and ask. It's that simple. The Book of Mormon and all other scripture has been a huge guide in my life, especially through the hard times. There is nothing like the feeling I get when reading and pondering the words of the prophets of old. I am also a Mormon because it is the only church on the earth today with a living prophet of God. I have also received a testimony that he, Thomas S. Monson, is a true prophet of God, as was Joseph Smith and all of the men between. I feel so blessed to have been brought up in the gospel and to have always had it in my life. I do not take it for granted, but try to live each day to the fullest. What a wonderful life this is!!

How I live my faith

Everything that I do and say is because of my faith. Were it not for my faith in the Lord and his gospel, life would have no meaning. Having the gospel in my life gives me reason to get up every day and be happy. I know the difference between momentary pleasure and true happiness. By following my faith, I do not have to fear. I am able to reach out to the scriptures for extra added strength and find the guidance I need throughout my day. Praying and keeping a real relationship with my Heavenly Father makes such a difference in how I see and deal with the world around me. Building this relationship brings me more happiness and I have more confidence in myself. As a member of the church, I have the current responsibility to work with the children of the congregation from ages 3 - 12. This organization is called Primary. I am able to see how learning the gospel is such an essential part of the early stages of life. It is truly a blessing to feel the spirit that these little children can have with them. The simplicity of the gospel for the children strengthens me. It does not have to be complicated. This helps me understand the teaching of Jesus that we are all to become as a little child.