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Hi I'm Rhonda

I grew up in Columbus, Georgia and now live in Cedar Park, Texas with my husband and son. I converted October 2010!

About Me

I am a wife, mom and stepmom of three terrific children: two grown stepchildren and one son at home. I love traveling to different states and foreign countries with my husband. One of my favorite passions is watching my son play lacrosse and football. I tend to keep busy a very busy schedule and enjoy helping out with my son's sports teams. I am the president of my son's Lacrosse club and assist with the football booster club in the fall. Although I work full time as an office administrator, I also take college classes on line. I was not able to go to college when I was younger, but finally I have the opportunity to get a bachelors degree and have really enjoyed going back to school.

Why I am a Mormon

Having a blended family has had its share of family issues/trials we have faced together. We went through a hard custody battle for my husband's two children when they were younger and added to the family by having a son of our own. My parents and siblings lived far away and we did not attend church. Sometimes I felt like there was nowhere to turn through our struggles and that my husband and I had to go it alone. In September of 2010 something special happened in my family. My son (13 at the time) came home and asked if we could attend church with a friend of his at school. He explained to me that he has a few new friends in his class who are Mormons. He was impressed by their choices and commitment to their beliefs when others around them were trying to influence them to do wrong. One of the young ladies had given him the Strength for Youth guide and had been talking to him for a few weeks about what she believed in. I was so impressed when he told me that I wanted to know more. One of our neighbors is Mormon so I asked if we could attend service with them and they invited the missionaries over to talk with us. After speaking with the missionaries I felt warmth growing in my heart. I needed to know more. Within a few weeks my son and I were baptized. As I read the Book of Mormon the Holy Spirit witnessed to me of its truth. I knew in my heart that God had led those friends to my son. Their conviction in standing up for God and living a virtuous life was a testimony to my son and to me. I also believe that, because I was obedient and followed the Holy Spirit, God blessed me further by leading my husband to baptism as well. Our lives are slowly changing for the better. I thought I had a pretty good life before, but now I have a beautiful and blessed life. God has opened up his arms and provided us with many beautiful and loving family members through our church family, always looking for ways to serve the Lord by serving each other.

How I live my faith

One of the callings that I had recently was working on the Compassion Committee. I love being a part of looking for ways to help the women in our church. Sometimes we coordinate meals for families who have someone ill or recovering from surgery. Sometimes we help out moms with newborns and other times we visit or send cards to those who need a human touch. I was just recently called to be an advisor to one of our young women's groups, girls age 14-15 and I'm so excited about this opportunity. I am also a Visiting Teach where I get to share a special message each month with other women and find ways that I can help them in their daily life. This is my favorite part of being a Mormon. Sometimes I attend service projects with my family or the youth in the church. I also helped with a food drive that our ward held and was able to help bring over 9,000 items to the local food bank. Recently I went with my family and church members to help families that lost their homes to fire in the Bastrop area clean off debris and sift through ashes. I love being able to serve God by serving others.