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Hi I'm Tonya

I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I just moved from Las Vegas to a very small town in Utah to be close to family. I love to read. Finding wholesome books is a passion of mine. I also enjoy teaching and have a wonderful opportunity to volunteer at my daughters elementary school teaching art. I believe learning is a lifelong persuit. I enjoy trying new things and enjoy talking with and getting to know people. I have 2 children at home, ages 14 and 8 and two adult children ages 19 and 21. I am helping my husband start a law firm in a new city.

Why I am a Mormon

Why am I a Mormon? Well, I am a Mormon because I want to be. I have made a choice to live the gospel of Jesus Christ and love to help others learn about it as well. I became a member when I was 8 years old but my parents were divorced and neither were active so I grew up going to chruch by myself. As I got older I questioned what I learned as a child. I looked around me and it seemed as though everyone that went to church was as happy as those that didn't so I fell away for a time. It was hard for me to have parents that didn't attend and still have a desire to go but as I grew older and had children I realized already knew the truth and I wanted the same values I had taught to me as a child, taught to my children, so I came back into full activity. I am so grateful for all my Heavenly Father has blessed me with. Even through trials we can become more like Him and I love the peace that comes from learning how to diligently seek the spirit. I know I can reach my full potential if I keep trying and living Heavenly Father's commandments.

How I live my faith

Right now I am a secretary in the women's organization called the Relief Society. My calling is helping me get to know the sisters in my area and to learn how my talents fit in to this new ward. I get to participate in meetings with our presidency (a president and two counsleors). In these meetings we try to find what will best meet the needs of the sisters in the ward we serve in. We have opportunities to serve in many ways because we get to know the sisters so well. If someone is sick we get to help them with meals or other household duties. We may get to tend children or organize times for other sisters in the ward to do so. We also get to plan activities for the women to learn new things or build their testimonies. I am also a visiting teacher. In this calling each month I get to go visit the three sisters I have been asked to take care of. I get to talk to them and know them better. I get to become their friends and help them when they need extra help. I also get to share my testimony with them about things I have learned and they get to do the same with me in our monthly visits.