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Hi I'm Rhiannon

Born and raised without formal religion, but always knowing the LDS church was where I would end up. I'm "home". I'm a Mormon.

About Me

My husband and I have been married since 2002 and we have two beautiful children, a son and a daughter. I love to play music, softball, practice Kenpo Karate, and spend time with my family. I work for a non-profit organization helping the elderly, the young, and the developmentally disabled and love my job! One of my most favorite activities is bike riding! Put me on my road bike, give me some space, and I'm a happy girl! Above all, I love my Savior, Jesus Christ. Without Him my life would not be nearly as blessed as it has been.

Why I am a Mormon

Religion was never a huge part of my life growing up. My mom is Baptist and my dad is Jehovah's Witness, though neither forced religion on me. Even with the absence of religion, I somehow always knew the LDS Church was where I would end up. I was drawn to the TV during the Church's commercials and whenever we passed the LDS Church building I felt at peace. Still, I ambled through life without knowing my Savior. A new HS grad, I moved 3 hours away to start college. It was during that time on my own that I started to question life and its purpose. I researched different churches, but never thought anything of them because they didn't feel right to me. I decided to be "different" and settle on Atheism. On a dare from an Atheist friend, I called the LDS missionaries and requested a Book Of Mormon. Within days they contacted me and scheduled an appt. I was on a mission to prove them wrong. I took the discussions, even set my baptism date. I felt "something" during the discussions. But in a short time I called the missionaries and cancelled. Peer pressure prevailed. Fast-forward two years: I met a guy in the college band I played in. We began talking and in our conversation I found out he was preparing to be baptized into the LDS Church. I told him, "That's great for you, but I've been there, done that, and am not interested." He said he understood and I thought that was the end of the discussion... My phone rang a few days later: Her: Hi, is this Rhiannon? Me: Yes. Her: This is Sister ____ with the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Your friend told me to call you. Me: He did? Her: Yes. So my companion and I were wondering if we can meet with you. Me: *silence* ...... *sigh* I guess. We set a date and they came. As I listened, learned, read, prayed and digested tons of info, I began to realize maybe I didn't have all of life's answers. I prayed a lot. I cried even more. I knew. I was baptized when I was 20. And I've never looked back.

How I live my faith

We love going to church! Our spiritual batteries are recharged, putting life into perspective and bringing the Savior front and center as our focus in life and our marriage. Being new to the Church in 2010 I spent one year in a class called Gospel Essentials. This class gave me a basic foundation of knowledge of the Church and also expanded on what I'd learned from the missionaries. Nearly 10 years later I have held many different callings, or volunteer positions, in the Church. I've been a music director, choir director, ward missionary, teacher in childrens' classes, young adult leader, and am currently the pianist in the childrens' classes. I love the experiences I've had in each calling I've held! Just when you think you can't do something, you realize Heavenly Father knows you CAN and gives you a calling you least expect. I love serving others and being given the opportunity to serve. Knowing I can help ease the burden off of someone's shoulder brings me joy. I try to live as close to my Savior's example of love and acceptance by praying for, and welcoming, opportunities to serve. Whether it's cooking a meal and delivering it, being a listening ear, making a phone call to someone who's struggling, babysitting for a stressed out mom or a date night couple, or helping to clean someone's home, I'm willing to do it. The feeling I get when I finish serving someone is amazing. I feel accomplished. And I feel like I've done just a miniscule part in living like my Savior Jesus Christ. There are always activities to participate in, which I love going to. We have gatherings for the women in the Church, as well as for our whole family. Everything we learn is of some value to our families and homes, such as learning how to save money, how to cook on a budget, how to prepare for disasters, sewing, parties for each holiday, etc. There is no shortage of opportunities to make friends and enjoy a night of fun activities. I'm not afraid to share what the Church means to me!