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Hi I'm Tonja

I'm a Mormon!

About Me

I am an elementary school teacher. I have been teaching for 10 plus years and teaching is a wonderful experience each day! My hope for each day is learn something new by teaching something new to my students. Family is important to me and I am thankful to be a member of a large family with lots of fun going on each day. I am the 7th of 8 children. My parents are still together after 45 years of marriage and better yet -- they are still IN LOVE with each other! I recently got married to a wonderful man and my hope is to have a marriage as blessed as my parents. They are such great examples of a REAL relationship! Each of my siblings has a family and there are lots of fun adventures with all 28 grandchildren! I love being the favorite Aunt! Yep -- I am the fun one! My family is a bunch of Disney Geeks! We find it exciting to visit that Happy Place each year, and the more the merrier! It's so fun to be at a happy place with the people that make me the happiest!

Why I am a Mormon

Why Not!!! I am a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints because I choose eternal life! I know Heavenly Father has an eternal plan for us and I know that plan is true! The Holy Ghost has testified to me the truthfulness of this Gospel and that faith is renewed as I study the scriptures -- especially the Book of Mormon. My faith is also renewed as I attend church, and as I pray.

How I live my faith

I live my faith each day, and each day I choose to be happy! One thing that really helps my faith grow is by attending Church each week. The lessons I learn there aways remind me of my Heavenly Father's love for me and for each of us. I live my faith by praying each day. I know that my Father in Heaven hears and answers my prayers. He is there to hear us and to bless us! I live my faith by cherishing the example of Jesus Christ and patterning my life after his. Jesus Christ is the keystone to my faith. He lived! He came to Earth to provide an example for us to live by and it is by his name I am saved. He lived a life of service, and I live my faith by serving Him as I serve others. It is through my baptism and the sacred covenants I have made in the Temple that bind me to Christ. He truly is my savior! I live my faith by listening to and applying the counsel of the Prophet. I know the counsel of the Prophet on Earth is true. Our Prophet -- President Thomas S. Monson -- is guided and directed by the Spirit and whether by his voice of that of our Father's it is the same! I live my faith by reading The Book of Mormon. I know it is through this book's teachings I can become closer to Christ and eternal life as I choose to follow what it teaches.