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Hi I'm Ronda

I grew up in Utah, I am a stay at home mother of six children, and I am a Mormon.

About Me

I am the second child in a family of eleven children therefore I have always been a very responsible person. I remember I always thought even when I was only a preschooler that I was as capable as any adult around me, and I was always willing to step up to any job that was required of me. I love a challenge, but I do not voluntarily go outside my comfort zone with out a purpose or goal in mind, or unless it will bless or help another. I got married very young while I was still in high school, but I was married in the Salt Lake Temple because at a very young age I knew that was were the real power was found to seal me to my loved ones for eternity. Staying at home to raise my six children was not really easy, but it is a choice that now as I look back (my children are now in age from 31-18 years old) I know was the most important things I could have done for the benefit of myself and my family. I am a very health conscious person and I am grateful for the word of wisdom that has helped me understand how best to care for my body and keep my family healthy.

Why I am a Mormon

I was born into a family that were already members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, but my father was inactive and an alcoholic, and my mother was a convert previously living in a home where her family practiced the fundamentalist teachings of polygamy. One time when I was about six years old my mother took us children and went to stay at her mother's house while my dad was having some major problems to resolve. My mom felt very lost and lonely and decided to take us to LDS church in the neighborhood where her mother lived. While attending Sunday School at that church on Sunday morning, during the administering of the Sacrament I distinctly felt the impression that my Savior was Jesus Christ, and that he knew me and loved me. I wanted more of that feeling. It was very new to me. I don't know how long we actually stayed at my grandmother's house before going back to live at home with our dad, but while we were there my mom took us to Primary. The teachers where so nice and they were teaching me all about this person Jesus Christ who I knew loved me and would protect me from evil and harm. We continued to attend primary after we went home, and my understanding continued to grow. When I was about eight years old I went to school unprepared for the bad weather that came during the day, and knowing that I would be required to walk home a long two miles, I decided to go into the bathroom to have a prayer and I made a commitment with my Heavenly Father that if he would make the weather warm enough for me to get home then I would always remember to say my prayers. Now I know that that kind of deal was really only a win win situation for me, but back then in my eight year old mind that was making a big commitment. My desire to keep that commitment has blessed my life for all these years. Being a Mormon has just always felt right for me. I have never had a desire to look for anything else, I have it all right here.

How I live my faith

I attend my meetings each Sunday and I am the President of the organization in our church that is especially for the young women ages twelve through 18 years old. We plan activities each week that help the young women to live the Gospel principles as well as the standard found in our "For Strength of Youth" pamphlet. I attend the temple each week with my friend where we do work for those who can not do it for themselves. This last summer we organized a walk that was nearly 22miles long to help our girls understand that they could do really hard things if they needed to. We started our walk at the Oquirrah Mountain Temple then made our way to the Jordan River Temple then concluded our walk at the Salt Lake Temple. We started at 5:00 AM and finished at about 2:30 PM that afternoon. It was hard but helped the girls know their strength, and realize their desire to live lives worthy to go inside the House of The Lord and enjoy the blessings found therein. Most importantly, I care for the needs of my family. The family is central to my idea of eternal happiness.