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Hi I'm Bonnie Lee Schnautz

I am a single mom and a small business owner. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I am a single mom of 2 extraordinary kids. I have started a small business to help other women like myself have jobs in a tough economy. I love to spend time with my kids and do all that I can to help others. Cooking, gardening, and sight seeing are a few things I like to do along with traveling. I also like to watch movies, play with my kids at the park, and doing anything that is close to nature. Most of all I love to comfort people in need. I have seen much suffering in my life and experienced it also, so I love to be someone who takes time to understand others.

Why I am a Mormon

In 2006 I started looking for a church to go to. I felt confused because of all of the different doctrines from different churches and knew in my heart that there had to be just "one" church that was right. So I started looking for a church by going to different ones and I started with a Bible Church. They taught me that I should only read from the King James version of the Bible because it is the closest to the truth (I felt it was right). They also said that there is no need to confess your sins to God ( I disagreed ). So I kept moving on with my search. At the same time there was confusion inside me about people who never hear about Jesus before they die because they do not have an opportunity ( I was mainly thinking of people in China at that time ). I was taught that they have no chance after this life, but felt that wasn't fair and couldn't come from a "loving" God. I also wondered why Jesus only dealt with people in what is called " The Holy Land " (Jerusalem) and never dealt with the native indians or people in America. That same week missionaries came to my door and taught me that The Book of Mormon "is written" by ancient inhabitants of America, and that there is hope for those who die without the gospel through Temple work. I am very grateful for this gospel!

How I live my faith

I study the doctrines of my faith daily through scripture study, and Ensign magazines. I read anything else from the church too. I pray as often as I can. I teach 14-18 year olds in my ward and help the community by being honest and providing work for people. I love to teach the gospel whenever I can and still love anyone who may not like it. I know that everyone has the right to make their own choices.

How can I know Mormonism is true?

Bonnie Lee Schnautz
Seeking and praying to the Lord with an honest and sincere heart is the best way. Many people can tell you many things, but to truly gain a testimony this is really the only way. Show more Show less