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Hi I'm Bonnie Hughes Peabody

I'm a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints.

About Me

I am a mother of three daughters, who have given me 10 grandchildren, who have given me 17 Great grandchildren. My husband passed on 12/25/2012, I have retired and now live in Whispering Pines, NC. Have time now for renewal of my old passion of painting. When given the opportunity to serve in the church I put this aside,

Why I am a Mormon

September 2010 I was searching for spiritual understanding when a tragic event put me in the middle of loving LDS families, griefing but so gracious after they had lost a husband, son, son-in-law. I wanted to find out how they could be so strong. My daughter invited to join her in the Church. So I studied the book of Mormon, reading it twice in about 6 months. When I felt ready I studied with the visiting Missionaries. And I then ventured into a Sacament meeting and felt welcome. I was baptised and confirmed on Oct 9, 2011. I love reading the Book of Mormon, the Bible and everything good that comes my way. Receiving Sacrament on Sundays and learning more about the life of Jesus Christ has enriched my life.

How I live my faith

I try to stay true and close to my faith by daily prayer and reading of the scriptures and and other books of faith. For me this has kept the Holy Spirit in my life daily. I have a calling for visiting teaching, assistant librarian. I serving a Mission now OSM with Family Search and have recently be called to serve as Spiritual Leader for this group. This experience is taking me into all sorts of opportunities, exploring the Church website and finding a plenitude of resources.

How is the Book of Mormon different from the Bible? How did Joseph Smith obtain the “golden plates” or Book of Mormon?

Bonnie Hughes Peabody
The Book of Mormon is another witness that Jesus Christ really lived, that He was and is God’s Son. It contains the writings of ancient prophets. One of these, Lehi, lived in Jerusalem around 600 B.C. God commanded Lehi to lead a small group of people to the American continent. There they became a great civilization. God continued to call prophets among these people. The Book of Mormon is a collection of the writings of their prophets and record keepers. In September 1823, Joseph Smith was visited by a heavenly messenger named Moroni - the last of these ancient prophets to keep the record - in the same way that angels often appeared to Church leaders in the New Testament (see especially the book of Acts). The Angel Moroni informed Joseph that God had a work for him to do. Moroni told Joseph that a record of the ancient inhabitants of the American continent was buried in a nearby hill and that the record contained the fulness of the gospel of Jesus Christ. In September 1827, Joseph received the record, which was written on thin plates of gold. Show more Show less

Mormons believe Jesus Christ is their Savior. Why do we need a Savior?

Bonnie Hughes Peabody
You can be forgiven of your sins through the Atonement of Jesus Christ by the process of repentance. Because Heavenly Father knew we would sometimes make wrong choices, He provided a way for us to be forgiven of our sins (John 3:16). He provided a Savior, Jesus Christ, who suffered for our sins in the Garden of Gethsemane and on the cross so that when we sincerely repent, we can be forgiven (Book of Mormon, Mosiah 4:6). Show more Show less