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Hi I'm Lavonda

I'm a grandmother of twenty. Texas is my home, and I love doing family history. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I have five children, and when they got older, I taught high school for 15 years. I now have twenty grandchildren scattered across the country. I enjoy reading, playing the piano, and doing family history.

Why I am a Mormon

Although my parents joined the Church when I was young and I was raised in the Mormon faith, when I was a senior in high school I wanted to know for myself whether the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints was God's true Church. I read the Book of Mormon and prayed to know whether or not it was true. In answer to my prayer I received a strong, sweet feeling of light and understanding, and I knew that it was God's true church. As I have lived its teachings throughout my life, I have come to know with even more surety that Joseph Smith truly was a prophet and that God restored His Church to the earth in our day. I also believe Jesus's words in John 7:17 when He counseled us to live the principles of the gospel if we want to know of their truth: "If any man will my do will, he will know of the doctrine, whether it be of God or whether I speak of myself." I came to have a testimony of the principle of tithing by paying tithing, a testimony of service by serving others, and so on. Being a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints has brought me great joy and has blessed my family in countless ways.

How I live my faith

I have played the organ for church meetings since I was seventeen and love being able to express my love for the Savior in that way. When the members lift their voices in song as a congregation, something wonderful happens and I feel the Lord near. I have also taught classes on Sundays for many years and love the extra understanding that comes from preparation and from interacting with class members. Some of those classes were for small children, some for the youth, and others for adults.