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Hi I'm Nonnie

I was born in Utah, raised in Colorado, attended college, and am serving a mission. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I love hiking mountains during the summer and star gazing, either after a hard days work or when I have a moment to gaze at God's creations. I love painting. I recently took a painting class in my third semester of college and found that my hobby was a true talent. I completed three compositions, and I am currently finishing my self portrait. My self portrait is a replication of my show choir performance when I was in high school. I love to sing, and never miss the chance to sing a solo, or to participate in a choir. Singing has always been more than a hobby. It has helped me connect to other people, to bear my testimony, and to give me strength and hope when I have been down. I love reading books and telling stories. My grandmother always told stories to my class when I was in elementary, and found joy in embellishing stories with description and plots. But the best stories of all come out when I tell my friends about my life, and the missionary moments that I have with my non-member friends. These missionary moments have helped me to prepare for my mission. I love to help others, and to share the gospel with them.

Why I am a Mormon

Honestly, I have never attended another church sermon. I have attended activities or weddings, but they have been few and far between that I can hardly remember much about them. I have attended The Church of Jesus Christ of Later Day Saints every week for as long as I can remember. Only thrice have I missed because of weather, or I was too sick to attend. But I too am a convert. I was born and raised in the church, but I truly felt converted after I turned eighteen. I started to do things on my own. I relied less on my mother, and found that I turned to my Heavenly Father. When he would guide me and answer my prayers, my testimony became mine, and no one else's. I had many spiritual Sundays where I would receive so many answers to my prayers that I could not doubt the truthfulness of the gospel. I did struggle. Sometimes I forgot those memorable Sundays, and would doubt, but when I received an answer to my prayers it was sweeter than any other moment. I received many personal revelations both when I was just a child, and even when I was older. For example, I was given the knowledge that I would serve a mission, and this revelation came when I was only eleven years old. It wasn't until the summer of 2013 that I knew that I would go on my mission in January 2014. It has been the best decision of my life. I learned so much while preparing for my mission. I learned that my testimony is unshakable, and that I have been chosen to serve the Lord, and I want to do my best. I know he loves each and everyone of us. We are children of God! This is His church, and because I know this I am a Mormon!

How I live my faith

After I graduated high school, I started attending the singles ward for our church. I had been active in all of the youth activities, but I did not have many responsibilities. As soon as I moved, I received an assignment. I was in charge of sending out e-mails to every member of the ward, and helped set up and update the facebook page to inform all of the members of upcoming activities. I sent the e-mails out weekly, until the facebook page became sufficient. I succeeded because I prayed about it, and I used the time I had between my college classes and my work schedule. However, I returned to my family ward because I was preparing to serve a mission. Even though I had no set assignment, I continued to work, to serve and to help people where I could. Honestly, the easiest people to help were my friends. I prayed to have opportunities to serve them, and I enjoyed every experience. I know I also helped them by bearing my testimony to them, and it was only because I studied the scriptures that I know what this church teaChes and that I believe it. I took what I learned, and I would apply it to my life. I have given of my substance to those who are less fortunate. I have given my time as often as I could. I'm serving a mission for 18 months. And I pray continually for the strength that I need. I know this church is true, and I let everyone know it!