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Hi I'm Bonnie H. M.

I'm a reader, a student, an aspiring teacher and writer and I'm a Mormon.

About Me

One of my favorite hobbies is reading. I'm always on the lookout for a good book, even though my list of books to read is hundreds long. I've finished my third year in college, and will complete my degree a few years after I'm back from my mission. My major is English Education with minors in Vocal Music and Theater Arts. I grew up on a farm, so I'm stronger than I may look, though not as strong as many of my other sisters. I very strongly dislike exercise for exercise sake. I'm perfectly willing to run around and exercise as part of a game, but it is torture for me to run with no other motive than to get/stay in shape.

Why I am a Mormon

People ask me if they think that my growing up in the church has influenced my decision to continue to be a member, and I honestly have to say yes. Of course growing up with parents who love each other and you and sisters who hold together in the end, no matter how angry we get with each other is going to make an effect on a person. I saw the world, and then I saw my family, and there was a difference. I didn't want to be a part of the world of broken homes, sex, drugs, and violence. With that in mind, I didn't just take my parent's word for it. I asked God myself through prayer and though I've never had any grand Heavenly visitation or anything, I have received my answer in so many ways that this is right. In plain and simple terms, I'm a Mormon because it's true!

How I live my faith

My parents raised my in The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, and I have discovered for myself that I was raised in truth. The church is a solid rock in my life. When I'm at college, and feeling down and isolated, the church has taught my to pray to feel my Heavenly Father with me. Church activities also help. They help bring me into a community of people who believe the same that I do and won't try to get me into situations I don't want to be in. I usually never miss an opportunity to attend a church activity. I am about to embark on a mission for the church to help others to find Heavenly Father's path for them. I am so grateful that I have this opportunity to be the Lord's instrument in giving to others the precious gift that has held me up in my life. I am grateful that I am a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, or a Mormon.

Are all Mormons required to serve a mission?

Bonnie H. M.
Every young man is encouraged to serve a full time mission. I know some who haven't because of one circumstance or another, and they are still strong in the gospel, but there are blessing that come from serving a mission. Young women are told in regards to serving a full time mission that it is between them and the Lord. Some do serve, some don't. Elderly couples are also encouraged to serve full time missions if it is something that health and finance will allow. Serving a full time mission, although not mandatory for anyone, is such a blessing in the lives of those serving and those they serve. Of course, we are all expected to daily be a missionary through the way we live and invite others to come to Christ. Show more Show less