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Hi I'm Monti

I grew up in Salt Lake City but have lived in many different places including Spain and Brazil. I'm a Mormon

About Me

I'm a mom, with six kids and 19 grand-kids. They all live far away, which gives me and my husband a good excuse to travel. Besides my family, I'm interested in education, music, and politics. I even ran for the legislature several years ago. Lately my husband and I have been travelling to serve missions for our church.

Why I am a Mormon

Growing up as a Mormon, I always wondered about other religions. I even wondered for awhile if there was really a God. I began to really research my religion, and studied other religions as well. When I finally read and really studied the Book of Mormon I could see that, like the Bible, it had been written not by one man, but by many different people. Each of them brought to the book their own story of faith and trials. Each had been inspired by God to meet the challenges of their particular life and times. I realized that it was an inspired book, that the church associated with it was also inspired of God. I prayed, and found out that God loves me. I know now that all the people on earth are children of God, and that He loves us all. I know that He will guide us and help us if we pray and ask Him. I know that He has spoken to us through the Bible and the Book of Mormon--that they are both inspired books given to us so that we can come to know God, our Heavenly Father.

How I live my faith

My husband retired early so we could go on our first mission. It was a welfare mission to Brazil, where we worked with charitable organizations to help people who had been affected by natural disasters, and where we were able to donate wheelchairs our church had provided to thousands of people who could not afford them. We also helped train local church leaders in charitable work. Our second mission was an employment mission to Spain. We conducted employment workshops on how to look for work, how to present yourself when job hunting, and how to keep a job once you had found one. We are now waiting for visas to return to Spain, this time to volunteer in our church's temple there.