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Hi I'm Sonya

I grew up in Tennessee, married at an early age. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I have been a wife for 29 years, I married at a very early age, we have 4 children. 3 daughters and a son. All are married now and have families of their own. I was raised to believe in Christ so when I was being taught by the missionaries about the gospel of Jesus Christ being restored to earth it wasn't hard for me to accept that. I knew as I prayed about it that the feelings I was having were from the Holy Ghost and I could trust those feelings because I knew they were from the Lord. My family has been sealed for all time and eternity in the temple of the Lord. Our daughters have all been sealed to their husbands, and we hope our son will someday be sealed to his wife and children. We all are sons and daughters of a loving Heavenly Father who wants us all to return to him, we have our agency to choose, no one can tell us, no one can choose for us. We have to make that choice for ourselves. I'm thankful I made the choice to accept Gods restored gospel plan. I am truly blessed as I live the gospel. Does this mean I have a perfect life? No, by all means. I am tried and tested and I have my share of trials but I'm thankful for them, it keeps me humble, keeps me knowing how to stay on my knees in prayer and who guides my life. For all of this I am thankful.

Why I am a Mormon

I was taught the gospel 25 years ago by a missionary couple serving In our area. My husband and I accepted the gospel but did not stay active In the church for a long time. We did come back and have received the Ordinances of the temple.we have been active now for 11 years and have had many blessings added to our family. I am a Mormon because I prayed about it, and followed the promptings of the spirit I felt and I knew this was the right choice. I am a Mormon because I believe the book of Mormon to be another testament of Jesus Christ, I believe Joseph Smith was a chosen prophet that saw our Heavenly Father and Jesus Christ that fateful day he went into the woods to ask of the Lord which church to join. I am thankful I have that testimony because it helped me with my own personal journey.

How I live my faith

I live my faith by saying my own personal prayers. I pray first thing every morning and the last thing I do every night. I also have prayer with my husband. I enjoy reading and pondering the scriptures daily, or reading articles online about things going on in our church around the world. I try to visit the sick and elderly, or take food to someone who may be sick or someone who's had a baby and can use the extra help for a week or two. This is something the Savior taught us by his example, to be of service to someone else. I'm thankful I am able to serve with the youth in our ward at this time, they are good kids with a desire to learn.