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Hi I'm Rona

I was born and raised in Utah. I love outdoor recreation. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I love the mountains. My hobbies mainly include anything outdoors. I love to go hunting, fishing, camping, horse-back riding, you name it! I also love reading, cooking, and sewing. I've always enjoyed music. I sing and play several musical instruments including piano, clairenet, and saxaphone. I grew up in a small town and loved it. I always enjoyed working on my dad's farm because I enjoyed the time to think and be outside. Currently I am studying at Brigham Young University, but I am taking a year and a half off to serve a mission. I received my call to serve in the Japan Kobe Mission last May, and I started my mission September 18. I have loved being a missionary and serving! I have loved learning the language and being able to share my testimony with others! I know this gospel is true, and it has blessed my life in so many ways. It has blessed my family, and I am grateful for the knowledge that I can live with them forever. I am so excited to be serving the Lord full-time! I am giving up a short time in my life to share this gospel with others, and it is so worth it!

Why I am a Mormon

Well, I grew up in the church like many children in Utah, but what some may not realize that even though I grew up in the gospel I had to decide at one point to know for myself. The gospel is never a given. When I was eight I really had the desire to be baptized, but it wasn't til' later that I really came to know without a doubt that this is the way I wanted to live my life. I was just sitting in seminary, and my teacher told us to write our feelings down about Christ and what we would say to him if he was in the room with us. It was then I really thought about how much Christ and this church has done for me, and deep down I knew that it was true. I had never really gotten the entire way through the Book of Mormon before then, but after that day in seminary the gospel wasn't about just going to church on Sunday. I decided to really know for myself, so I started reading and seeking for the feelings of conformation. At the end of reading the Book of Mormon I decided I should take Moroni's challenge and pray about it. I had barely gotten to my knees when I just thought, God this is true, and there is no way it couldn't be. I have a strong testimony of this gospel. I know for myself that it is true. I don't have to lean on anyone for their testimonies because I have my own. Now I want to live so that everyone can see that I know. I want to live so that no one questions why I have the standards I do because everyone should see that I believe.

How I live my faith

Every day I try to live my life in a way that shows that I believe in Christ. I know that as I strive to live my life righteously that I will be blessed with happiness and joy. I enjoy serving those around me, and love to see others smile. It is almost a challenge of mine to make sure I make someone smile everyday. I love serving within the church and using my talents and abilities to help others. I have had countless opportunities to serve in the church in various callings. It has been such a blessing in my life as I reach out to help others and serve them. Now I am going to serve the people of Japan as a full-time missionary. I strive to be the best representative of Christ I can be, by living what I believe and sharing it with others.

Do Mormons only help Mormons?

The plain and simple answer is we don't. We want to help everyone, Mormon or not. We are all in this world together to help one another. We strive to serve everyone around us despite who they are or their religious background. A part of being a Mormon is having that Christ-like desire to serve everyone not just the people we know. Show more Show less