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Hi I'm Bonner Yorgason

I grew up in California and then moved to Arizona. I enjoy physical activity, but am not in any sports. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

Well, I am an unusual, but funny, person (according to my peers), and I am highly uncoordinated. My uncoordination has led to the discovery of my relatively high pain tolerance (I fell down and broke things a lot). My parents got in a car accident on the sixth of June 2006 and my dad still has nerve damage from it. I'm not asking for sympathy, but my dads trials are a part of my life. He is the best, and closest, example of what I should be like. Even through all the pain he has gone through, he has never complained to god about it. Oh yeah, I am a senior at Basha high school.

Why I am a Mormon

First of all, I was born into this church, so for a while I was just going to church because that is what my family was doing. But when I turned nine my dad asked me if I believed in this church. I didn't know what to say, so I said yes. My dad just looked at me and told me to pray about it. Of course I did and my answer came but not immediately. It came about three years later, when I was on a camp out and I was by myself in a forest. Everyone was told to find a secluded area to pray and to ask if the church was true. I did and I got a really excited and felt a feeling that was like feeling warm, getting the chills, and extreme confidence all put together. The feeling I felt is impossible to describe in words, and impossible to be mistaken for anything other than a heavenly testimony. I could write a book about my testimony, but it is best summed up like this: I know that Joseph smith was an inspired prophet seer and revelator, because I know the Book of Mormon is another true testament of Christ, because god has testified to me through the Holy Ghost. I say these things in the name of Jesus Christ amen.

How I live my faith

Well, never really had any important callings in my ward, but I did, and do, support those who were, and are, the youth leaders in my ward. I am a priest in my ward, which means I bless the bread and water during sacrament meeting.