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Hi I'm LONNA BUTTS

I'm a Mormon. I was raised in the Church, baptized at 8 years of age, married in the Temple.

About Me

I AM A MOTHER, GRANDMOTHER AND GREAT GRANDMOTHER. I AM RETIRED FROM THE STATE OF CALIFORNIA DEPARTMENT OF THE YOUTH AUTHORITY. I MOVED TO NEW MEXICO FROM SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA IN 1989 AND RETURNED TO UPLAND, CA IN 2009. I LOVE BEING SOCIALABLE AND GETTING TO KNOW NEW PEOPLE AND ALSO LEARNING MORE ABOUT THE FRIENDS I ALREADY KNOW. I ENJOY CONVERSING WITH THE ELDERLY AND LEARNING ABOUT THEIR LIVES. I DO LIKE TO GO OUT TO EAT, AS THIS ENHANCES CONVERSATION. I ATTEMPT TO SPEAK SPANISH, BUT IT NEEDS MUCH IMPROVEMENT. I LIKE TO BE HELPFUL AND ASSIST OTHERS WHEN NEEDED.

Why I am a Mormon

I WAS BORN INTO THE CHURCH, BUT I ACTUALLY RECEIVED MY OWN TESTIMONY OF THE TRUTHFULLNESS OF THE GOSPEL WHEN I WAS ATTENDING HIGH SCHOOL. I ATTENDED EARLY MORNING INSTRUCTION REGARDING THE CHURCH AND THE GOSPEL DURING THIS TIME AND THE HOLY GHOST TESTIFIED TO ME OF THE TRUTHFULLNESS OF THE BOOK OF MORMON, THE TRUTHFULLNESS OF THE GOSPEL AND THE PLAN OF SALVATION I NEEDED TO KNOW AND PRACTICE TO BE ABLE TO RETURN TO MY FATHER IN HEAVEN. I AM WELL AWARE OF THE PROMPTINGS OF THE HOLY GHOST IN MY DAILY LIFE AND DEPEND ON THESE WHISPERINGS TO MAKE BOTH MAJOR AND MINOR DECISIONS IN MY LIFE. IT IS SO COMFORTING TO HAVE THE WARMTH OF THE HOLY GHOST AND THE LOVE OF MY HEAVENLY FATHER AND JESUS CHRIST WRAPPED AROUND ME ON A DAILY BASIS. BEING A MORMON HAS BROUGHT SO MUCH JOY AND HAPPINES INTO MY LIFE. IT HAS HELPED ME TO UNDERSTAND HIS PLAN FOR ME AND TO GAIN MORE KNOWLEDGE EACH TIME I LISTEN TO THE BYU TELEVISION STATION, ATTEND SACRAMENT MEETINGS AND INSTRUCTIONAL CLASSES AND SOCIALIZE WITH MEMBERS OF THE CHURCH OF JESUS CHRIST OF LATTER-DAY SAINTS. IT IS NOT ONLY MY RELIGION BUT MY WHOLE WAY OF LIFE.

How I live my faith

MY FAITH AND KNOWLEDGE OF THE TRUTHFULLNESS OF THE GOSPEL BRINGS SO MUCH JOY INTO MY LIFE. KNOWING THAT WE ARE ALL GOD'S CHILDREN AND THAT CHRIST IS OUR BROTHER MAKES ME FEEL A PART OF GOD'S FAMILY AND THAT I AM DEEPLY LOVED AND CARED FOR. I AM CURRENTLY A WARD MISSIONARY IN THE UPLAND 5TH WARD, A VISITING TEACHER AND SHARE LOTS OF TIME WITH FELLOW SISTER MEMBERS OF THE UPLAND STAKE. I HAVE MADE SOME VERY SPECIAL FRIENDS THROUGH MY VISITING TEACHING ASSIGNMENTS AND CONSIDER THEM NOW AS PART OF MY EARTHLY FAMILY. I WAS NOT ACTIVE IN THE CHRUCH OF JESUS CHRIST OF LATTER-DAY SAINTS FROM 1986-2004. I NEVER LOST MY TESTIMONY OF THE TRUTHFULLNESS OF THE GOSPEL, BUT DEFINITELY KNEW SOMETHING WAS MISSING FROM MY LIFE DURING THIS TIME. I HAD SERIOUS HEART PROBLEMS IN 1999 AND LITTERLY DIED AT ONE POINT. UPON HEALING FROM THIS SITUATION MY GRANDSON STATED I HAD BEEN HEALED IN ORDER TO BECOME ACTIVE ONCE AGAIN IN THE CHURCH OF JESUS CHRIST OF LATTER-DAY SAINTS. MY REACTIVATION RESULTED IN ME BEING EVEN MORE AWARE OF THE BLESSINGS I RECEIVE DAILY FROM OUR HEAVENLY FATHER. I HAVE BEEN EXTREMELY HAPPY SINCE MY RETURN TO HIS CHURCH AND VALUE MY MEMBERSHIP EACH AND EVERY DAY.