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Hi I'm Joni

I grew up in Jamaica. I moved to Canada in 1970, was married, have six awesome boys and 3 grandchildren. I am a Mormon.

About Me

I am now a senior, having raised six awesome boys. I stayed home, in spite of the opinions of many, to raise my boys. Now that they are all gone from home I am working to make a success of my at home business, while working with a senior home care agency. I love working with seniors and hearing their stories which I encourage them to write down for their posterity. I am an energetic healthy senior who does not take any medication. I am presently going to school to learn French and intend to take advantage of the reduced cost of going to college to increase my learning. I love to cook and have friends over for dinner. I walk wherever I can and bike along our beautiful lakeside. I also enjoy reading, sometimes having 3 or 4 different books going at once. Life is a joy with grandchildren. My greatest desire is to serve a mission for the Church.

Why I am a Mormon

When I was about 15 years old I had a strong desire to go to church. It was so strong I set out by myself and went to church on Sundays. I changed church after a short while because I never seemed to make any connection with the people or them with me. I moved to Canada and that desire was still in me. I went once to a church close by where I lived, at a time when they were beginning to introduce bands into the church. I stopped going (not because of the bands) and when on a search for something I felt was missing from my life, something I could not explain. At times my heart would fill up with an anxiety that there was something I was supposed to do and I needed to find it out soon. My search took me to new age philosophies and more. Nothing seemed to fill that space in my heart. I became involved with a group run by a part Cherokee spiritual teacher from the States. Through this group I went to Ohio to participate in a vision quest. I had some amazing experiences on the quest and when it was over I shared one of those experiences with the group. After sharing the experience the teacher told us that Jesus Christ had been on this continent after His resurrection and had taught the people. She said there were records kept of His visit but they were not available to the public. Many years later, I had two Mormon missionaries tell me the very same thing. I read the Book of Mormon and knew that it was true but I was not convinced about going to church as over the years I had seen so many churches change God's laws to suit their purposes that I did not believe there was a church on the earth that served God in the way He had instructed. I decided to go to the church to see what the people were like. I found a people who were not perfect but they were striving to obey the commandments of God not only on Sundays but all week. The scriptures were laid open to me and my understanding grew. Plain and simple, precious truths applicable to our daily lives were taught.

How I live my faith

I love being a Mormon. The teaching of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints is a boon to my soul. Since joining the Church I have worked with the young women's organization; been a chorister for the women's group and then was assigned to work with the young children in Primary. I loved teaching the gospel to the little children. The thing I most enjoy is introducing the gospel to others who have questions and show an interest in learning about Jesus Christ.. Every member is a missionary and I take this responsibility seriously. The gospel has blessed my life with a great inner peace and kept my children close after a sour divorce. Through the teachings of Jesus Christ I have indeed become a better person and more forgiving of the shortcomings of others. I know without a doubt that the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints is the restoration of the former Church of Christ in the Holy Land. Since receiving a testimony of this I have never looked back and try to lead others to learn this truth, especially the truth of the Godhead. The Father, Son and Holy Ghost are three separate persons. The Father and Son have perfect physical bodies of flesh and bones, but the Holy Ghost or Spirit does not have a physical body but is a personage of spirit. They are one in purpose.