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Hi I'm Sunny Doller

I am a wife and a stay-at-home mother of 4. I love my life! I love the gospel of Jesus Christ. I am a Mormon.

About Me

I was born in Minnesota, but my family moved to Harrisonburg, VA when I was a baby, so that's where I grew up. I come from a big family - 8 siblings (I am #6)! My parents both converted to Mormonism in their teens, and so I was born in the covenant. I had such a great childhood. We weren't rich monetarily, but we were rich in every other way imaginable. After high school I moved to UT for further education. I met my husband Karl there. He grew up in South Africa (I love his accent!). We married in the Washington D.C. temple in November of 1997, and now we have four awesome kids! They are Ann, Lee, Harrison, and Charlie. I am thankful that we are all healthy. We have public schooled and homeschooled, and then public schooled again. I think we may try homeschooling again. I love being involved in my kids' education! I studied photography in college, but one day I hope to go back to school for something else. Not sure what yet. After living in UT for several years, we moved to Chandler, AZ so that Karl could continue his education. We lived there for about 2 years. We fell in love with the place and the people there! When we found out my dad was diagnosed with prostate cancer in 2009, and we had the opportunity to move, we headed back to VA. I'm so glad we did, because we were able to be close to my parents and help them out for the last 2 years of my dad's life. He passed away in August 2011. We hope to head back to AZ someday soon.

Why I am a Mormon

I grew up in the church, which is to say that my parents had brought me to church ever since I was born. Therefore, it was easy for me to accept and understand the gospel of Jesus Christ as taught in the church. While I never really doubted the truthfulness of the gospel, I naturally always had questions about this or that. By following the simple and logical steps of "going to the source" through prayer to my Heavenly Father, I was always given answers. The peace and happiness that have come from that communication have solidified my testimony of Jesus Christ and his love for me. Several years ago the prophet Gordon B. Hinckley challenged all the people of the church to read the Book of Mormon by the end of that year. (I think it was then April) I took that challenge seriously. My love for that book grew and my testimony of it became sure. Although I never stopped BELIEVING it was true, now I KNEW it was true. Logic follows that if the Book of Mormon is true, then Joseph Smith was the prophet he claimed to be. If that is true, then The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints is the one true church on the earth today, the one and only church to hold all the authority from on high. This is why I have stayed in the church. Not because my parents told me it was true (although it certainly gave me a good start to my learning), but because I found out for myself.

How I live my faith

I have had many opportunities to serve at church. I have taught women, teens and small children. Each experience has taught me so much about myself. While they have not all been easy, they have been wonderful in so many ways. Most recently I had the opportunity to teach the children ages 3-12. What a time! It always amazed me the things they would say, and the understanding they had of what was true and right. These children are being taught at home to love the Lord and to make choices that will lead them back to Him. I learned from their example of simple honesty, of pure forgiveness, and of being humble and submissive to God's will.

Does The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints endorse political parties?

Sunny Doller
No. We have members on all sides of the political arena. We are encouraged to vote for those who will stand up for moral and righteous laws. Show more Show less