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Hi I'm Bonnie

I was born and raised in Idaho. I´m a missionary. I'm a Mormon!

About Me

My name is Bonnie. I am the oldest in my family and I have three younger brothers and two younger sisters. Needless to say, two of my three brothers are already taller than me. My parents are my best friends and we love to tease each other and crack jokes. I love music, the outdoors, and I love adventure! I play the viola and because of that I have had the opportunity to participate in many awesome adventures. I also love to sing and was in my high school mixed choir. After high school I went on tour to California with my orchestra for a week and then left the week after to work. I left my home and everything I knew to live in a small dorm room with my Ukrainian roommate named Marta. After that summer, on October 1st, 2014, I reported to the Missionary Training Center to serve a mission in Aguascalientes Mexico. I enjoy hiking, biking (both mountain and road), rafting, hockey, and just about anything with some friendly competition.

Why I am a Mormon

When I was young, two of my siblings got in severe accidents. They were injured very badly and taken to a children's hospital for recovery. For a while, my family feared we would lose them. I love my family very much, and I couldn't bear the thought of my siblings leaving this life. My parents are members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, and the thing that gave me hope was their loving hugs and whispers of eternal families. I would imagine someday being united with my family for forever and this would give me the strength to get out of bed in the mornings. I yearned to learn more about this eternal family as I grew older. I wanted to know more about what I needed to do to have that. I read both the Bible and the Book of Mormon and I prayed daily. Slowly, what started as a small hope grew into a strong knowledge as I felt the Holy Ghost bear witness to my heart: Through Jesus Christ we can live with our families for forever. Through Him we can become like God. Through Him we can overcome weaknesses and be enabled to do His will. Through Him, all things are possible. I am so grateful. And because of that, I am going to go take that message of joy to the people in Mexico.

How I live my faith

I love the opportunity I have to attend church every Sunday. It is here that I get to interact with other people of my faith and many of the same age group. Before I graduated high school I would spend time with the youth ages 12-18. We would do activities on Tuesday and attend classes on Sunday. It was an incredible opportunity to learn from the older members of the church and from each other also. A few weeks before high school graduation I had was called to play the Piano for the children age four to twelve for their Sunday classes. It was such a fun opportunity to see their enthusiasm and love for learning. You could always count on the children giving their best and I admire their passion and joy. Right now, I am at the missionary training center, preparing to go serve in the Mexico Aguascalientes mission. I take language and teaching technique classes for six hours of the day and study for three. It is the most amazing opportunity, and I am so excited to go to Mexico in a few weeks!