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Hi I'm Bonnie

I grew up mostly in Idaho but after I married my husband was transferred to California with his job. I am a Mormon.

About Me

I was born with cerebral palsy. I attended public schools from kindergarten on and then attended the University of Utah for 2+ years before marrying my eternal companion. We had two fine sons and are now grandparents of 9 delightful grandchildren. I am now a widow, which sometimes causes sadness and loneliness. But I am so blessed to have a very busy life, wonderful friends and family and the gospel. Years ago, when our sons were young and we needed additional income, I started a secretarial service, working out of our home, so that I could stay home with my babies. It was suppose to only be a temporary venture, until our children were in school and then I would go out and get a real job. Thirty-five years later, I am still working my own business besides serving as a service missionary (2 mornings a week) at the LDS Employment Resource Center. I love being a missionary. My hobbies include cooking (when I have someone to cook for), reading, crocheting and creative writing. After Don passed away, I wrote and published a book (We Climbed Every Mountain) telling Don and I's life store, as Don also had cerebral palsy though much more severe than mine.

Why I am a Mormon

I am so blessed to have been born and raised in an LDS family. There came a time, as a teenager, when I had to decide for myself whether or not I truly believed the gospel to be true. Throughout my 4 years of high school, I attended seminary, an early morning gospel doctrine class. It was then that I truly gained a testimony and knew for myself the gospel and all its teachings were true. I know, beyond a shadow of a doubt, Joseph Smith is a prophet of God, the same as prophets of old (Noah, Moses, Isaiah, etc.). I know Joseph Smith did actually see God the Father and His son Jesus Christ and that he was able to re-establish God's true church on the face of the earth. I know the work we do in the temples are saving ordinances we will all need to have in order to return to the presence of Heavenly Father and testify to the beauty and sacredness of being in the temple. My temple recommend is one of my most prized possessions. I do know the Church of Jesus Christ of Latte-day Saints is Heavenly Father's one and only true church. I will be eternally grateful for my membership.

How I live my faith

I live my faith by serving within the church. I was a teacher in the children's program for many, many years but have also worked with the youth and in the women's organization. I love opportunities to serve. I am a visiting teacher (where I visit other women in our ward monthly). I love the sisters I visit teach and try to always be available to assist them whenever needed. I attend the temple at least twice a month and serve as a service missionary at the LDS Employment Center.