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Hi I'm Ronda Goodell

I am a mother of 4 beautiful and active daughters. I enjoy exercise and DIY projects. I am a Mormon.

About Me

I was raised in a faithful home in Idaho. I participated in a program called Jr. Miss that helped provide me with much of my college tuition. I attended Ricks College and BYU, graduating Suma Cum Laude in Communications. I am married to an amazing guy and together we have 4 beautiful and active daughters. Mostly, my life revolves around keeping them happy, fed, healthy, and not tardy to their many activities. We love to vacation as a family and have learned much about our Heavenly Father's love for us as we work together to try to be obedient and faithful. For the past 10 years, I have volunteered with the Distinguished Young Women Program (formerly Jr. Miss) that helps provide scholarships to high school Seniors. I love to remake, refinish, and create beautiful things for my home. When we vacation, I love to relax with a good book. I believe in education, in faith, in service, and in kindness.

Why I am a Mormon

I was born into this church, but have chosen to be a "Mormon" through the millions of spiritual experiences I have had throughout my life. As I was instructed about Jesus Christ in my youth, I recognized the feelings of the Spirit that bears witness of truth. I have felt His love and direction in my life most often as I have attended church meetings, sang the hymns of the gospel, and pondered his teachings. It has taken some work and effort to recognize the Spirit and to solidify my own testimony, but I have never doubted that this is the true gospel of Jesus Christ. I have seen people change as they draw nearer to the Savior. I have changed as I have tried to come to know Him and become more like Him. I have felt His guiding hand as I have sought Him in the decisions I make. I have felt His promises of blessings in my life as I have chosen to follow His commandments. I have found peace and security and a foundation of strength and direction within this gospel. His gospel anchors me when the storms around seem to push and shove many in a path without direction.

How I live my faith

One of the great things about being a "Mormon" is the chance to stretch yourself out of your comfort zone! Over the years, I have provided service to the children by teaching, leading music, and organizing activities. I have loved the sweet energy and pure testimonies of these children! Some of my fondest experiences in the church have been with the teenagers on Pioneer Treck and Youth Conference camps. We all left the comforts of home and gained an appreciation for our pioneer ancestors by pushing handcarts through the deserts of Wyoming. We slept on the ground and wore pioneer clothing! This "sacrifice" was a gift of love and gratitude that will always stay close to my heart. I have taught our adult doctrine class for the men and women, and am currently serving in a leadership position in the women's organization called Relief Society in our local area. I am impressed with the quick response to service needs and aid by the women! Helping hearts and willing hands make for light work!