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Hi I'm Toni Myers

I'm a mom, a grandmother, and a computer programmer.

About Me

One of my favorite things to do is read historical biographies. It is so inspiring to read about the incredible things that people do. Some of my recent favorites include Steve Jobs, The Wright Brothers (actually, anything written by David McCullough!), and the Emigrants. I also enjoy cooking, gardening and being a computer techie. I am married with three children and twelve grand children. I love to read to little children and watch the excitement on their faces as the pages in the book come alive to them. I also get great satisfaction when I help my grandchildren gain computer skills such as creating their own web sites and learning how to write simple computer code. I love family history and learning stories about my ancestors. I have recorded and published the history of my parents, my in-laws, and grandmother. In addition, my husband and I recently published "The Nothing Books" which are journal entries recorded while we were raising our children. We digitized our notes, added photos and gave each of the children a bound book. Besides giving an insight into their personalities, these journals are just plain funny! For example, our oldest son, as a five-year old one day said, "Do litter bugs go to church? They just don't know better?" We have watched our grand children giggle and outright laugh at their parents as we read these journals to them.

Why I am a Mormon

I am a Mormon because I have felt the spirit of the Holy Ghost burn within me confirming that the doctrine is true! I am a Mormon because when I am keeping the commandments I feel good - oh, so good. I also am at peace in this turbulent world because the gospel tells me where I lived before I came to earth, why I am here now, and where I will go once I die. The knowledge of this plan gives me direction, purpose, and joy. I am a Mormon because I choose to have faith. Mankind does not have all the answers. If we did, we would be God, and would not need any faith. I believe that we must have faith because we are not God. I have chosen to have faith. It helps me focus on the best things of life and helps me avoid distractions. I am happy for doing so, and so is my family. Because I have faith in the gospel, I do not have to be distracted with religious debate or criticizing others who are just trying to do their best. How did I get to this point? I found it helpful to go to the source of the gospel - the scriptures. I have read all of them at least once - that is the Old Testament, the New Testament, the Book of Mormon, the Pearl of Great Price, and the Doctrine and Covenants. I have read the Book of Mormon many times. It is my favorite book because it testifies of Jesus Christ and I know that it is true. I have put the promise of the Book of Mormon to test (Moroni 10:3-5). The promise states that one should read the book, and pray about it to know if it is true. I have done that and I have received a confirmation from the Holy Ghost that it is true. Besides reading the written scriptures, I regularly attended church meetings, and listened to or read the words of the living prophet and the twelve apostles who are now on earth. During high school I prayed every night that I would gain a testimony of the gospel. When I was 18 I prayed and realized that I had always had a testimony of it! Since then, I've worked hard to keep it!

How I live my faith

I live my faith by being obedient to God's commandments and by seeking out ways to serve other people. I live my faith by attending my church meetings, praying, sharing my testimony of the Savior with others, and by reading the scriptures. I also try to be a good example. It is easy to become distracted from important things and these are steps I can take to remain faithful and to be at peace. My whole goal is to live righteously to return to my Heavenly Father and to live with Him and my family after I die. Being a member of the LDS Church has provided ample opportunity for me to serve others in my community. I love rubbing shoulders with toddlers, little children, teenagers and young adults. The church has provided me with callings that has allowed me to reach each of these age groups.