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Hi I'm Bonnie

I'm a cheerful, contemplative, musical mother of two. I love home and work and my husband. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I come from a family of teachers in all ranges, and I think this has shaped me as a person. I am a patient teacher and counselor to others. I love to learn. I met my husband when we were both very young and married him in my mid-20's. I know that eternal love is worth the sacrifices and the investment. I would consider myself an optimistic person, but I will admit that it's always easier to try to help another see the good than to see the good for yourself in a difficult situation. I love a good, inspiring quote, so I will include one here: “When you walk to the edge of all the light you have and take that first step into the darkness of the unknown, you must believe that one of two things will happen. There will be something solid for you to stand upon or you will be taught to fly.” ― Patrick Overton, The leaning tree

Why I am a Mormon

I am a Mormon. I belong to the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints actively. I know that the "Mormon" faith is of God. I began to have a testimony of Jesus Christ when I was very young, and thirty years later, I cannot deny it. I enjoy learning about other churches and the wonderful people who exercise their individual faith in their religion. At the same time, when I have discussions about Gospel principles that I understand that differ from other individuals' views, I have felt the peace of the Holy Ghost teach me and affirm truth. I have felt peace and promptings continually throughout my life when my faith has been questioned or my beliefs have been mocked. I have had confirming feelings of the Spirit speak truth to my heart, always consistent to the critical teachings of the Church (including the words of past and modern-day prophets), and the Scriptures (including the Bible and The Book of Mormon). God's way is to lead the individual back to Him. I bear witness that every person can find out for themselves that the light of the Gospel of Jesus Christ is real. The organization of the Lord's Church on this earth is necessary for us to find our way and experience our greatest potential happiness in our individual journeys and trials. I testify that Joseph Smith received revelation from the members of the Godhead: The Father, The Son, with the presence of the Holy Ghost- to restore the Church to the earth for us to access and be guided by in the modern day, leading up to Christ's return. I know that every person can receive personal revelation to guide his or her life, and it is through the fullness of the Gospel of Jesus Christ, through the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, that each of us can experience a fullness of joy.

How I live my faith

I live my faith, first, by praying to my Heavenly Father. I serve my little family by acting as a parent and spouse in a manner that I know would please my God. I also serve actively in my congregation by accepting "callings" from inspired leaders in my ward/congregation. As a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, I am always impressed by the amount of selfless, unpaid hours of service of church members that make meetings happen. I have learned to always accept the challenge of a new call to serve, because I have seen myself grow as a person in a wide variety of capacities: Teaching music to primary children; Preparing printed programs for Sacrament meetings; Acting as secretary or counselor in RS Women's organization; Providing organ or piano accompaniment in meetings; Teaching gospel doctrine classes; Serving investigators and ward members as a ward missionary; Making meals for families in tough circumstances; Going on monthly visits as a visiting teacher; etc. The Lord grows his people to the extent that they will allow. I have seen this in my life as I faithfully accept callings to serve.