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Hi I'm Bonny

I'm a Mormon. Born in Idaho, grew up in UT, moved to AZ, and now live in CO. Nice thing is the Church is always there for me!

About Me

I have four wonderful grown children and a wonderful husband of 31 years that I love and adore. I love to sing and play the piano, read and cook. I teach piano and have worked as a legal secretary in the past.

Why I am a Mormon

I grew up in the church but my family bounced in and out of activity. I came from a rich pioneer heritage. I was proud of all they had sacrificed, for their stories and their strength. They were such an inspiration to me. When I was 10 years old, we moved to a new house. We hadn't been very active in the church at that point. I'd gone to primary now and then and I had been baptized. That first Sunday was the start of something new. There were several girls that just showed up to pick me up for church. I wasn't ready but they said they would wait for me. They became my lifesavers and friends! They changed my life. Interestingly enough, the priesthood leaders did the same thing to my dad. However, it wasn't until I finally read the Book of Mormon in High School and felt the witness of the Holy Ghost that I truly came to know that Joseph Smith was a Prophet; that he truly saw God the Father and His Son and translated the Book of Mormon; that the Gospel of Jesus Christ has been restored upon this earth in these latter-days. I have members of my family that have chosen not to live the Gospel and I can attest firsthand that true happiness comes from doing what is right and living the Gospel and following the Prophet. Our choices definitely take us down different paths, good or bad.

How I live my faith

I love being active in each ward I've ever been in. My rule is that I can't say no to any calling they want to give me. I know, no matter how hard I think it will be, that I will learn something from it and be better for it. I'll also get to know people and learn to appreciate them and love them and hopefully make new friends! There is no such thing as an unfriendly ward. It's up to you to be friendly and make the effort to be a friend. If you do this, you'll be surrounded with great people! I try not to wear my heart on my sleeve. I think this was the problem with my Dad bouncing in and out of activity. He would take offense so easily and quit going to church. If I get offended, I just figure that the offender had no intention to purposely offend and then try to find the forgiveness necessary to go forward. I try to be obedient and do the things the Prophet has asked of us, i.e., avoiding "R" rated movies and even some "PG-13" movies, and avoid TV shows that are inappropriate. I could be so much better at certain things like temple attendance and reading my scriptures, so I just keep trying. Every day is a new day and a new adventure. Stay positive and try to be happy and "ENDURE TO THE END!"