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Hi I'm Carol Rodney Lonzo

I'm a Mormon, first generation member for 30+ years; born in paradise - Jamaica, lived in North America for most of my adult life.

About Me

I am a Software Engineer, Business Solution Specialist. I have acute enthusiasm for life, an avid reader, loves music, movies and dancing, the performing, visual, all fine arts, with a wonderful sense of humour. I saw and crochet. Love to travel - just as comfortable, walking on the beach, enjoying the wonders of nature as in formal attire attending an opera or other cultural events. My friends consist of many different cultures.

Why I am a Mormon

The Church points me to the Christ is my Savior and my Redeemer. The principles and ordinances of the gospel of Jesus Christ give my life direction and purpose. It’s the only way back to my Father in Heaven. I had many questions about life and the purpose of life. I was at a crossroad in my life. While I was fasting and praying for direction the missionaries found me. I could so relate to the Joseph Smith story and what happen to people who never hear the gospel in this life. My personal search was over I knew the first time I entered a chapel that I had arrived home. I was baptized in less than two week after I was introduced to the gospel.

How I live my faith

Teach and serve in Sunday School, Primary, Young Women and Relief Society love every bit of it! I catch my breath sometimes in awe at why I am so happy. My life has not always been easy, I have had many challenges and disappointments; nonetheless I have this indescribable peace and have been blessed both spiritually and temporally. The gospel principles give us guideline how to conduct our lives but it is the Atonement that heals our hearts. My love for my Savior cannot be defined because my feelings are too deep to be expressed into words. Only my heart feels what my words have not the ability to capture. I pledge those feelings to Him in faith, in loyalty and above all, in total and complete devotion and love. I will stand as a witness of Christ at all times and in all things. I know now other way. I recently received a quote from my former Bishop, that depicts my journeying, in part reads: Harry Emerson Fosdick once wrote: "…real Christians do not carry their religion, their religion carries them. It is not weight; it is wings. It lifts them up, it sees them over hard places, it makes the universe seem friendly, life purposeful, hope real, sacrifice worthwhile. It sets them free from fear, futility, discouragement, and sin--the great enslavers of men's souls. You can know a real Christian, when you see him, by his buoyancy [resilience, optimism, enthusiasm…]" (Twelve Tests of Character [1923], 87¬88). I have an association with many of these true Christians that Harry Emerson Fosdick wrote about. In fact I am seeing the fulfillment of the Book of Mormon prophet Nephi: “And it came to pass that I, Nephi, beheld the power of the Lamb of God, that it descended upon the saints of the church of the Lamb, and upon the covenant people of the Lord, who were scattered upon all the face of the earth; and they were armed with righteousness and with the power of God in great glory.” 1 Nephi 14:14 It is my solemn witness that Jesus is the Christ.