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Hi I'm Sherry Bratsman

I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I was born into the church and baptized at the age of 8 years. My ancestors on both sides were members of the church, and several knew the Prophet, Joseph Smith. Many joined the church in several countries in Europe under great hardships, such as being arrested or losing ties with their families and came by ships to the United States. I and my husband are the parents of five valiant and successful children who are now raising our 19 grandchildren in five very different parts of the United States.

Why I am a Mormon

I am a Mormon because I know with all of my heart and soul and for myself, not leaning on the testimony of any other, that this is the church of Jesus Christ, restored in it's fullness to the earth in these latter days. It is the same church our Savior Jesus Christ organized while He was here on the earth. The men in the church who hold the Priesthood of God were given this honor through a direct line of authority which can be traced back to the Savior Jesus Christ. As I have served in many leadership positions, served in the holy temple, watched my four sons fulfill missions in many areas of the world, I have witnessed many miracles that could only happen in the church organized by Jesus Christ.

How I live my faith

Since I was young I have accepted many church callings, which have helped me grow so much! I have worked with the youth, the women, and the children and have learned so much about patience, love, charity, service and the kindness of others. I worked for 16 years in an International Folk Dance Festival held every year in Idaho and have come to know and love people of many countries. I so much enjoy getting to know their customs, their countries, their traditions and interests. There are so many wonderful people in this big world!

Why do Mormons perform baptisms for the dead?

Sherry Bratsman
Our kind and loving Father in Heaven loves all of His children and desires that they return to Him prepared and fit to live with Him for all eternity. One ordinance which must be completed with a physical body while here upon the earth is baptism. Millions of His children lived upon the earth when His gospel and it's truths were not present. In His kindness and love, He allows those with bodies who are worthy to act as proxies for this earthly ordinance, simular to the Savior's attonement, when He gave His life to attone for the sins of all mindkind. It is a great honor to go worthily to a temple of God and do this vicarious work for our beloved ancestors, who could receive baptism in no other war. Show more Show less

Why do you have 12 Apostles? They were just meant to be around for the time of Jesus Christ, not to be replaced with new apostles.

Sherry Bratsman
When Jesus Christ organized His church, he chose 12 Apostles to ease His burdens and to help Him carry the word of God to all who would listen. They continued this work after his death and resurrection. The same is true today. One prophet serves at a time with the assistance of 12 Apostles. I have had the opportunity of being in the presence of an Apostle several occasions, and the Holy Spirit always bears strong witness that they are indeed men of God called to this high and holy office. Show more Show less