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Hi I'm Bill Fernald

I grew up in Maine, served in the U.S. Navy for 20 years, and live in Florida. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I am a father of six children, step-father of three, and grandfather of thirteen. I enjoy music play guitar and sing, especially bluegrass. I listen to many different types of music with and find comfort and solace in music. I served in the Navy from 1965 to 1985 and saw many places in the world. In 2003 my wife and I served a two year proselyting mission for our church in Argentina, what a choice experience.

Why I am a Mormon

 I joined this church after many years of searching and trying to find what I felt was the truth about why I am here. My life had been touched at different times by members of the church, but I never felt to learn about the church until I had a family. When I learned the truth that families are eternal then I started to become interested. There came a point in my life whare a change was needed if my family was to survivie mortality so I began to listen more intently to the message of the church. I learned, through the Holy Ghost, that Jesus Christ is my savior, and that He acted under the direction of Heavenly Father to create all that is. I learned that God had acted through prophets throughout the ages of time from Adam on down, and that in our day He called another prophet, Joseph Smith to open the final dispensation of time on this Earth. All of these things were revealed to me by a powerful spiritual manifestation fo the Holy Ghost and have formed the basis of my testimony of this work for the past 37 years. 

How I live my faith

 I learned a great truth from the Book of Mormon found in the book of Mosiah chapter 2 vs. 17, "that when ye are in the service of our fellow beings ye are only in the service of your God." This truth has helped me as I strive to treat each person I meet as a son or daughter of God who has divine potential for becoming as perfect as God is as recorded in Matthew chapter 5 verse 48, "Be ye therefor perfect, even as your Father which is in heaven is perfect." My life in the church has been in many positions of service from presiding over a congregation to serving as a home teacher. I have been a teacher and mentor to many people as we have journeyed through life and will continue to do so until I am called home to my eternal reward.   

Do Mormons practice polygamy?

Bill Fernald
Members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints do not practice polygamy and have not since 1890 when a prophet of God declared that the mind and will of God was that the practice should be discontinued.   Show more Show less