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Hi I'm Venetia

I am the mother of 4, three of them missionaries, and grandma to 10. The Gospel of Jesus Christ has blessed my life. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

As a young girl, I rode horses, participated in 4-H and Girl Scouts, and enjoyed the world around me. I love music and singing. I also love sewing, crafts, baking, cooking, and spending time with my family. I am an avid reader and love reading to children. I am the mother of four and, currently, grandmother of seven beautiful granchildren. I am active in my community by serving as a volunteer at my children's schools and as a cub scout leader. In fact, I have spent 20 years working with cub scouts! I have two sons and both are Eagle Scouts. They have learned to do great things through service to their communities. My two daughters were also Girl Scouts and one of them acheived her Silver and Gold awards. They are wonderful mothers to my grandchildren. I am actively working on my bachelor's degree through BYU Independent Study. My degree will have an emphasis in Family History. That is a great passion of mine, to find out who my ancestors are and where they came from. I love finding stories of their lives and the hardhips they went through for me to live in America.

Why I am a Mormon

As I grew up in the small town of Yerington, I kept searching for a church that held the same beliefs I already felt. I went to many churches during my teenage years. Finally, I was invited to meet with the missionaries of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. They taught me the gospel which contained the same things I already felt in my heart. The day after my seventeenth birthday, my mother and I were baptized. I have been active in the church since that day. My membership in the church and my testimony have been in a great blessing in my life. I married another member of the church in the Salt Lake CIty Temple and we are building our eternal family.

How I live my faith

I can't imagine raising children in the world today without the gospel in my life. It is more than just a church, it is a way of life. Everything I do is centered in my beliefs. I have other women that I visit every month as a visiting teacher. I look after them and they look after me. If one us is going through a health issue or other difficulty in our lives, we help to lighten the burden in any way we can. As I said earler, I worked for 20 years with 8 to 10 year old boys in cub scouting. I have also served with the young women age 12 to 18. For a time I was in charge of helping the members of my ward be prepared and self relient. I helped them arrange to can food at one of the church's dry food packing facilities. I have also served as a ward missionary. I helped the other members of my ward to share the gospel with their friends. I have also served for three years as a Young Single Adult advisor and taught the temple prep class. I attended church with them, had Family Home Evening with them, and helped them to learn how to serve others the way our Savior served. Currently, I am serving as a family history consultant. I help anyone who wants to learn how to find their ancestors, help the write their personal and family histories, and connect families. My family attends church every Sunday. We even attend in other states and cities when we travel on vacation or for business. My children who are married and have children also attend church every Sunday. They are helping my grandchildren to understand and receive the blessings of the gospel of Jesus Christ in their lives. As I mentioned earlier, I love music and singing, so I participate in my ward and stake choirs. Of my four children, three have served missions sharing the gospel. My oldest son went to Illinois and my oldest daughter to Brazil. My youngest son recently returned from serving a mission for the Church in the Massachusetts Boston Mission. Their service has blessed many lives, including ours.

What do Mormons believe about family?

Families are central to God's plan for us. We are born into a family and hopefully we have the opportunity to feel loved and nurtured. In the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints we are taught from infancy to love Heavenly Father and Jesus Christ and to obey the commandments. We learn about faith, repentance, baptism, and the gift of the Holy Ghost. We teach our children to pray and seek answers for themselves. We teach them to listen for guidance from the Holy Ghost in their lives. Worthy families who live righteous lives following the Savior can enter the temple and be sealed together for eternity. We love our families and want to be together forever. We strive daily to be worthy of this blessing in our lives. Show more Show less