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Hi I'm Bernetta

I'm a wife, mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother. I love to garden, cook, read, and be with my family. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I was born in a small town in Idaho, spent my teen years on a ranch in Wyoming, was married in Utah, and lived in California, Utah, Missouri, and Arizona while we raised our family of seven children, thirty-three grandchildren, and 14 (soon to be 15) great-grandchildren. My family is the most important part of my life. At times my husband and I have traveled half way around the world to attend important events in the lives of our family. This included trips to Australia and Guam to attend baptisms when grandchildren turned eight years old. In the past, as often as possible, we attended school plays, choir concerts, piano recitals, tennis matches, track meets, clogging competitions, soccer matches, band concerts, ROTC activities, scouting activities, pageants, and graduations that family members were involved in. Things have slowed down a bit, but we still attend our family's activities whenever we can. My husband served a mission for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in the Southern States before we were married and after we retired we served a mission together in Illinois. We have had four sons and ten grandchildren serve missions. At the present time we have three grandsons and a granddaughter serving missions and a grandson who just received his call to serve. It is a great blessing to help families and individuals learn about Jesus Christ and our Heavenly Father, the great plan of happiness, and how we can return to live with them forever.

Why I am a Mormon

I am so very grateful for temples. My husband and I were sealed together for time and all eternity in the Salt Lake Temple nearly fifty-eight years ago. Because of this sealing I know that our family can be together forever if we obey the commandments, serve faithfully, and keep the covenants we have made. I am very thankful to have a living prophet on the earth today. President Thomas S. Monson is the Lord's mouthpiece for the Church today, but I can receive the inspiration and personal revelation that I need to live my life to the fullest and according to the Lord's will each day. I am a Mormon because I know that The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints is the Lord's church upon the earth today. I gained this testimony gradually, not from some big event or happening in my life, but little by little from my youth, until now I know that the gospel is true, that the Book of Mormon, Another Testament of Jesus Christ, is the word of God, and that one day, if I am worthy, I will live with my Heavenly Father again.

How I live my faith

I try to live the very best I can each day. I love to be with, and serve, my husband and family. This may mean playing grouchy mother-in-law after a son-in-law has back surgery so that he doesn't do anything to prevent proper healing. It may be walking our daughter's dog while she is at work. It could be sharing raspberries from our garden, a special recipe, or perhaps just being there when someone wants to visit by telephone, email, skype, or text. In the Church I serve as a visiting teacher and on the Compassionate Service Committee. Both of these callings allow me to serve other sisters and families in the ward. As my companion and I visit our assigned sisters and I respond, with other committee members, to the needs of families, I can be the Lord's hands in my own small way. Serving my family, fulfilling callings, sharing what I have, and trying to be cheerful and happy in spite of the trials and problems that are faced each day, gives me the peace that comes from serving the Lord. With faith I go forward knowing that in the end it will be worth it.