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Hi I'm Grandma Bennett (Nina)

I'm a Mormon. I grew up in northern California on a ranch and learned good american values, learning more as I attended church.

About Me

Being raised in the country, I had little opportunity to attend Church as it was 25 miles from our ranch on dirt roads. My Mother insisted we attend on Christmas and Thanksgiving. As I grew up, I started looking for a church to associate with. I had a young son and wanted the best for our little family. I attended many churches. But when I would go back to the LDS (Mormon) church I felt different the minute I walked thru the large chapel doors. As I prayed and searched the bible and information about the church and read the Book of Mormon, it was reaveled to me through the Holy Spirit (a warm, safe, soothing feeling) that I should stay with the LDS church. Well, I have and I am so thankful I did. I have learned that family is one of the most important things on this earth along with loyalty, service to those who need it, charity to all and much more. No matter where I travel I can always find a chapel or branch that will welcome me with open arms.

Why I am a Mormon

I have mentioned many of the reasons why I am a mormon. I know it is the true way to live our lives. This truth burns within me and I could never deny it. I love my country and I am very concerned about the lack of the belief in God, truth and freedoms (especially our youth). Therefore, I would like to share with you a quote from our Church History by our 1st Prophet Joseph Smith. ( I have the full quote on my face book page) "As the Mormon's were being threatened & killed the Prophet said to them:"I call upon God and angels that a determinitation that 'this people' shall have legal rights and be protected from mob violence (i.e. those that riot here in the US now) by the constitution and laws of the land. I will never tamely submit to the dominination of cursed orginization even in regard to my life." (CH pg197) I feel that our constitution is hanging by just a few threads as are our rights as citizens. Yet there is hope in the hands and belief of God thru our actions and prayers. I am so thankful to be a member of the only true church on the earth, to be led by a Prophet of God, for this will be my families saving grace.

How I live my faith

I live my faith by regular attendance to our meetings and courses of instruction. I have the opportunity each Sabbath to take the sacrament, thus renewing the covenants I made at my Baptism. They were to always remember Jesus Christ and his atoneing sacrafice. I have an opportunity to reflect on how I am doing and  reflect on those things that I need to repent of and to do better. I have women (Sisters) in our church that my husband and I visit each month with a message from our Prophet and Relief Society (Women's organization) to teach them, pray with them and do all we can to lighten their load (even if it's just listening to their cares.) We attend the Temple in White City and work their in behalf of our ancestors. We try to live our lives in a manner that the Lord has shown us. We are activy in our community by attending meetings that concern laws etc. concerning our area. We try always to be of help and assistance, even if it's a kind word or smile to anyone we can. We are far from perfect.

Does The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints endorse political parties?

Grandma Bennett (Nina)
The Church has made the following public statement on multiple occasions prior to major elections. "Principles compatible with the gospel are found in the platforms of all major political parties. While the Church does not endorse any political candidates, platforms, or parties, members are urged to be full participants in political, governmental and community affairs. Show more Show less