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Hi I'm Jonathan Bernard

I'm a Senior VP at Univision Communications the United States largest Hispanic language broadcast company and I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I'm a Father of two girls and two boys and husband of a great wife Tracy. We've been married for 12 years and look forward to so many more. We love to camp and explore the woods. All of the kids love to fish, but not Mom she won't even clean or eat them. We love the ocean and get there as often as we can. I travel a lot for work which makes the time I spend with the family that much better. It seems like a former life, but I use to do a lot of rock climbing and hiking in the mountains and Moab Utah. In all of my spare time I'm getting my degree, it's one thing I missed out on and now I'm completing it, one year to go. I love life and meeting new people.

Why I am a Mormon

What an interesting question to answer. I'm a Mormon because it brings so much direction and stability to my life. I've been a member since I was a young child when my parents joined the church. I've been very active most of my life but have had some struggles a long the way. The Church has always helped me with clear direction and great values that just help me be a better husband, dad, brother and so on. I have a strong testimony that Jesus Christ died for mine and everyones sins and has paid the price for me to return to live my Heavenly Father. I don't have all of the answers and I don't understand everything, but I know that I've prayed to know the truth that Joseph Smith restored the full gospel to the earth and that Jesus Christ is my savior. I know I recieved an answer to that prayer and have made the gospel of Jesus Christ a corner stone of my life. It does mean that I can accept that I won't know all all of the answers or understand all of the doctrine, but it means I know our church is led by a Prophet of God who wants only the best for all those on the earth today and it means I've not heard anything that is not uplifting, helpful or encouraging me to lead a better life and to help all of God's children without judging any of them. That's why I'm a Mormon.

How I live my faith

I try to live my life by the golden rule do unto others as you would have them do unto you. I'm not perfect and I don't always succeed, but more often than not I do. I am invovled with the youth at church and attend scouting events when possilbe and try to be a good role model for them. I do my best to get invovled with the community in community days or just in picking up trash with my kids. I have young children and I'm trying to teach them that if they don't get involved in the community who will? When we see trash we try to pick it up, when someone needs some help we stop and help them, if someone is moving we try to go over and help them move. To me living your faith no matter what your faith is, means loving others when it's hardest, it means saying sorry when it's easier to ignore or shut someone out, it means doing the right thing when no one is watching. These are some of the ways I try to live my faith ,when I fail to do something right, I try to fix it, I do my best and that's all my savior has asked of me.

Do Mormons only help Mormons?

Jonathan Bernard
If Mormons only help other Mormons they are not living what has been taught to all Mormons. We have all been asked to help all of those in need when we are able to. It does not mean that we give all that we have away, but what it means is that when we can help we should and that means helping with a meal or clothing or just a kind word. It is not always about money, there are so many great things we can do with a smile, a hug or a phone call. It does not matter if you are a Mormon or not, everyone should help everyone regardless of religion or differing opinions. Imagine how the world would be if a few more people showed how much they care? Show more Show less