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Hi I'm Sally Fernald

I am a mother of 3, step-mother of 11, grandmother of 19. I'm a Florida resident from Maine, and I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I was born the 3rd child in a family of 6 children. We grew up in the country on a farm. My parents raised us to be honest, and hard working. I am a retired baker and love to cook. Our family enjoys family reunions and gatherings. I am married to a wonderful man, and we enjoy travelling throughout the US and abroad when we can afford to. I am a very happy woman.

Why I am a Mormon

I have always had a close relationship with God, and wanted to always be that way. I became a Mormon (Latter-day Saint) because when I heard the principles and principles of the Gospel of Jesus Christ as taught by the missionaries, it rang true to me. I fasted and prayed to know if the teachings were true as the Lord had set them up in His day, with Prophets and Apostles as He had called, and the Spirit of the Lord bore witness to me that it was, indeed, true! I was grateful to know of these truths and of all the rest of those teachings all fell into place. I am grateful for all that I have learned to this day, and all that I will continue to learn throughout my life. I have found as I trust in Him, pray to Him, and continue to read His Word, He will always lead me in the right direction. This Gospel is not only something I believe, it is a way of Life, and it will last eternally as I obey the Lord and keep the covenants I have made with Him. I know that I am a child of a loving Heavenly Father, that Jesus is the Christ, the literal Son of God, that He Lives, and loves me, and each of His children. It makes me very happy, and truly humbled to know these things are true.

How I live my faith

In our faith we worship Jesus Christ, and serve Him in church assignments. In these assignments, which are referred to as "callings," I have served as a leader and teacher of children, ages 18 months through 11 years; I've also served in the same capacity, in the young women's organization, ages 12-18 years; and also served in the women's organization, ages 18 up. It is very satisfying to serve children and women. I also served abroad on a 2-year mission for our church, with my husband. It was a wonderful experience helping families to learn about and serve the Lord and our brothers and sisters of different faiths.

What do Mormons believe is the purpose of life?

Sally Fernald
We believe that there is more to living in our mortality than our day to day experiences. Our lives have a divine purpose. We were given a plan for happiness, and that is very important to understand. We are on the earth to progress and become more spiritually inclined as we learn more of how God would like us to be. We are on the earth to receive a physical body, to choose between good and evil, to gain experiences by learning how to choose the good over evil, and to form family relationships. In doing this, we may become eternal beings. We can return to Him one day and live with our loved ones in eternal family units. Show more Show less