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Hi I'm Brenda

I grew up in Texas. I have been married for 45 years and 13 grandchildren call me Nona. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

Being a wife, mom and grandmother bring my great joy. I love to study interior design, work in the garden, read, travel and take classes to learn new things. One of my favorite activities is early morning walks when the air is cool and the birds are singing.

Why I am a Mormon

My Mother was an active member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints when she met my father. He joined the church and they were married. My twin sister and I were born shortly after their marriage. When we were toddlers, our parents made the long trip to the Salt Lake City, Utah where our family was sealed in the temple for time and all eternity. We were a happy family. Eight years later, our father died suddenly. My sister and I were young children still at home. I don't know how we would've made it through that difficult time, except that we believed what our parents had always taught us. We believed Heavenly Father and Jesus Christ loved us and we believed that we would see our beloved father again some day. My mother passed away eighteen years later and again the knowledge that our family is forever gave me courage and strength to carry on. Many years later, I'm still a member because the gospel of Jesus Christ brings me great happiness, comfort and peace. I'm blessed with a loving husband who is a godly man and shares my faith. I know that I can face whatever life brings because Heavenly Father loves me and is always there to comfort me. I believe in miracles because I have seen God's hand in my life. I believe in the power of prayer. Christ is our Savior and redeemer. This is my testimony... that Jesus lives and loves us all.

How I live my faith

I began teaching a Sunday School class of three year olds when I was only 15 years old. Even though they had a short attention span, the children were adorable. As a young wife and new mother, I was called to be president of the women's organization in my congregation. I prayed fervently for guidance and inspiration. My heart was drawn to the elderly, many of whom were lonely or widowed. Countless hours were spent planning social activities and luncheons for them. One of my responsibilities was to teach a class on spiritual matters once a month. Much preparation and prayer went into each lesson. The ladies were older and more experienced than me. I quickly realized I was learning more from these dear women than they could ever learn from me. They were loving and supportive. Later, I was called to serve in the young women's organization for many years. The girls ages range from 12 through 18 years old. It was one the greatest experience of my life. I grew to understand how much God loves each of his daughters and wants us to be happy. We taught the young women life skills, crafts, camping skills and most importantly helped them grow closer to their Heavenly Father through beautiful lessons taught each Sunday. The young women also helped us plan many service projects such as gathering food and supplies for the women's shelter and helping in local soup kitchens. Our young women also enjoy helping plan social events and sports activities combined with the young men's organization in our congregation. It's a pleasure and a blessing to get to know the young women, help them reach their goals, love and support them.