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Hi I'm Terry Bjarnson

I am a retired retail executive, living in Argentina. Father of three and grandfather of eleven. I am so happy to be a Mormon.

About Me

I am happily married. We just celebrated our 40th wedding anniversary! I love sports (anything with a game ball) and I love to travel. I have traveled the world with my job, church and personal travel; this world is a beautiful creation. I enjoy reading, especially American Revolution and Civil War history. My wife, three children and eleven grandchildren are a joy to me. I recently retired as a retail executive and am now serving a church mission with my wife in Argentina. Life is good!

Why I am a Mormon

I am a Mormon because of the rich life I have experienced and the blessings received by becoming a member of Jesus' Church. I have learned through the years that putting into practice the challenges the Lord gives through the scriptures is truly fulfilling. As I lived His gospel, I was able to progress and learn of the temple covenants. Through the temple ordinances, we became an eternal family. Nothing in this life brings me more joy and happiness than to know my family is eternal. I have the challenge to live worthily in order to obtain these eternal blessings and I have the challenge to help teach my family to live worthily. The peace that comes to me and the family when we do live worthily is worth it. There is a joy and happiness that comes when I see others also receive these blessings. I want to help others come unto Christ and receive these eternal blessings. That is the joy of being a Mormon.

How I live my faith

Throughout my life, I have been privileged to be surrounded by many stalwart and exceptional people; family, members, work and church leaders, and friends. Those mentors have taught me well. I strive to be to others like these mentors have been to me. I have learned that my Heavenly Father is very involved with the details of my life. As I strive to stay close to Him, He guides me and directs me through the Holy Ghost. Life is not always easy. The pitfalls are sometimes deep and discouraging. I have learned, by climbing out of the pitfalls, the challenge was really a honing experience; that I learned lessons I would not have learned otherwise. I have served in leadership capacities in my profession and in the Church. I find great joy in helping others avoid, or climb out of, life's pitfalls.

Do Mormons only help Mormons?

Terry Bjarnson
Some of my best friends are members of religions different than mine. As we discuss life and live and work together, I learn from them and they learn from me. We all become better people, together. These relationships have survived many years and many miles. There are so many good people in this world, all children of a loving Heavenly Father. I am grateful for all of these friends, regardless of religion. Show more Show less