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Hi I'm Brooke

I'm a mom, an adoptive parent, and an overachiever. I love families-past, present, and future-and I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I grew up a member of the Church in a little town as one of only a few members in my school. I love to cook, write, take pictures, read, and play with my family. As a family we love to go new places and try new foods. I am a mother, a wife, a best friend, a daughter, an aunt, and a sister. I have dreams and aspirations of becoming an author, a family history expert, a baker, and a missionary. I am a perfectionist, an obsessive organizer, and an overachiever. I love adoption and I have desires to make a difference. My greatest joys and my greatest opportunities for growth lie in my family because of the Gospel of Jesus Christ.

Why I am a Mormon

It is difficult to put into words something that so fully defines my life, and has shaped the person I am. I am a Mormon simply because I want to be with my Father in Heaven and my family for all eternity. I am a Mormon because I want to follow the Savior. I am a Mormon because it teaches me how to be a better wife, a better mother, and a better daughter of God. I am a Mormon because it makes me happy. I am a Mormon because of the answers I receive to questions about my life, like who am I? What is my purpose on earth? Can my family be together forever? How should I balance being a mom, a wife, a youth leader, and a friend? Does God love me? Every concern I have, every doubt and fear I have is answered through the Gospel of Jesus Christ. I am a Mormon because I want to be like Him.

How I live my faith

I live my faith by praying daily and studying the scriptures; we attend church each Sunday; and we go to the temple often. I live my faith by working hard to keep a Christ-centered home, and teaching my daughter about her Savior. We love being able to serve in the Church because it helps us learn more how to follow the Savior. I am helping serve the young nursery children and I love it! I am not perfect! I make a lot of mistakes, and repent and continue to move forward. It is my faith in my Savior, and His Atonement that makes me who I am. Without the Atonement of Jesus Christ I would have no purpose, no hope. But because of Him, I know that I can be who He wants me to be. Each day I strive to live my life in a way that will bring me closer to that goal.

Do Mormons only help Mormons?

Brooke
No, we know that everyone is a child of God. As such, the Church and its members reach out to all people in every nation and circumstance. The Church has an active humanitarian system which helps in many countries. Members of the church are taught to reach out to all friends, family, and neighbors in an effort to share love and the example of Jesus Christ. Show more Show less

Are Mormons Christians?

Brooke
Yes. Mormons are Christians because we believe in the Savior, Jesus Christ. He is central in all our teachings and all our dealings. His Atonement is the foundation of all our beliefs. We believe in living lives that are in harmony with His teachings - love one another, pray, keep the commandments, and love God. Show more Show less

How can we come to know our Father in Heaven?

Brooke
To know our Heavenly Father, we can pray to Him in humility and sincerity, with an understanding that He is loving and kind. We can study His words in the scriptures. We can keep His commandments, serve others, and strive to be like Jesus Christ. Show more Show less

What do Mormons believe about Jesus Christ? Do Mormons believe that Jesus Christ is the Son of God?

Brooke
We believe that Jesus Christ is the Son of God. He came to this earth to save all mankind. He is our Savior and Redeemer, the Resurrected Lord. We believe that He is our Friend and Advocate. He was born to Mary, taught the people, performed miracles, performed the Atonement, was crucified, and resurrected. His message is one of hope, peace, love, and faith. Through Him, we can be made whole. It is only through Jesus Christ that we can hope for salvation. Our Savior, Jesus Christ is the only way to return to our Heavenly Father. He is the Light of the world. He is the Living Christ. Show more Show less

What is the difference between attending a Mormon Church and a Mormon Temple?

Brooke
During our regular church services we attend as families to learn about Jesus Christ and His teachings. We partake of the Sacrament and serve others. At the temple, we learn more about Jesus Christ, and are able to help perform service only available there. In the temple we are able to more fully contemplate our lives and feel the love of our Heavenly Father. In the temple we can help perform ordinances, be married, and learn about families. It is in the temple that eternal families are made. In order to attend the temple, a person must be a worthy member of the Church. Anyone may and is welcome to attend church services on Sunday. Show more Show less