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Hi I'm Bridget

I'm an American living in the United Arab Emirates. I'm a master's student. I have two kids. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I grew up in the Pacific Northwest area of the United States. I studied Linguistics and Japanese in college and did a study abroad in Kyoto. Shortly after my husband and I got married, we moved to Moscow, Russia. Since then, we've lived in Utah, Syria, Arizona, Jordan, Vermont, upstate New York, and Egypt. Now we live in the United Arab Emirates. You might say we move around a lot. When I'm not packing or unpacking, I enjoy running, reading, playing the piano, working on my master's degree, and doing my best to be a good mom to my two young children. 

Why I am a Mormon

The easy answer is because I grew up that way. But the truth is that I believe in Jesus Christ as our Savior, in Joseph Smith as a modern-day prophet, and in the Book of Mormon. It's that simple.

How I live my faith

Over the years, living in so many places, I've attended very diverse Mormon congregations. But the essence of living the way I believe doesn't change much. I dress modestly and try to take care of my health. I try to pray and study the scriptures daily. I believe family is very important.

What are Mormon church services like? Are visitors allowed at church meetings? Can I attend church?

For starters, they're three hours long :). Of course visitors are allowed. I've visited church meetings of other faiths and sometimes it makes me nervous because I don't know if I'm doing something wrong or out of the routine. The members of whatever congregation you visit will be happy to answer your questions or show you the way. And you don't have to worry about your kids making noise during the service. We all try our best to keep them reverent and sitting in the pew but sometimes (as you'll notice) it doesn't work out so well. Show more Show less