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Hi I'm Britta

I love my family. I love my friends. And I especially love being a Mormon.

About Me

I am a wife, brand new mommy, and a recent college graduate. I'm interested in all sorts of things such as quilting, photography, cooking, and reading. I have always had a love for Jane Austen and secretly wish I could be Elizabeth Bennet. I'm a sucker for any movie made from one of her books. My husband can't understand why on earth I would want to watch "Sense and Sensibility" again after seeing it so many times. My great ambition in life is to one day travel abroad with my husband and give service in orphanages. If I had a million dollars, I would spend it by giving away a hundred dollars a day to a person in need.

Why I am a Mormon

Both of my parents have been Mormons their entire lives and I was born into the church. When I was 16, I decided that I needed to actually take the time to read the Book of Mormon and figure out for myself if the church was really true. I ended up reading the Book of Mormon in a few months, and when I finished I knelt down and prayed to my Heavenly Father to know if it was true. I experienced the most powerful feelings of love and peace, and they reconfirmed to me that the church is true. I have felt that way ever since. I have a deep gratitude for the blessing it is to be a member of this church. I know I am the person I am today because of my beliefs. This gospel has given me so much peace and direction in my life. I know that without it my life would feel much emptier and without purpose. The gospel gives me hope each day and inspires me to be a better wife, mother, sister, and daughter.

How I live my faith

I live my faith each day by reaching out as Christ would to others around me that I see in the supermarket, at the doctor's office, or even while I'm in traffic. I strive to read from the Book of Mormon and say my prayers every day since the Prophet has promised us that we will feel greater peace in our lives if we do these two things. I attend church every Sunday with my husband, and we both have responsibilities there. I work with the womens organization, and I am responsible for making sure the individuals in our church are taken care of, such as assigning meals for a woman who has just had a baby or organizing rides for our elderly women to make doctors appointments. Currently I am trying to organize an "adopt-a-grandma" program in our church to help facilitate friendships between our older and younger women.

What is the Book of Mormon?

Britta
The Book of Mormon is just like the Bible in that it is a testament of Jesus Christ, but the big difference is that it is a testament from the prophets living on the ancient American continent. The Book of Mormon begins with the account of Lehi, a prophet who was commanded by God to leave Jerusalem since it was going to be destroyed by the Babylonians. He obeys the Lord's command and leaves Jerusalem eventually ending up on the American continent. The Book of Mormon then proceeds to tell the account of Lehi's descendants for the next approximately 1,021 years with the crowning event being Jesus Christ's visit to the Americas after his resurrection. If you want to know more the "Introduction" page in the Book of Mormon provides a more detailed explanation. Show more Show less