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Hi I'm Brittany

I'm a bookworm, I'm a Disney lover, and I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I'm a wife and mother taking care of my son and supporting my husband as he pursues a degree in optometry. I have a degree in Elementary Education, and I have taught first and third grade. I love to read, play the piano, cross-stitch, cook, and sew (mostly costumes). I am also a huge Disney fan, and I worked for the greatest semester ever at Walt Disney World in Florida.

Why I am a Mormon

Both of my parents are Mormon, so I was born into the church. However, I've come to gain my own testimony of the church and chosen to remain a member. I have studied the scriptures, prayed to receive answers, and had experiences that have helped me to know that the gospel is true. In this troubled world, I find the knowledge I have brings me peace and true happiness. I am especially grateful for my testimony and knowledge of the gospel after my dad passed away when I was almost 16. It was definitely the hardest thing I have ever gone through, but I know that because my parents were sealed in the temple and have both striven to keep the covenants they made with the Lord and live the commandments throughout their lives, I can see my dad again and be with my family forever. Literally. It's been a great blessing in my life.

How I live my faith

I attend our weekly block of meetings every Sunday, which is great. I get a chance to spend time with and learn from other people with my same beliefs. Most importantly, though, I go to church to learn more about the gospel, feel the Spirit, and renew the covenants I made with the Lord that I made at baptism. My week just wouldn't be the same without all of that to start it off! In our church, we serve as volunteers in various capacities in our ward congregation. My current calling is to coordinate service for people in our congregation in need. I call people to take meals to families who have just had a baby, had a death in the family, or who have been ill or had surgery. I also help to make sure that the members who are new to the area feel welcome and get everything in order as they begin attending our ward.

What is a “testimony” that Mormons speak of?

Brittany
When Mormons talk about sharing their testimony, they are sharing the things they know to be true. Sometimes they have had an experience that helped them to understand a doctrine better and to realize the truth of it. Sometimes they have prayed to Heavenly Father to know if something they had learned about is true. However they have gained this knowledge, the Lord has revealed to them through the Holy Ghost that these doctrines are true. We call it a testimony because we are testifying of the things we know to be true. Show more Show less

Are Mormons Christians?

Brittany
Mormons are definitely Christians. The proper name of our church is The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Christ is the focus of everything we learn and do in our church. Every week at church, we take the sacrament in remembrance of his Atonement and sacrifice for us. We pray in His name to Heavenly Father. We try to live charitable lives and treat those around us in the way He treated others. Our ultimate goal is to be like Him. Show more Show less

Is it true that Jesus appeared in North America after his crucifixion and resurrection according to the Book of Mormon?

Brittany
Speaking to His disciples, Jesus said, "And other sheep I have, which are not of this fold: them also I must bring, and they shall hear my voice; and there shall be one fold, and one shepherd." (John 10:16) Thanks to the Book of Mormon, we have a record of one of these visits to "other sheep," namely those people living on the American continent at the time. He appeared to them after Heavenly Father testified to the people that He was His Beloved Son. Jesus allowed everyone to come and feel the nail prints in His hands and feet so that they could know for themselves that He was truly the Savior. He also blessed and healed the sick and afflicted. Then He gathered all the children around Him and blessed them. Over the next several days, He established His church in the Americas as well. He called apostles and taught the people the ordinances and principles of the gospel. After He left, His visit had such an impact that the people lived in peace and harmony for four generations! Show more Show less

Can husband and wife be together forever? Do you believe that families will live together in heaven?

Brittany
Families can definitely be together forever! It's one of the most beautiful things about the gospel. When a husband and wife are married in the temple, they are sealed by someone with the proper priesthood authority. This means that he uses the priesthood power he has been given to act in God's name to make the marriage binding in this life as well as in the life to come. The husband and wife make covenants with each other as well as with God, and so long as they keep their covenants, they can be together forever. Any children born into this family will automatically be sealed to their parents. If parents have been sealed to each other after their children have been born, the children can still be sealed to their parents in the temple. Either way, the parents and children are sealed together as a family unit forever. Show more Show less