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Hi I'm Brooke

I grew up in Utah. I have traveled to Ireland, Chile, and Mexico. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I am a student; my major is international studies with an emphasis in culture. I am also working towards two minors; one in music and one in spanish. I love music! I also love people. Music is the universal language, and people are what make the world go round.

Why I am a Mormon

I was born and raised in the church; however, even if I hadn't been I know I would have found the church. I grew up learning the principles of the gospel of Jesus Christ. Of course I did not take the belief's of others to be my own; I found out myself if it was true. This did not happen all at once. I've had experiences from when I was little up til even today that have confirmed to me that God lives, Jesus Christ died for me, and His church has been restored to the earth. I know because of countless times of comfort, help, and counsel I have received. Through prayer, other people, through feelings from the Spirit, through reading scripture, and from attending church. I know Joseph Smith was the first modern Prophet in our day. He saw God and Jesus Christ. He translated the Book of Mormom as a Second Witness of Jesus Christ. I know personally that Jesus Christ is my Savior. I know he atoned and died for me. I know this atonement is for me to apply in my life; wherever and whenever I need it. I know my Savior has gotten me through this life.

How I live my faith

I try to see others as Christ would. I am forgiving and accepting of all God's children. This is especially true of accepting one's family. I go to a ward that only has members who are single and 18-30 years of age. We are all around the same stage of life and receive great strength from each other. Church is a way we serve each other and feel of the Spirit. We also have a family home evening on Monday nights, where we have a short lesson, a prayer, and games, and food! We also have activities once a week that we can invite friends to. In church I am in charge of the choir. We practice outside of church and perform in a Sunday meeting once a month. We are working on Christmas music for the upcoming season! Something else each member is called to do is visit a few other members once a month. For the women, this is called visiting teaching. I visit two other women in my ward once a month to see how they're doing and share a spiritual message.

Why do Mormon missionaries proselyte?

Because I served a mission in Ireland, I know first hand why I proselyted. The reason I wanted to go before I left was because I wanted to share with others what made me so happy. I wanted others to know what I know. When you have good news, how often do you keep it to yourself? I wanted to tell others about how I know. I wanted others to feel the comfort, peace, and assurance of having a loving Heavenly Father who speaks to his children today. I wanted people to understand why Christ's church was lost and why it needed to be restored to the earth. Show more Show less

Are all Mormons required to serve a mission?

No. Young men are expected and asked to serve a mission. In most countries a young man has to be at least 19 to serve. Young men also serve for 2 years. A young woman can also serve a mission; however, there are no age restrictions as long as she is single. She serves for 18 months. There are many different types of missions in all areas of the world. Some are service missions for those who aren't physically capable of leaving home for 2 years. Others are for older married couples. Everyone has a place to serve. Show more Show less