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Hi I'm Brooke!

I'm a busy physical therapy student and I'm a Mormon!

About Me

I am a first year student in a Doctor of Physical Therapy program, recently married to the best guy ever and am so excited for the future! I absolutely love anything to do with the outdoors and traveling; some of my favorite hobbies are reading, camping, swimming, and hiking. I love working around lots of people and helping others in whatever ways I can. I'm super enthusiastic about life in general and try to help others feel happy too!

Why I am a Mormon

I was born and raised in the church by faithful parents. I am so glad that I have had the opportunity to be raised in the gospel. When I was eight, I made the desicion to be baptized. I continue to go to church on my own now because I know that the gospel is true, and because I have witnessed its power in my life. I have read the Book of Mormon, prayed about it, and recieved confirmation that it is true. I feel the spirit so strongly when I am at church or reading the scriptures or praying that I know without a shadow of a doubt that I am in the right place. The gospel has had such an impact in my life. I look at things with a different perspective and I see the positive in even the toughest situations. I know that it is because I know that our Heavenly Father knows me individually and loves me and cares about me. I know that Jesus Christ is my Savior and friend. I have found that the knowledge I have come to understand from being an active member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints has blessed my life. I know that it is because of the testimony I have of the Savior and the Plan of Salvation and of this gospel that I am so happy.

How I live my faith

I attend a local congregation (we call ourselves a ward) with other members of the church that live near my husband and I. I serve as a youth teacher in our ward, specifically working with young women ages 12-17. I absolutely love to study the gospel and then teach it to them. I learn so much and have the opportunity to share my testimony as well as learn from the experiences of the other members of our ward, and it is very enlightening and uplifting. I also have a responsibility to go visit and teach different women from my ward. I basically befriend, check up on, and share messages with these amazing women. I enjoy it a lot. Aside from church on Sundays, I participate in youth activity nights every Wednesday, where I can teach and interact with the youth in a more casual environment than at church. I also attend scripture study classes that are taught near my university campus throughout the week. I love that I can attend during breaks between my physical therapy classes to study the scriptures and words of the prophets!

Do Mormons regard the Bible as Holy Scripture and the word of God?

We do believe the Bible to be the word of God. We study its wonderful teachings as a testimony of Jesus Christ, along with the Book of Mormon as another testimony of Jesus Christ. We do consider it Holy Scripture and teach from it often. Show more Show less

Who is the Mormon prophet today?

Today our prophet on the Earth is Thomas S. Monson. He has been chosen to be a prophet, seer, and revelator to the people of all the world. He speaks of current issues and gives us guidance that is applicable to us today in modern times. Show more Show less

How can I know Mormonism is true?

The best way to know if Mormonism is true is to take the challenge given to us by Moroni in the last chapter of the Book of Mormon. Read the Book of Mormon, and pray about it with a sincere desire to know the truth. I also suggest doing some research. Ask members or missionaries or consult the resources the church has on the internet when you have questions. I encourage you to pray about it, and I know that if you do this you will see the truth in the gospel by the power of the Holy Ghost. Show more Show less

Are Mormons Christians?

Mormons are Christian. We believe that Jesus Christ walked the Earth in ancient times and administered to its inhabitants. We believe that he died for us and suffered for our sins so that we can be saved and live with our Heavenly Father again. He is our Savior and friend, and our advocate with the Father; the foundation upon which our religion is built. He is a central part of our religion. We are members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, and worship Jesus Christ as our Messiah. Show more Show less