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Hi I'm Brittany

I am a Food Scientist, Family History Consultant, Red Soxs Fan and I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I am currently a recently return missionary for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. I was called by a prophet to serve in California Carlsbad mission. I served as a missionary for 19 months. I am the first sister missionary in my family. I am the oldest of four children and I have a brother serving the same time as me in the Boise Idaho mission. My mom converted when she was a teenager and after my parents had me, my dad joined the church. My dad's family are not all members of the church, but we have strong family history, from his line, in the church. My 3rd great grandfather was an apostle and he was also with Joseph Smith when he was martyred. I love family history (as you can probably all ready see). I also love being outside (softball, swimming, volleyball, basketball, camping, hiking, anything). I love my family and I LOVE being a missionary.

Why I am a Mormon

I always felt that being mormon was right, but I had a youth leader once who challenged us to make sure. She told us to read The Book of Mormon and then ask God. My first thoughts were "reading the scriptures is hard and I already know it's true". I didn't do it but I put the thought in the back of my mind. Then, one day I was reading about my great great great grandfather. I read about how when he read The Book of Mormon, a particular scripture stood out to him. I was interested and then decided to read that chapter. When I read that chapter, I found my scripture. It was 2 Nephi 2:13. The scripture stood out to me and answered a deep question about why bad things happen. After reading that scripture I decided that maybe there were other treasures in the book and decided to start reading from the very beginning. It took me a while, but I read about a page every night. When I finished, I felt amazing. I felt that something was filled in me that I didn't know was missing. Then, I remembered what my leader told me "ask God if it's true". I still doubted if it was a good idea. I thought obviously knew it was true and right. I still decided to ask. When I asked and closed my prayer in Christ name, I imedietly felt a peace and calm (now I have never had an offical massage, but I bet at the end of a massage you would feel a faction of how I felt). I am glad I asked and that I keep asking because each time I feel the same way. The feelings and knowledge from from the Holy Ghost. The Holy Ghost has also told me that this church is Christ origanal church brought back, we have a prophet on the earth today who Christ leads His church through and that the Book of Mormon is true scripture that testifies of him. The best part of why I am mormon is because of the promises or covenant I have made starting at baptism. Those covenants help in this life be closer to God, family and those around me. They also protect and guide me. I am excited to make more in the temple some day.

How I live my faith

I mentioned before (in "why I am mormon") that I have made covenants. I promised God things and He has promised me things. How I live my faith is based on those promises. I try to follow Christ example in all things. I am not perfect and I do make mistakes but thats part of the life experience, to learn from those mistakes. When I was a missionary taught people about Christ and how they can also follow Christ example. I helped mormons and non-mormons. I helped them with the covants they have made or want to make. To learn more about what I do you can look at the tab "our values" and then "missionary work". After the mission, I am doing the same thing, but in a different way. I visit teach (each women in the church is assigned other women to teach and look after), gain more education so I can help others, will have a family and teach them about Christ and the list goes on. One of my favorite parts is the Temple. You can feel peace there, gain more knowlege about the purpose in this life and continue to make covenants. To learn more about the temple you can go to "FAQ" and then Temples.

Do Mormons practice polygamy?

Brittany
Polygamy was something that was commanded by God for his people. Abraham, Isaac, Jacob from the Bible are a few who were commanded and obeyed. The commandment is given to help establish the House of Israel. God also commanded through the prophet Joseph Smith that a select few should practice this commandment. Though it was very hard for them, they also obeyed. Later in 1890, the Prophet Wilford Woodruff received revelation from God that this practice was no longer commanded (http://scriptures.lds.org/en/od/1). Any practicing polygamy today is excommunicated. I think a lot of people view this practice a strange, disturbing and some mock it. When I think of the people in Joseph Smith time who were commanded by God to practice it and did so, I think it is one of the greatest examples of Faith and Strength. I appreciate their commitment to do the Lords will. Show more Show less