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Hi I'm Brooke

I'm a CA native, twin, big sister, aunt, journalism student, dreamer and I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I am a twin, a California native, and a senior in college studying print journalism and political science. I love being outside, riding my bike, painting, blogging, and politics.

Why I am a Mormon

Like many, I have always wondered about the afterlife, about my purpose in life, and why exactly we are here. I was raised LDS but I know for each person, the decision to BE LDS will always be personal. That is because as Mormons, we don't attend church on Sunday and do whatever we want the rest of the week. To be Mormon, means to live what you are taught on Sunday. (Although nobody is perfect) I have loved the teachings of the church since I was little. We are Christian, and we worship Christ. I don't think you can ever feel wrong for trying to be like Jesus. My personal convictions come from living the Christ like principles taught in church-- patience, charity, brotherly kindness. The answers to my questions about why we are here and where we are going are beautifully discovered through LDS teachings of the Plan of Salvation or Plan of Happiness. I love my family and am grateful to be apart of an organization that cherishes the institution of families and sees this life as a step towards eternity.

How I live my faith

One of my duties at church is as a member of our publicity committee. We are simply in charge of organizing flyers and emails to publicize activities and events the church is putting on. I am also able to visit every month, 2 women from church who live in my area to simply see how they are doing and leave a treat and/or faith promoting message.

What is the Word of Wisdom that Mormons talk about?

Brooke
The Word of Wisdom is a health code that Mormons live by. We don't drink alcohol, coffee, non-herbal tea, and we try to live in moderation of all things. We believe these substances to be harmful to the body. Before research had been done on smoking the church asked members to stop chewing/smoking tobacco. Show more Show less

Why are only some Mormons allowed into temples? Is there something secret going on in Mormon Temples? What goes on in Mormon Temples?

Brooke
The temple is a House of God. A place of love and beauty. Mormons can prepare themselves to enter the temple as young as 12 and Mormons who are faithful and have agreed to live all of the commandments-- including: regularly attending church meetings, keeping the Word of Wisdom, abstaining from sex before marriage, and paying tithing (one-tenth of your income) are allowed into temples. These requirements are in place to ensure that one who enters the temple is spiritually prepared and 'worthy'. Inside the temple one may feel the Lord closer to them, and really sense a gift of peace from the Father. Temples themselves serve as holy buildings where essential ordinances-- such as baptism and marriage may be performed for ancestors and those who have died. Members perform these ceremonies by proxy-- meaning they stand in the place of those who have died. The LDS church is big on Family History work for the very reason temples exist. In fact, it is this concern for all of humanity, a plan to save all who have passed, that really sets the LDS church apart to me. Show more Show less