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Hi I'm Britni

I am a nurse, a mother, a wife, a friend, a daughter. I'm a lifelong Mormon.

About Me

 I am a mom, an oncology nurse, a wife, and have many other family and church duties that keep me busy! I love to shop and find a good bargain, it is so much fun! I also love aerobics, traveling to new places, finding and cooking new recipes, Sunday walks with my family, trying new restaurants, and spending quality time with friends and family.

Why I am a Mormon

 Initially, I became a Mormon because all of our family was Mormon, and that's just what you do. As I grew and studied the gospel and prayed about it, I've had overwhelming confirmation that everything I have studied i n the scriptures, and heard from prophets and teachers that it is TRUE. This is the one thing in my life I know for a certain. It helps me through my everyday happenings, shows me how to be a great parent, and how to be a good person doing good things for others, as my Father in Heaven would want me to do. So yes, I started in this church because of others, but stay active in it because I believe it so strongly and hold the teachings close to my heart as I try to live by them.

How I live my faith

 I am a mother, a wife, a friend, and much more! In church, I currently have a calling which allows me to help organize activities for the women in the congregation. It is very rewarding for me. In addition to this, I am a visiting teacher to 3 of the women in our congregation. Two of these sweet sisters are bedridden in a nursing home, and it has been very uplifting to see them at least on a monthly basis and see their positivity. I feel strongly that visiting the sick and afflicted is important. We have family home evening each week, at which time my husband and I teach our small children the basic beliefs and values of the church. I read my scriptures, pray, listen to words of the prophet, attend church each Sunday, visit the temple to do work there, try to serve others with every opportunity there is, and overall just try to be a Christlike person. I always think to myself, "if Jesus were beside me right now, would I be doing what I'm doing?"

What is a “testimony” that Mormons speak of?

Britni
 A testimony is what we believe on a personal basis. Our testimonies grow as we study, seek out answers, pray about certain principles, and get confirmation that something is true. Sharing our testimonies with others makes them stronger. Show more Show less

What is a ward/stake/branch?

Britni
A ward or branch is our congregation we attend. Rather than choosing our congregation we go to, we are assigned geographically to which ward or branch to go to. It is generally made up of all ages. Some are larger and smaller than others depending on the area and how many members are in a certain area. A stake is a collection of wards or branches, around 10 or so. Show more Show less

What is being a Mormon like?

Britni
 Being a Mormon is wonderful. Believe it or not, we are normal! We believe in monogamous relationships, have kids, hold regular jobs, are active in our communities and schools, spend quality time with our families, attend church on Sundays and sometimes have other various church activities throughout the week. The difference, I would say is that we are always trying to be examples of Christlike behavior, so we serve, we speak using kind words, we are honest. We are asked not to drink alcohol, or use tobacco or other drugs. We are asked to keep our bodies clean and healthy. We live our religion the whole week long, not just on Sundays. We pray, we study our scriptures, we always remember who we are and what we stand for. Although all Mormons are not perfect, the church is! Show more Show less