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Hi I'm Bri Fox

I'm a rock climber, I'm a dancer, I'm a musician, I'm a missionary in the Tennessee Knoxville Mission, and I'm a Mormon!

About Me

I adore rock climbing! I love taking my gear up the canyon and scaling cliffs with my loved ones. Not only does it provide me with opportunities to spend time with my friends and family, but it also allows me to conquer fear, be closer to nature, and see breathtaking views of God's beautiful creations. I also adore music. Playing the piano is my passion; music is a medium of expression that allows me to communicate with people on a deeper, emotional level. I use music to help me grow closer to people. I love social and ballroom dance! I am so grateful for my God-given talents that allow me to succeed, make new friends, and gain confidence. I love being a missionary!!

Why I am a Mormon

I was born into the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints. I am not a Mormon only because it has been a family tradition for generations; I personally chose to remain in my faith. I made this choice because I have received a personal witness from the Spirit of God that this Church is true. I know it contains the fullness of Jesus Christ's Gospel and that through membership in this Church I can obtain blessings in this life and ultimately qualify for eternal life. I know that God will reveal the truth unto every individual who seeks the truth with an honest and sincere heart. When I turned to Christ seeking for truth, He filled my heart with a love and peace more profound than words can describe. As I continue to live the Gospel, I learn more of its truth day by day. I have seen the Lord's hand throughout my life, from simple mercies to life-altering miracles. Living the Gospel makes me feel more happy and fulfilled than anything else in life; it gives me the assurance that my life is in harmony with God's will. I have a testimony that this church is true. I know that God reveals His truth through prophets, and that God has once again reached out to His children in love by calling another prophet. I know Jesus Christ restored His Gospel through the prophet Joseph Smith, who saw God the Father and His Son Jesus Christ. I know the Book of Mormon is the word of God and that by abiding by its precepts we can grow closer to Jesus Christ. I love this Gospel!

How I live my faith

I am a missionary for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints. I am preaching the Gospel to the people in Tennessee, and I will be here for a total of 18 months. I feel so blessed to have this opportunity. I have seen lives change for the better as I have taught individuals and families the message of the restored gospel of Jesus Christ. I have seen the Book of Mormon draw couples and families closer together. I have seen hearts change and people grow happier. This is the greatest opportunity I have ever had; I love missionary work!

How can I know Mormonism is true?

Bri Fox
Mormons encourage all individuals to learn for themselves if the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints is true. You can take our word for it, but you truly can know for yourself, and we encourage you to sincerely seek for an answer. If you read the Introduction to the Book of Mormon, you will learn that all those who read the Book of Mormon with a sincere heart and pray to ask God if it is true will receive an answer from God that the Book of Mormon is the word of God. I promise you as you study, ponder, and pray about the Book of Mormon, and ask God with real intent if it is true, He will manifest the truth of it unto you through the peaceful and joyful feelings of His Holy Spirit. Show more Show less

What will the Mormon missionaries talk about when they visit my home?

Bri Fox
As a missionary for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, I enter into a variety of homes every day to teach the message of Christ's restored Gospel. We believe that the same church that Jesus Christ set up while he was on the earth has been restored. Our message is centered on Jesus Christ, his atoning sacrifice, and the principles he taught. Our purpose is to invite others to come closer to Jesus Christ through abiding by the precepts of his restored gospel. We share a message of hope that helps people understand what they need to do to find peace in this life and ultimately return to live with our Heavenly Father. Show more Show less

Can a husband and wife be together forever? Do Mormons believe that families will live together in heaven?

Bri Fox
Mormons believe that family relationships are perpetuated beyond the grave through sacred ordinances and covenants performed in God's holy temples. God's eternal work and glory is to "bring to pass the immortality and eternal life of man" (Moses 1:39), and the family is central to God's plan for the eternal happiness of His children. He sent us to the earth in families for a purpose; family is the source of life's greatest joys. He intends for these joys and these relationships to last forever. These blessings are available to us through our personal faithfulness. I know that faithful members of the Church can be sealed to their spouse and their children for time and for all eternity. And no other knowledge makes me happier! Show more Show less

Why is authority to perform a baptism important?

Bri Fox
God is a God of order. God gives His servants--the prophets--the authority to act in his name for the salvation of His children. That is called the priesthood authority. Those who hold the priesthood have divine authority to act in the name of Jesus Christ, to baptize, to perform miracles, and to administer other saving ordinances that allow mankind to return to the presence of God. One of the many reasons why Jesus Christ set up His church was to regulate His authority and maintain order in the Priesthood. Consider this metaphor: Suppose a local politician didn't like the way his leaders were handling foreign negotiations, so he took foreign negotiations upon himself. Would the leader of his nation see those negotiations as valid? No. Because that politician did not have the authority to represent his leaders. The Priesthood is the same way. Because God is a God of order, He gives the Priesthood authority to worthy males in His church. Priesthood holders act as God's representatives as they baptize in the name of Jesus Christ. God will only make binding promises with individuals who are baptized by someone holding the Priesthood authority. These promises include being washed clean from our sins and entering the path that leads to eternal life. The Priesthood authority was taken from the earth after Jesus Christ and His apostles were killed. It was restored to the earth through the prophet Joseph Smith and is only found in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints. Show more Show less

Do Mormons practice polygamy?

Bri Fox
Nope. Show more Show less

What is being a Mormon like?

Bri Fox
Being a Mormon is wonderful. The purpose of life is to experience joy, and as we live by the teachings of Jesus Christ, who is the founder of our Church, we can feel joy throughout our lives, despite the difficulties and challenges that arise. Through living prophets we learn more about God's laws and how to live so that we can obtain the happiness and peace everybody yearns for. The Gospel of Jesus Christ has brought me more peace and joy in my life than anything else. To be a Mormon is to experience joy! Show more Show less

What do Mormons believe concerning the doctrine of grace?

Bri Fox
We believe that it is only through the grace of God that we are saved, as long as we live the Gospel of Jesus Christ. Jesus Christ paid the price for all of our sins on the conditions of our personal faith and repentance. His atoning sacrifice does not eliminate our personal responsibility to repent and to follow Him. Jesus Christ paid a price that we could never repay; it is by His grace that forgiveness is possible. He promises us forgiveness of our sins and eternal life if we live His gospel, which is to have faith, repent, be baptized by authority, receive the gift of the Holy Ghost, and endure to the end. Show more Show less