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Hi I'm Lynne Brack

I grew up in Northern England. I enjoy sketching, painting, reading and exploring.

About Me

Well this is the difficult part, 'About Me'... I love watching films, reading books, going for walks, visiting castles and stately homes, and spending time with close friends. Cathedrals hold a special place in my heart, there is a beauty about them that I cannot describe. The history, the grandeur, the love that is in these edifices is truly beautiful. Another love of mine is listening to the organ and piano, I cannot play either myself but, the power and majesty of a pipe organ is something to behold. The piano is an instrument that can convey the whole spectrum of human emotion and is capable of piercing me to my soul like no other instrument quite manages. I like creating memories that I can look back on and treasure. I served as a full time missionary in Ontario, Canada, and I LOVED it! It was an amazing experience being able to serve the Lord, full time, with all my heart, and I'd do it again like a shot. The people I met there were wonderful and I'm grateful I had the opportunity to meet others from many different cultures and religions. People fascinate me, I love to hear their stories and learn about their lives. Geography is a particular interest of mine, learning how the world works and how everything is connected is really interesting to me.

Why I am a Mormon

I'm a Mormon because I have chosen to be. My mother brought me up attending the Mormon church and I enjoyed going to Primary (for children aged 3-12) and then Young Womens (for girls aged 12-18). But my father is not a Mormon and so I have always had the option of not going. I was in my late teens when the time came that I had to find out for myself if this was the true church of God, I had some major decisions to make and I could not have made them without knowing where I stood. I read the Book of Mormon and I prayed to know that it was true. I did not get any major miracle, but I did get a calm assurance that I already knew it was true. When I read and prayed about Joseph Smith's account of his experience in the grove of trees, I felt a strong sense of peace and joy, which I know was the Holy Ghost bearing testimony to me that it is true. I know without a doubt that this church, the Church of Jesus christ of Latter-Day Saints, is the only true church of God upon this earth, He leads and guides it today through living prophets as He has always done. At the moment I am privileged to be a part of the YSA (Young Single Adult) programme. This is for all unmarried people between the ages of 18 and 30, it's so much fun, there are dances, fun days, conventions and Institute (a weekly gospel study class) My favourite part is Institute, ths year I am attending The Book of Mormon class.

How I live my faith

I live my faith by practising what I preach, I would never expect someone else to do something that I'm not prepared to do myself. I attend church every week and I particpate in social and spiritual activities outside of the Sunday service. I am willing to go out teaching with the Missionaries and I don't shy away from gospel discussions with my friends and colleagues. Helping others to reach their potential in the Gospel is one of my greatest joys. I try to read my scriptures and pray everyday so that I can stay close to my Heavenly Father and know what He needs me to do. By staying close to God myself I am more able to help others, you cannot pull people up unless you are in a high place yourself. By doing these things I remain firm in my faith. I love serving! I love the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints! and I love people! I try to see everyone as my brother or sister and to judge them from where they stand, not from where I'm looking from. By doing this I'm able to see good in everyone I meet and knowing everyone is a child of God allows me to see past their imperfections and love them anyway. The gospel is all about service and love.

Why don’t women hold the priesthood in The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints? How do Mormon women lead in the Church?

Lynne Brack
Men and women are have equal standing within The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Their duties and responsibilities are different but are of equal importance. Women lead in the church by supporting their husbands and other men in their priesthood duties, and they also have their own organisations, Relief Society for women aged over 18 and Young Womens for girls aged 12-18. The Lord chooses who holds the priesthood and who does not, it is not something we can simply decide to hold if we want to. It is up to God. Show more Show less

Why is The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints called Mormons or Mormonism?

Lynne Brack
Members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints are frequently referred to as Mormons, this nickname has been given to us by others because we read and believe the Book of Mormon Another Testament of Jesus Christ. Personally I do not like to be referred to as a Mormon, it is often used in the tone of an insult and I think it can mislead people, it suggests that we are the church of Mormon when in fact we are the church of Jesus Christ. For this reason I prefer to use the proper title of the church, if a shorter name is to be used then I will use Mormon, but I always give an explanation of where it comes from. Show more Show less

Do you really believe there is a prophet like Moses alive today?

Lynne Brack
Yes, I do. Show more Show less

Are Mormons Christians?

Lynne Brack
Yes we are. The actual name of the church is The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints. Jesus Christ is who we aim to be like, we strive to follow His teachings. Show more Show less

Are all Mormons required to serve a mission?

Lynne Brack
We are not required to serve a mission but young men are encouraged and often expected to serve. Many young women also choose to serve. I chose to be a missionary and went to Ontario, Canada. I loved every second! Show more Show less