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Hi I'm BreeAnna.

I'm a Mormon from Aurora, Colorado.

About Me

I am studying to be a Recreational Therapist and I would like to work in a retirement home finding activities for everyone to participate in regardless of any physical disabilities. I'm a musician and I love to play my violin! When I was in high school I also played the baritone, piano, trombone, and viola. My family is so important to me! I have two brothers and three sisters. We enjoy acting out scripture stories and performing them for missionaries and guests. I have worked hard to learn spanish and I've enjoyed using that talent to meet people who speak Spanish. Now I have the opportunity to go to another country and share my testimony of our Lord Jesus Christ in spanish. I have been called to serve a mission for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints for the next eighteen months. I look forward to loving the people of the world and inviting them to draw closer to our Savior, Jesus Christ.

Why I am a Mormon

I grew up in the church, and my parents set an excellent example for me! However, they aren't the reason I continue to attend The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. I'm mormon because I know that it has made a huge difference in my life. It helped me through middle school and high school because I had good friends. Also, the teachings of the gospel have kept me out of trouble by teaching me to just say no. The gospel helped me as I struggled with finding out my individual worth. Through middle school it was difficult to feel like I was important when I was surrounded by so many people who seemed cooler than me. But when I remember the words of the primary song "I am a child of God", I realized that I was important because God created me and he loves me and wants the best for me. And now the gospel helps me as I make some of the most important decisions of my life. Deciding which college to go to when I had hundreds of options would have been overwhelming if I hadn't have prayed to my Heavenly Father and asked for guidance. The same thing with picking a major and deciding what I want to do with my life. I know that my Heavenly Father will always give me guidance as I go forward making more important decisions for my life. The gospel gives me comfort and helps me make good decisions. I know that because my Savior Jesus Christ suffered and died for me that I can live with my Heavenly Father again.

How I live my faith

I've had several callings as I move between wards each semester. One of my callings was to organize the music for my fellow sisters in the Relief Society. It was a blessing to add to the spirit of the meeting with our beautiful hymns. Another calling was to organize temple trips. I like this calling because it reminded me of the importance of serving in the temple so that we can give our ancestors the blessings that we experience there. But in every ward I've served in, I've always had a visiting teaching assignment. Me and a companion are assigned sisters who we go and visit each month. Visiting teaching has been the greatest blessing in my life as it has given me an opportunity to make new friends, and to be there to help with their needs. Most importantly it has given me compassion as I pray for my sisters. I am so grateful for the blessing of serving in church callings!!

How can faith in Jesus Christ influence us in our marriages and family relationships? in our friendships?

Faith in Jesus Christ gives us hope. And hope helps us to trust each other and move forward in our challenges together. Also faith in Jesus Christ helps us to have charity which is Christ-like love for those around us. When we love one another, our families are stronger. Also faith in Jesus Christ can help our friendships because we will have the example of Christ and know to teach everyone with kindness. Show more Show less

What are Mormon women like? Do Mormons believe in equality of men and women?

Men and women were created equal in the sight of God, but they were also created different. Because men and women are different they have different, buy equally important callings in the Lord's church. Men are the head of the home and they hold the priesthood power to preside in the home. Honestly, I'm glad because fathers do a good job of telling their children to shape up when they are doing something wrong. The mothers have the divine calling to bear and raise children. I know that nothing gives my Mom more joy than seeing us grow into amazing men and women. And I am grateful that she was always there for me making dinner when I came home from school. I look forward to raising my own children when I have married a worthy man who holds the priesthood and will bring the blessings of the gospel into my home. Show more Show less