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Hi I'm Brittany

I grew up in Catholic run organization called Boys Town. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I am the oldest of nine children, six of which are adopted from two other families. I love working with children with challenging needs. My parents were "Family Teachers" at Boys Town, which is a town devoted to helping teenagers have a safe childhood. I have had to share my parents with many other children my entire life and learned to give with out receiving much in return. I have done a humanitarian aid project in Ghana, Afirca which peeked my interest in serving a mission for my church so I could continue to serve others. I served a mission in Joao Pessoa, Brazil. I love to give which is why I'm studing to be a social worker!

Why I am a Mormon

Why have I chosen to be a mormon? That is an interesting question to me. The freedom to choose has always been there in my family. ALL of my friends growing up were devout members of all different denominations. I was surrounded by other faiths everywhere I turned. I remember one semester in high school when I would eat lunch with these girls who would go talk to their pastors about what they should say to me to try to prove my beliefs wrong. Many times I wouldn't know the answers so I would come home and ask my dad what the answers were. It NEVER failed that he would tell me to go figure it out on my own with the Lord. I remember feeling strongly to turn to certain passages and pray about things I didn't understand. Many times I would feel the spirit so strong in my heart that I couldn't deny the fact that God was in the details of my life. Even down to the drama of a freshman lunch period conversation. Once I figured that one thing out, well then I knew that He would tell me the truth of other things I studied in the Bible. I knew that He would tell me right from wrong. At that point is when I knew only one thing: there was a God. I knew that since God doesn't want me to be confused about things, pertaining to Him especially, that if He was perfect then He would have a perfect truth. Well if He is perfect and knows all, then I figured He would tell me right from wrong everytime I truly asked with a sincere heart wanting to know truth He would tell me. I definitely don't claim to know all things pertaining to this religion but I do know that I have never been told "no" when I ask if certain truths are correct about this religion. That is all I know and I will keep walking in that direction until He tells me otherwise.

How I live my faith

I am very active in the young adults programs. I was recently called to be a leader over the Institute of Religion Council, which means I assist the director of all the religion classes held at the institute building located across the street from the University of Nebraska in Omaha. I help get the word out about activities and the most important is making sure people are aware of the scripture study classes held during the week. I love this because it gives anyone interested the opportunity to come and hear what we believe and ask God for themselves whether it is true or not. It IS one or the other. Why would God want us to be confused about truth? He wouldn't.

What is the role of the husband and the wife in the family?

The role of the husband and wife in any family is to raise children who will be stalwart members of the community. I hope to be a mother just like the one I was blessed by God to have. My mother taught me to pray and encouraged me to make good choices when the weight of the world was on my shoulders. I hope to marry a man like my father who stands up for what is just and true. My father is a police officer and serves the community with all his heart. Parents are the only way to ensure a hopeful future. I worked in the fostercare system for a while and I saw just what happens when parents fail to do their job and teach good standards to their children. Many children are forced to have a difficult life because their parents couldn't give them the structure of a good home for whatever reason. I'm grateful for the loving parents I have. Show more Show less