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Hi I'm Bronwyn

My name is Welsh, and it was chosen for me by my great grandmother who emigrated from Wales. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I’m a wife and a mother of a teenage son. I’m a contract recruiter and commercial writer by profession. I’m 42 years old and I’ve worked from the time I was in high school. I have a degree in Mass Communications with a minor in Political Science from a private university in Denver, and I love learning. Unfortunately, most of my learning in life has been the hard way because I have a bit of a rebel streak. It was manifest by becoming a punk rocker when I was a teenager, but now it’s manifest more subtly through sarcastic humor and debating with anyone about almost anything just for fun. I’ve always been a critical thinker and I just have to find things out for myself.

Why I am a Mormon

Luckily for me, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints not only encourages but asks each member to find out the truth of each principle it teaches for him or herself through personal revelation from the Holy Ghost. And one truth I have found out for myself is the reality of the Atonement of our Savior, Jesus Christ. I have learned through many small and great miracles in my life that He knows and loves me, and that He knows and loves every one of His children on this earth. I went through a period of time during high school and college when I did not live my faith and I made some terrible choices. It was a dark and painful time and it created an internal conflict for me. I came to a cross roads in my life and knew that my current path was leading me to misery, pain, and self-destruction, so I returned to living my faith. I finally prayed to my Heavenly Father and asked for help. Because of the Atonement of His son, my Savior, Jesus Christ, I was able to repent and make some drastic changes. My life was flooded with happiness and light. For a broken heart and a contrite spirit, He continues to give me blessings so great that it’s hard to describe in words. What joy and peace and strength come from learning and living the Gospel of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. I know that it contains the fullness of Christ’s gospel restored to the earth today. I know it was given to us by a loving Heavenly Father as a path to happiness - happiness despite and actually because of the sorrow and pain and adversity we all must experience in life. My personal relationship with Christ and my knowledge of His plan of happiness brings me comfort, hope and certainty in a world of turmoil and uncertainty. That's why I'm a Mormon.

How I live my faith

I live my faith by going to church every Sunday and by teaching the 4-year-old children in our congregation each Sunday during the second-hour, children's program. The kids I teach are hilarious and this assignment is one of the most uplifting I've ever had. I also pay my tithing (ten percent of my gross income) and I wouldn't think of not paying it because of the direct blessings that have come from it. I read a chapter of scripture each evening with my family before we have family prayer, and we have a family night once a week in which we share a spiritual message and do a fun activity together. I participate in service projects organized through the Church and otherwise, and I try to be kind and helpful to others. I do my "visiting teaching," which is a program in the Church whereby we are assigned a partner to visit three other ladies from our congregation in their homes on a monthly basis to share a spiritual message, find out and tend to their spiritual and temporal needs, and fellowship them. This program has become a source of developing lifetime bonds of friendship and love. These activities are a few that offer opportunities to serve others and to fulfill church duties, but more importantly, they help me grow individually and develop Christ-like attributes. Doing these things with hope and faith has actually changed the condition of my heart. I am far from perfect in living my faith, but I strive to be more Christ-like every day and I pray as often as possible for help and inspiration. More than anything, I pray for the gift of charity to be compassionate and loving to everyone, because sometimes that's really hard and it does not come naturally from me. I'm pretty cynical and critical when left to my own devices. So I strive to overcome my weaknesses through my personal relationship with Christ, and I have to ask my Heavenly Father for forgiveness and help every day. And He always blesses me with exactly what I need (whether I like it or not:)