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Hi I'm Brianna

I am a runner. I'm a happy missionary serving in the Brazil. I love photography and I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I am currently a missionary serving in the Brazil Maceio mission and I love it! The language, the people, the culture--it's all too good. I spent a year studying at Brigham Young University before being called to serve, and look forward to what more the future holds for me. I am a huge dreamer and hope to someday travel the world and do great things through helping others and making the world a better place. As cliche as that sounds, it's true! I love to run once I'm actually doing it; I participated in cross country from the time I was in Kindergarten. When I was little, I believed I would be the first woman to race in Le Tour de France and have loved cycling ever since then. Over these past few years I have also developed a passion for photography and would like to pursue travel or wedding photography as a hobby in the future. I also have grown to love the outdoors and try to spend every moment in it, whether I'm backpacking, skiing, canoeing, or in this case, sharing the gospel. Three of my favorite things, apart from incredibly scrumptious food like pasta, sushi and Nutella, are campfires, stargazing and turtles. I am enthusiastic about life and try to live every second to the fullest!

Why I am a Mormon

I was born into the church and baptized when I was eight years old. Growing up in the church has been one of the greatest blessings, if not the greatest, I have ever experienced. I have come to know the truthfulness of this gospel and how much it blesses each and every one of us. As crazy as it might sound, I know that the fulness of the gospel was restored through a fourteen-year-old boy and that he was called of God to fulfill His mission. Joseph Smith only brought back what was left behind from when Christ walked the earth and I'm so grateful for that. I have a testimony of the power the Atonement. Jesus Christ knows what every single one of us has suffered through. He has felt our pain, our affliction and our sorrow. He knows how it feels after having sinned, to lose a loved one, to simply get a scrape on a knee, to die of cancer and so much more. Through him, our sins can be forgiven and we can receive unconditional comfort from our trials. Heavenly Father and Jesus Christ love us more than we can imagine--we are sons and daughters of a Heavenly King and He knows each and every one of us. His power is here upon the earth through the priesthood and I am so grateful to be able to honor that priesthood and those who hold it. Heavenly Father answers our prayers and blesses us through his tender mercies every single day. I am so grateful to have this knowledge--to know I am loved through everything I do and to know that there is hope after this life--that families can be together for eternity. How blessed I am to have this gospel in my life. I am so grateful for that and that is why I'm a Mormon.

How I live my faith

I try to live my faith the best that I can. I have been so blessed to be called to serve the beautiful people of Brazil and hope that I can do at least a fraction for them of what they'll do for me. I strive to be an example of happiness and the gospel to those around me. I love serving others and simply doing small acts of kindness because, not only does it benefit those I'm helping, but it also improves me and always puts a smile on my face. It's impossible to feel angry or upset after serving and that's what I love about it!

Why do Mormons baptize their new members?

We believe that we are the same church that Christ established when He lived on Earth and He was even baptized as an example to us to fulfill all righteousness. When we're baptized, we make a promise with our Heavenly Father to accept Christ, to keep His commandments and to become one of His followers. As exchange for this promise, Heavenly Father promises to us eternal life and forgiveness of our sins as long as we keep our covenants. Baptism is the first step to gaining eternal life and that is why every new member is baptized into the church. Show more Show less