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Hi I'm Brytaney Bollwinkel

I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I was born and raised in Arizona. I'm a fan of late summer nights spent hiking mountains, longboarding,and I'm grateful for hot summers where I get to spend most of my time hanging out around the lake - cliff jumping or wakeboarding or picnicing on the pier. I was blessed to be born into a family of twelve, and I love the all the noise and fun that goes along with it!

Why I am a Mormon

I'm a Mormon because it makes me happy. I've found out who I am. I've found out who I want to become and how to get there. I've found peace in life, and I know that peace comes from knowing where we came from, why we're sent to this earth, and what will happen after we leave this life. I know that the truths of the Gospel of Jesus Christ, contained in this church, will help you have the courage to face the struggles in this life. It has the potential to lift our spirits and allow us the knowledge that will help us return to our Heavenly Father and Jesus Christ with confidence and joy. This knowledge has influenced my life so much that I've decided to volunteer myself to share Christ's Gospel as a missionary for my church. I'm currently serving in Milan, Italy!

How I live my faith

I'm constantly impressed by the way that the Savior exemplified his love for all those he met. No matter the circumstance, he treated all with respect, mercy, and charity. Hands down, my favorite story in the New Testament is when a man sick of palsy is lowered through the roof of a home to Jesus Christ. What did Christ decide to do with the situation? He forgave the man of his sins. When some people in the room started questioning Christ's actions, Christ turned to them and said simply, "Whether is it easier to say to the sick of the palsy, Thy sins be forgiven thee; or to say, Arise, and take up thy bed, and walk? But that ye may know that the Son of man hath power on earth to forgive sins, (he saith to the sick of the palsy,) I say unto thee, Arise, and take up thy bed, and go thy way into thine house." How marvelous that man must have felt to know that our Savior and Redeemer had just blessed him with forgiveness and peace of spirit, but then to receive the ability to walk again must have been the cherry on top! This act of love gives me such hope because it shows the Lord's willingness to show us mercy. It shows where our hearts should be when interacting with our fellow men. I live my faith by learning to understand how Jesus Christ would want me to act, then trying to live in such a way he would be proud of. I try to lift others' burdens. I try to make them feel like the beloved children of God that they are.