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Hi I'm Jocelyn Brook O'Bryant (Giles)

I grew up in Wilsonville, Oregon 20 minutes south of Portland. I a the oldest of 4 kids, I just got married, and I am a mormon

About Me

I love dancing. I have danced since I was four years old. I was on the dance team in high school and did studio dance until then. I also love working out and running. I love watching and playing all sports whether or not I am good at it. I am a huge Oregon Duck football fan. I just got married August 11 in the Portland Temple to my amazing husband who I love so much. I am the oldest of 4. 2 girls and 2 boys. I have the most amazing family and got to join another amazing family. I know how to play the piano and took lessons for 8 years. I love boating and wakeboarding. I love summer. I am currently in Idaho until my husband graduates in about a year and a half from BYU Idaho in Business. Then hopefully to Arizona or California to get his masters. I graduated from BYU Idaho last July in Communications/PR. I ultimately wanted to work in the sports industry but it's been hard to get into it. I also love baking and cooking and learning new skills. I enjoy designing and working on creating websites for people right now.

Why I am a Mormon

I was born into the Church as my parents were LDS and were sealed in the temple. I chose to get baptized at 8 years old because I wanted to and love this church. Of course as I got older it became hard to follow some of the standards and rules being a Mormon comes with. I loved girls camp and EFY. EFY which stands for Especially For Youth is a program where youth 12-18 can go and meet other LDS kids, feel the spirit and grow. EFY changed my life and helped my testimony grow immensely. I got to attend 2 summers and then girls camp every summer. I chose to attend BYU Idaho for school and again my testimony grew there. Of course I had challenges and trials that I have been faced with, but my testimony stayed strong through it all. I know the atonement is real. That Jesus Christ loves all of us. He sacrificed his life for us so that we can repent and return to him. He knows us individually. He hears our prayers and answers them. He is there for us always at the other side of the door, we just need to let him in. He gives us many trials so we can grow and to test our knowledge on this earth. Thomas S. Monson is a true prophet of God. I am so grateful for a prophet in these latter days. I am grateful to hear his words, and apostles words during general conference. I know the Book of Mormon is another testament of God in these latter days and in the America's. I was married and sealed in the temple to my sweetheart a couple of months ago and my testimony of temples and eternal families has grown so much. I know this church is the only true church on this earth. I feel the spirit very often and it testifies to me of his reality.

How I live my faith

I have callings where I can render service to others in my ward all the time. I can teach them about the gospel etc. I visit sister's in my ward every month and can share with them a lesson and bear my testimony and help them with anything they need help with in their day to day lives. My husband and I have home teachers who come once a month and share a lesson and help with anything we need. I am able to organize activities for my ward and service projects where we can serve those in the community or around the world. I have a temple near by where I am able to go and serve and feel of the spirit.

Can a husband and wife be together forever? Do Mormons believe that families will live together in heaven?

Jocelyn Brook O'Bryant (Giles)
I just got married and sealed to my sweetheart a couple of months ago in the Portland temple. It was an amazing experience and I will forever be with my husband because I chose to get married and sealed in the temple. Because of this, I will also be with my family forever in heaven. Show more Show less