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Hi I'm Brooke

I love video games. I'm a nerd. And sometimes I think I'm a lot more clever than I really am. I'm also a Mormon.

About Me

I guess you could call me a typical Mormon. I was born in Macomb, Illinois and was the first of four girls. At the age of five I moved to Utah and spent most of my time selling lemonade on the corner of our cul-de-sac. After a lot of hard work and late nights studying I was accepted to college at Brigham Young University. Eventually I managed to graduate with a degree in Business Management with an emphasis in Marketing. Unfortunately, I quickly realized that that was not the degree for me since I hate selling to people. Luckily, one good thing did come out of my degree - I was able to meet and marry the love of my life. We've been married for over four years and will be welcoming our first child to the world in the next few months. My free time is spent playing video games, reading, shopping, hiking, camping, and exploring the city I live in.

Why I am a Mormon

I've pondered this question a lot throughout my life. Why am I Mormon? There were times when I wondered if it was just because it was what I knew. It was during times like these that I would get down on my knees and pray to my Heavenly Father and I would feel his love for me. I'm a Mormon because it makes me happy. I'm a Mormon because the values, principles and doctrines I'm taught through my religion help me to be a better person. I may not be able to prove with scientific evidence that my church is true but that doesn't keep me from knowing that my Heavenly Father loves me and that this is the true church of Jesus Christ upon the earth. I'm grateful to have had the opportunity to grow up in this church and to be taught how to serve and love my fellow men as Jesus served and loved. I'm grateful every day for the blessings, happiness, and joy the gospel has brought into my life and that's why I'm a Mormon.

How I live my faith

Aside from trying to be a kind, patient, and an understanding person in my day to day life, I try my best to do whatever I am asked within my church ward. Some days this can be more challenging then others. Especially since I do not get the same opportunities to participate in adult conversations that others may have. Currently, I teach the three- and four-year-old children in Primary. And, while I may wish that I had a chance to listen to a lesson that wasn't about being kind and loving animals or why music makes me happy, I love every minute of it. I often find that I learn more from their simple answers than I ever would from other, more age appropriate discussions. Of course, it also makes for some great stories when we ask a simple question about why they think Jesus loves us and we get answers ranging from "There was a burning car" to "I have a dog!" The greatest reward as a teacher is when I hear them reiterate a point from our lesson. Even if it's the wrong answer to a different question weeks later. It means somehow they really were listening despite the fact they were crawling around the room acting like a cat.