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Hi I'm breanne

I'm a college student. I'm an artist. I'm a dreamer. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I'm 21 years old, and I'm a pre-art, pre-psych major college student (I'm still searching for what I want to do). I love all books, especially fantasy and sci-fi, I read comic books (batman rules) and hanging out with my friends is my favorite pasttime. Sometimes I write (purely for fun) and I l.o.v.e. poetry.

Why I am a Mormon

I haven't always felt that I was meant to be here. Sometimes I thought I was a mistake, that somehow everyone else was supposed to exist, but the universe had screwed up with me. I thought that I didn't deserve to be alive. This feeling weighed on me, like it was something physical, something pulling me down. It hurt so much, inside and out, that it was almost paralyzing, in a physical, and in a spiritual sense. It was almost more than I could bear. As a kid, I had grown up as a member, so I knew all the answers in my head, but I hadn't learned them in my heart. One day, when I was struggling to just stand up and move, when I felt I was ready to give up, I just laid down on the ground and started crying; Praying without words that something, anything, I didn't know what, would give. In that moment, I felt, more strongly than I ever had in my life, a sense of peace come over me. A sense of understanding, and love. That burden was lifted from me, and I knew; Jesus Christ was my savior, my redeemer, my salvation. He had suffered and died on the cross for me. In that instant, it became real to me- God made me, He loves me, even when I cannot love myself. He made me, and God makes no mistakes. After that, it wasn't an instant change in my life, I wasn't suddenly happy go lucky and all sunshine. but there has been a difference- I have searched out that feeling, that love, through the scriptures and through church. I have found that same love and understanding as I have come to know and love the gospel. And every time I have trouble and feel down, I remember the words in a primary song: "I am a child of God, and He has sent me here"

How I live my faith

Recently I had the opportunity to teach the 5 year old's class in my congregation- it was a blessing in my life to be able to talk about God's love for them, and listen to their questions, concerns, and stories. Those kids are very special, and often absolutely hilarious. Right now, I am serving a mission for the church- I will spend the next year and a half sharing the love of God with his children. I think this is the greatest opportunity I've had to show my faith in the Lord, and my love for Him. On my mission, I have the opportunity to teach many different and unique children of God! I love the people here in Arcadia, CA. I spend a lot of time studying the scriptures, and learning of Christ and His message. One of my favorite scriptures so far has been matt 10:39 "He that findeth his life shall lose it; and he that loseth his life for my sake shall find it" I think this is so meaningful to me because right here, right now, I am trying to lose myself in his service- to do good continually, and live up to his name. I know that as I try to live as he would have me live, I will be directed for good.

Why is family so important to Mormons?

We believe that family is fundamental to God's plan for our happiness. Families are meant to be together forever, and in order for us to have eternity with each other, we have to start building relationships today. In my family, trust me, we aren't perfect; we all disagree, argue, say unkind things, and hurt each other from time to time. But I've found that my family can give me the greatest happiness I know, even through rough times. I learn from them as I learn about them, and I hope they learn from me too. Show more Show less