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Hi I'm Brittany

I'm a Californian & bucket list crosser off-er. I believe in hugs! I bake cupcakes! I'm a Mormon

About Me

I love to LAUGH (: I love to spend quality time with my family and close friends which consist of a few of the most incredible people I have yet to encounter. I'm Samoan and I love learning about my culture! I believe in l o v e . In my opinion, just about any emotional problem can be fixed with a good best friend and chocolate (: I thoroughly enjoy being an aunt. I am thankful for scriptures and learning from the Spirit. I believe in Hugs! I like to bake cupcakes. I quote harry potter almost daily. I love to write, jam, sing, and feel music 3 speaking my Samoan language makes me so happy :) I believe in fairy tales. I believe happiness is a choice. I appreciate history. I like to look for rainbows. I find therapy in dancing. I move like a jelly fish. I'm passionate about a few things including new zealand, southern living, polynesian culture, black history, true love, and relationships with others. each time i hear the electric slide my heart melts a little thinking of my childhood (': I love my Mama. I love my Savior Jesus Christ. I know that God is my loving Heavenly Father :) I pray that my life will be a reflection of their teachings.

Why I am a Mormon

My grandparents immigrated to San Francisco from Samoa in the early 1960's where they joined the church. Growing up in a single parent home church attendance was not our first priority. I firmly believe, weather we are born into the gospel or join at the age of 40- every soul under the heavens receives their own personal conversion to the Savior. Within the early years of my youth. I began to look for something. I did not exactly know what I was looking for- but I knew i was missing something. I prayed, and for the first time in my life- I felt an overwhelming feeling of peace. For the first time in my life, I felt the spirit telling me to act on faith. I attended seminary and had an inspiring teacher. I aspired to be like her, sure and steadfast in her knowledge of the Savior (: Well, this is where I believe my journey started. I have since had dozens of small and simple episodes in my life that contribute to my continuous conversion on my walk to Christ. Though there have been a few more rough patches along the road I have traveled, I continue to find comfort and joy in the teachings and life of Jesus Christ. I know that he lives, and because He lives- we can live again. God is our Father, I know this. The Book of Mormon has the power to change lives. I see it here on the mission all the time, but I know this because my life has been changed through it.

How I live my faith

I served as a Sunday school teacher in my home ward for the new members of the church and other friends who were investigating our beliefs (: I worked with the youth, serving as a leader at summer camp for the young women, a place where standards and testimonies are shared and made stronger. I loved working with the young women, helping them to see their potential and inner beauty. I have found so much lasting joy in this work and "I glory in it. I do not glory of myself, but I glory in that which the Lord hath commanded me: yea, and this is my glory that I may be an instrument in the hands of God ... and this is my joy." (Alma 29:9) We bring a message of hope, love and lasting joy. We teach the gospel of Jesus Christ and how it can help us in our daily lives. We meet with people on the streets and in their homes to answer questions about their concerns and teach them this simple message: God is our loving Heavenly Father and He has a plan for us. After centuries of darkness, God has restored that very same gospel that Christ established, in all of it's fulness. We do not wish to take from the faith they already treasure, our purpose is to add to that faith through the message of the restored gospel. We bare witness of it's truthfulness and testify of the joy we have received by living His gospel.

What are some things that tell you there is a God?

What a great question! I have found so much joy and evidence in this world of God's existence. I think we can see it, if we choose every single day. I see the love of God through the sunsets of Alabama and the beaches of California. It is in the wind, the flowers that can grow through concrete, birds that have the ability to fly and make the sweetest music. I see His majestic power through the smiles on my little nephews faces (: Human life is huge evidence of the love and power of God, our creator. He gives us family and friends- trials and joys- all of this so that we can know of His love and existence. Show more Show less