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Hi I'm Brenna

I'm a young college student, trying to figure out where I want to go in life. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I'm the second oldest of 4 children in my family. I'm really a simple person. I don't have fancy clothes or lots of money, but I'm comfortable with who I am and what I have. I'm trying to adjust to life as an adult by working retail, going to college, and trying my best to keep up my relationships with my friends (even though I don't have much time to be a typical, spontaneous college student). Life can get kind of crazy sometimes, but I love every minute of it.

Why I am a Mormon

Why am I Mormon? Well, I was born and raised in the church and my parents were married in a Mormon temple long before I was born. I've always grown up knowing that the church is true and right, but I've still had to figure the church out for myself, and motivate myself to do the things that I've been taught to do. I still remember the first time that I decided that I wanted to pray and read the scriptures every day. It was my first year at girls camp, and we had a motto every morning to have 5 minutes of "DEAR time" (Drop Everything And Read) just after breakfast. Watching my friends study the scriptures and to hear them teach me about what they learned really made me curious to see what the Lord would bless me with if I studied and prayed every day. When I got home, I started up this habit, and I've really worked to keep it up over the years. The Lord has truly lifted me up and taught me in the times that I've needed Him the most. Remembering this small time at girls camp reminds me that no matter how much help I need from the Lord, he will always give it to me. I just need to keep coming to him so that I can recognize his help when he gives it. I love the joy the Gospel of Jesus Christ brings into my life. Without it, all of the hard things I go through would seem ten times harder for me to handle. The Gospel gives me perspective, hope, and a happiness that I cannot find anywhere else.

How I live my faith

I'm a single girl living away from home for school, and I'm lucky enough to go to a church filled with other single students my age. I love going to church and watching my friends fulfill the duties that I've grown up knowing to be "old people's" jobs. I have been called to teach a class on family history work in my ward. I tend to have a class of 5-10 people my own age. It's hard to be a teacher to my peers sometimes, but at the same time I really enjoy how comfortable it is to stand in front of a group of my friends and help them learn about the gospel. Family history work is a huge part of our church. We believe that families can be together forever, and so each member of our church has been asked to look into their family history and to find those people in their family who have not yet been baptized or received other ordinances that out church has to offer. I love this calling. I love how much I've learned from it, and I look forward to being able to keep working on my family history work to make us all a "together" family.