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Hi I'm Berlynn Rudolph

I'm from California. I attend BYU-I. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

Hello! My name is Berlynn. I am 19 years old, born and raised in California, but I am currently attending college at BYU-Idaho where I am an exercise therapy major with the intent of becoming a podiatrist. I enjoy the performing arts, theatre in particular, and outdoor activities! In regards to family, I am the youngest of three children and am the only LDS member within my family. I was baptized and confirmed a member of the Jesus Christ Church of the Latter Day Saints on May 28, 2011. Since being baptized, my life has made a 180 degree change for the absolute best. I am an avid optimist and have the utmost faith in the truth of the LDS church!

Why I am a Mormon

At seventeen years old, I was just like every other teenager. I was a little lost, a little confused, and extremely hopeful that an answer would just pop into my life. And in His own special way, I was given the answer. Missionaries from my ward were sent to my home one day after having lunch with my LDS neighbors who were asked if they knew anyone in the area they thought would be interested in hearing about the gospel. My name came to mind and then turned into an action. The missionaries came to my door and my first instinct was to come up with an excuse so they would just go away, but something inside of my heart told me to let them stay and hear them out. I did just that. I listened to their testimonies, scheduled a lesson for the following Sunday, for the first time in a very long time; I prayed. Long story short, I felt the most overwhelming burn of truth and happiness in my chest that day. It’s a feeling I cannot completely describe and a feeling that stuck with me every lesson and church Sunday I attended. Almost an exact month after the missionaries came to my door, I was baptized. I cannot tell you how many times I’ve been asked why I converted to Mormonism and in all honesty, there is no amount of words to answer that simple question other than: The church is true. I have never been happier, healthier, and all together content with my life now that my foundation has become based around Christ and his teachings. I know I am young and still have much to learn, but I know that my decision and continuing decision to be a faithful member of the LDS Church will only lead me in the direction that my Heavenly father desires me to go.

How I live my faith

I have a big duty within the walls of my family because being the only member is both a rich blessing and the most difficult aspect of my current life. Although not always easy, I have definitely grown in the gospel from my home situation. It has taught me the importance and difference the gospel can make in the family and how the whole essence of the home is changed when followers of His church are dwelling within it. Being that only member has also opened up am extremely large missionary opportunity for me. I will admit that it does get discouraging when my family doesn’t understand why I fast, pay tithing, and so on, but it’s the moments when they show interest or acceptance that assures me that they too will someday convert. I am also the only LDS member amongst my friends, and much like my home life, my social life has turned into a great missionary opportunity as well. I truly do my best to be a righteous example by following the commandments and doing good works. Slowly but surely, I have seen a positive change in the people around me and a growing interest in the church because of my constant blabbering about how completely fulfilling it truly is.