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Hi I'm Britni

I was born & raised in Southern California. I'm a Health Psychology student. I love rainy days and a good book. And I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I love music. I was in choir in high school, and I love to sing! I also play the piano and the flute. I like theater as well, and I've participated in a few community theater shows in my spare time. I also LOVE to read, I'm a book fanatic! I have an Associate's degree in Forensic Technology, which isn't as glamorous as all the T.V. shows portray it to be, but is still very interesting! I am currently studying Health Psychology at BYU-Idaho, which I absolutely love! A fun fact about me is that I used to work for a performance company doing character appearances as Disney princesses, which was the best job I've ever had!

Why I am a Mormon

I was born and raised in the Church, so I grew up with a strong LDS influence in my life. After I graduated from high school, I veered off the path and made some poor choices. When I decided to start re-devoting myself to church, I saw such an enormous change in my life! I was happier with my life, I was making better choices, and I came closer to God than I had ever been before. My testimony grew so much from the trials that I faced in turning my life around. I gained a strong desire to be as active and involved in the Church as I could possibly be. Reading my scriptures and praying every night and morning was a central part of my turn-around. I gained such a strong testimony of my Savior and my Heavenly Father's love for me, and of the truthfulness of this gospel! I am so incredibly grateful to have this gospel in my life. It brings me such an overwhelming sense of joy and peace and love to know that I am striving to live my life in the way that my Heavenly Father wants me to. I know that He knows what is best for me, and for all of us, and that is why He gives us guidelines to live by, and prophets to lead us in this time when the world's sense of "morality" has taken a sharp downward turn. I love this gospel. I love my Savior, Jesus Christ. I love my Heavenly Father, and I know that He loves me, and every single one of us who have ever lived on this earth.

How I live my faith

I attend my student ward on the BYU-I campus, where I currently serve as a visiting teaching coordinator. Visiting teaching is a program for the adult women of the Church, in which each sister is assigned a partner, and the pair of them are assigned a few other sisters in their Relief Society (the Church organization for adult women) to visit at least once per month. Visiting teachers should have the welfare of their sisters at heart, and should befriend, serve, and uplift them as much as they can. My job as coordinator is to make sure that the sisters are visiting one another at least once per month, and to report the numbers back to the Relief Society secretary. A more personal way that I live my faith is through personal prayer and daily scripture study. These two things are the basis of my faith. I try to consistently have a prayer in my heart, and find the need and desire to pray to God several times each day. I also try to make time each day to study the Book of Mormon and/or the Bible. In studying the scriptures, I can invite the Holy Spirit into my mind to help me to feel peace, and to influence me to do good throughout my day.

Are Mormons Christians?

Britni
Yes! Mormons ARE Christians! It's in the name of our religion: The Church of JESUS CHRIST of Latter-Day Saints. The dictionary definition of the word "christian" is: a person who believes in Jesus Christ; who exemplifies in his or her life the teachings of Christ. This is what Mormons strive to be; disciples of Jesus Christ, living our daily lives by His teachings, letting the light of Christ shine in our countenances for others to see. Show more Show less

How does the Church finance its operations?

Britni
Faithful members of the church pay tithing. It is a commandment of God that we should contribute 10% of our income to the building up of the Lord's church and to the spreading of His gospel. And when we pay our tithing, we are entitled to the blessing that Heavenly Father has promised to those who obey this commandment. Show more Show less

What are Mormon Temples used for?

Britni
The temple is a holy place. It is the house of the Lord, and it is the closest thing to heaven that we can experience in this life. The temple serves three purposes: to instruct, edify, and uplift the saints (members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints); to provide the saints with the opportunity to receive sacred ordinances in which we make covenants, or promises, with God; and to provide all ordinances, including baptism, for those who have died without a knowledge of the gospel of Jesus Christ. When we perform ordinances for the dead, we do so vicariously. This means that a living person stands in the place of the deceased person for whom the ordinance is being performed. One of the ordinances performed in the temple for living people, as well as for those who are dead, is the sealing ordinance. This is the ordinance that binds together a man and a woman as husband and wife. When we are married in this way, our family unit that is created can be eternal; we can be a family forever. All other marriages are only valid during the mortal life of the couple, or "until death do they part." The sealing ordinance, which can only be performed in a temple, lasts for time and all eternity, and will still be valid after the death of the man and woman involved. Show more Show less