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Hi I'm Brittany

I love to laugh and be outside. I am an Arizona State University student, a long distance runner in the making and I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I have lived in Arizona my whole life and I LOVE IT!! I am currently studying biology at Arizona State University. A while back I returned home from Colorado after serving as a full time missionary to teach others about the Gospel of Jesus Christ. I love being with my friends and family. I have recently started long distance running and have run two 5K's so far. I also love to hike and be outside.

Why I am a Mormon

I am a Mormon because this is where I find peace from the crazy storm around us. There are so many hard things that we need to experience in life because they help us grow, but I need to find peace and serenity... I find it here! I feel God's peace and His love for me as I go to church, read the scriptures, and pray. I am a Mormon because this is where I feel closest to Jesus Christ. As I learn about His commandments and follow them, I am happier! I believe that we have a prophet today sent from God. One has been chosen at this time to be His mouth piece so we can know what God wants us specifically to do. I am Mormon because I have felt Christ cleanse me of my mistakes. Here I have felt Him forgive me of things I do wrong. We aren't perfect, but He gives us second chances as we try our best. I believe that Jesus Christ is the Savior of the world and that this is His church on earth.

How I live my faith

I try every day to be who my Savior would want me to be. I do my best to act in such a way that people around me would feel of God's love and to feel uplifted. In high school, after really embracing the ideals of the church, at work a customer asked me if I believed in Jesus Christ. My immediate answer was, "Yes." She then responded "I can see His light in you." From that moment on, I knew that to live my faith I must try to represent Christ wherever I am, not just at church on Sundays. By reading the scriptures, praying, trying to be like my Savior, and helping those around me learn more about Jesus Christ, I can live my faith to the fullest. I try to always think of Him and to always put Him first. I do my best to keep the Sabbath day holy as the Ten Commandments tell us to. For this reason, I don't do homework on Sundays. It helps me have a day of rest and to spend the day focusing on God. Every week I go to the temple to feel God's love and serve Him there. Temples are a place where we can make promises with God and where families can be sealed together forever. Husbands and wives can be married there and children can be sealed to those parents. When we pass to the next life, we can still be married and in close association with our family members. As we go there we can feel peace and direction from God.

How can faith in Jesus Christ influence us in our marriages and family relationships? in our friendships?

There is a direct relationship between ourselves, Jesus Christ, and spouse/relationships both romantic and platonic. For this example we will say spouse. The relationship between the three is in the shape of a triangle. Christ is at the top of the triangle and you and your spouse are the bottom corners. When you are fighting with your spouse you grow farther a part from them and Christ. With the reverse prinicple, as both parties grow closer to the Savior by having faith in him, praying, keeping the commandments, and reading the scriptures, the "line" between your spouse and you gets smaller. I have seen this effect in my own life. When I am obedient to the commandments, my relationships with friends and family are much improved. Show more Show less

Are Mormons Christians?

In the past, many people have been quick to say that Mormons are not Christians. However, Mormons are Christians. Everything we do while in church is in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ. We acknowlege him as our Lord and Savior. Only by Him, through Him, and of Him can we return to live with our Father in Heaven. Even though we have adopted the name "Mormons," our official church name is as follows; The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints. Show more Show less