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Hi I'm Brooke Ellen Anderson

I'm 19. I'm a writing and running enthusiast with dreams of being a linguist. My family is my greatest blessing. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I am nineteen years old and currently attending BYU, Provo. I am an introspective writing and running enthusiast with dreams of being an editor and linguist. I enjoy keeping a journal and writing blog posts. I ran track and cross country in high school and am always itching to lace up my shoes, especially at night. I enjoy playing my French Horn, going for walks, and eating cookie dough ice cream straight from the carton. I love learning, so don't get me started on my majors and minors--I have way too many. I'm still figuring out what I want to do with my life, but in the meantime, I'm enjoying every moment.

Why I am a Mormon

I'm a Mormon because I have a testimony of the restored gospel of Jesus Christ and the great blessing it is in my life. It gives me such joy, hope, and purpose to know that God has a plan for me. I know that my savior Jesus Christ atoned for my sins and sorrows in Gethsemanee and that he was crucified at Golgatha to break the bands of death, rising on the third day so that I too can live again as a resurrected being in the presence of my Heavenly Father. I know that he, Jesus Christ, is God's Almighty Son, that he lived a perfect life, that he loves us each, that he is our Savior and Redeemer, and that salvation comes in a through his atoning blood and in no other way. I know that the Book of Mormon is the word of God and contains precious truths of God's plan for us and how we can return one day to live with him. I know that there are prophets on the earth today that share the Lord's message for us, his children, in these latter days and that as we hearken to their words we will be blessed with peace and joy in this life and in the life to come. I know that families are forever, and I am so grateful to know that there is life after death, and that if I live worthily I can live again with my family and loved ones in the presence of God.

How I live my faith

Sundays are my favorite day of the week because I have the opportunity to attend church, to learn of Christ, and to feel of his love and the love of each of the members of his church. At church I make commitments to remember Christ and to follow his teachings and example. I have the wonderful opportunity of participating in the choir and bearing my testimony of my Lord and Savior through music. I look forward every week to Wednesday nights when my roommate and I get to go to the temple, the House of the Lord, to be instructed by his spirit and feel his presence and love as we perform vicarious baptisms for our ancestors. I love doing family history work--it brings such a tender spirit of joy, unity, and gratitude as I search out those who have gone before and paved the way. This summer I am leaving to serve a mission in Tucson Arizona and I cannot wait to serve the Lord and his people for eighteen months. It wasn't an easy choice: I'm leaving the best roommate ever, I'm leaving my sister and brother-in-law, I'm declining a research and co-author position in one of my favorite subjects, and I'm putting my dating life on hold. But I am thankful for the chance to choose because it made me really realize what I desire most, and that is to serve the Lord. I love the Lord and I love his gospel. It's true.

What is a “testimony” that Mormons speak of?

Brooke Ellen Anderson
A testimony is a spiritual witness given to an individual by the Holy Ghost. The foundation of a Mormon’s testimony is the knowledge that Heavenly Father lives and loves us; that Jesus Christ lives, that He is the Son of God, and that He carried out the infinite Atonement; that Joseph Smith is a prophet, which God called to restore Jesus Christ’s church to the earth; that we are led today by a living prophet; and that The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints is the Savior’s Church restored on the earth today. Show more Show less