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Hi I'm Brianna

I'm a Montana girl who loves seeing the world and learning to love and appreciate all the people in it. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I grew up in Montana and always dreamt big. I'm a music junkie, a readaholic, a diligent writer, and have an odd obsession with major league baseball (Go Rockies!). I have an incredible family! They are all so supportive and I'm very blessed with lots of aunts, uncles, cousins and grandparents to keep me in line :) After high school, I attended BYU-Idaho, getting a degree in elementary education. In between semesters, I began traveling around the world; meeting amazing people and learning more about the wonders of the human race and their beautiful lives. The most important thing in my life however, is Jesus Christ. Knowing who He is, what He's done for me, and what He continues to do for me daily brings a vast amount of peace and joy to my life. Right now, I'm taking that knowledge and sharing it with the world as a full-time missionary. I love my life. I've had hard times, but who hasn't? Through it all I've found that the only way to true happiness is through Christ.

Why I am a Mormon

I grew up in the church but went through various stages of belief and conversion. There were times when I loved being a member, but other times I resented it and didn't want to be a part of it. But no matter what I felt or thought I knew, I couldn't deny that the gospel was true. The hardest struggle I faced was when my cousin died of cancer, and then his younger brother was killed a year later. I couldn't comprehend why such a horrible thing could come upon our family, as we were strong in the church. I struggled with depression and anxiety and felt like giving up. But I never did. Because no matter how deeply sad and hopeless I felt, there was always a flicker of light there to keep me alive. Over time, that light became stronger and stronger. It was the light of Christ, the light of His love. My Savior carried me through the darkest times of my life. Without Him, I am nothing. I am a Mormon because there are truths contained in this doctrine that allow me to know who I am, where I came from and where I'm going. But most importantly, it teaches me that I have a Heavenly Father and a big brother who are always watching out for me and leading me back to them.

How I live my faith

I've been active in my local student ward and love it. I was a teacher to the women in our ward and enjoyed discussing the gospel with them. Right now, I am serving a full time mission in San Diego, California for 18 months and love teaching and sharing this gospel with the amazing people here! I live my faith everyday. I get up and pray to my Heavenly Father to allow me to do His work by serving and loving those I meet. My life is this gospel, and I wouldn't have it any other way.

Are Mormons Christians?

This is a question I've often had to answer. To me, the simple definition of Christianity is believing that Jesus Christ is the actual Son of God, that He walked the earth in ancient times, and while on earth, He sacrificed Himself so that each and every person could be saved from their sins. This is a statement that I completely believe. I believe in Jesus Christ. I believe that He is the only way through which we can be saved. So yes, Mormons are Christians. Every class, lesson, scripture, etc.. I've ever read or encountered in the church stems from a belief in Christ. He is our foundation and our Redemption. Show more Show less

How can I know Mormonism is true?

If you want to know if "Mormonism" is true, you have to ask the one person who will never, ever lie to you; God, your Heavenly Father. No, you can't just call Him up on the phone or take a quick roadtrip to see Him, but you can connect with Him instantly the minute you get on your knees. Do the work! Salvation through Jesus Christ isn't an easy, one time deal. It's a life-long process, full of changes and sacrifices. But they are all worth it! Look for information in the right places. Don't be afraid to ask questions to member friends or missionaries. Our job is to share what we know, not to suck you in so you can't escape. This gospel is universal, and we love to help and guide others to find out for themselves this incredible message. Read the Book of Mormon and really pray about it. All the answers are contained in these holy scriptures. It may take time and effort to find them, but they are there; God made sure they were there just for you. Don't be afraid to change. Yes, becoming a Mormon can seem scary and can cause upheaval with friends and family members, but know that Heavenly Father and Jesus Christ will never desert you, ever! God will not keep the truth from you; He will not just let you wander lost through this life if you really want to know where to go. The marvelous thing about the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints is that it doesn't change, it's the church of Christ, He is our leader, and He will never lead us astray. Show more Show less