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Hi I'm Brett

I live in a tiny town in northern Arizona. I spend my time playing volleyball and riding horses. I'm a mormon.

About Me

I am entering my senior year of high school, and I am really excited. I have spent the last three years preparing for my senior volleyball season. We'll see how it goes. I plan on attending college at Southern Utah University after I graduate. I have two brothers-one older and one younger-who I love to death. I love country music, Mexican food, and American football. I also enjoy rodeo, playing the piano, cooking, archery, swing dancing, and church softball of course! I'm always up for a good laugh, and I'm just livin' and lovin' my crazy life.

Why I am a Mormon

Though my father is not LDS, my mother is. I grew up in the church and have always had a testimony of it. However, I believe that every person, whether raised in the church or not, has a conversion story. Mine takes place in my freshman year of high school. I was in seminary for the first time, and we were studying the Book of Mormon. The prophet Moroni gives a challenge at the end of the book. It says that if we read the Book of Mormon, ask of God, and really desire to know, then the Lord will tell us through the Holy Ghost if it is true(Moroni 10:4-5). I decided to take the challenge. I testify that Heavenly Father answered my prayers. As I read the scriptures, I felt a peace I had never felt before. I felt happiness. I felt like everything got better, and there was always an answer to my problems, when I read the Book of Mormon. I feel the same way today. When things get hard, I can always count on my the Lord to be there for me. All I have to do is reach out to him-whether through prayer, scripture study, attending church meetings, serving others, or countless other things. I promise that if you will take Moroni's challenge, then you will feel the Savior's love, and you can have a testimony of these things too.

How I live my faith

I love my ward and take every opportunity to attend ward functions and service projects, along with attending church on sunday. We recently did a town clean up, and I spent an entire morning tearing weeds and trees out of the ground, packing them in the truck bed, and sitting on top of them while we drove to the dumpster. Who knew a service project could be so fun? I also have the opportunity to serve as first councilor in my ward's young women's group. I get to help plan future meetings and projects, conduct meetings, and help the younger girls whenever possible. I never get sick of coming to church and seeing our young women's smiling faces. They are great examples to me, and I could never ask for better friends. Attending seminary, temple sessions, firesides, and mutual activities have the same effect. I may not always want to attend my meetings, but I never regret doing so. I know that these church meetings are there to help me, and bring me closer to the Lord. Taking advantage of these opportunities has changed me for the better and makes it easier to live the gospel standards every day.