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Hi I'm Bryn

I grew up in Iowa, met my husband at BYU, and now I'm living my dream of being a stay-at-home mom, and I'm a Mormon.

About Me

My name is Bryn Patterson. I grew up in a super small town in Iowa. I graduated from BYU in 2011 with my B.S. in Sociology and I loved it! My whole life I've wanted to be a stay-at-home mom and now I'm living that dream. I have a beautiful one-year-old boy named Kale. We are living in Ellensburg while my husband finishes his graduate studies at Central Washington University. I'm kind of a weird gal. I am athletic, I love books and movies. My favorite movies range from Pride and Prejudice to Star Wars. I also love love love music. Music just really speaks to me. It can change my mood or help me to feel the Spirit stronger. I'm not a big fan of country music heavy metal, but I love classical/instrumental (especially movie soundtracks) as well as all other kinds. I play the piano a bit and love to hear others play. I think the most beautiful sounding instrument is the cello. I don't think I can be classified as a nerd or a jock or anything specific, I'm just Bryn! I also really like to learn. I wish I could go to school but not have to worry about assignments or tests and just learn.

Why I am a Mormon

I was born into this church, but I have chosen to continue in it. I love this gospel. I always noticed growing up that I was much happier than the kids at my school. I gained an early testimony that the guidelines given to us by the church help us to make good choices that help us avoid the pitfalls of life. I'm not saying that I've never had anything bad happen to me or that I've never made the wrong choice, but I think I've been able to make better choices most of the time and be happy about it because I know the teachings of the church are true. I while back, I had a good friend of mine come to me and tell me that she was concerned that I didn't know Christ. I wasn't offended because she was a good friend and I could tell it had taken a lot of courage for her to say that to me. I would like to say to you now what I said to her: I am a Christian. I KNOW that Christ lives. I have prayed and learned for myself that Christ is the Son of God, and he Atoned for all of our sins so that we can repent and return to our Heavenly Father. I know that prayers are answered. I know that Heavenly Father cares about each an every one of us, and He knows every single one of us on a very personal basis, but it is up to us to get to know Him. Our Heavenly Father is a perfect parent. I think about the love I have for my son, and how I want to give him everything and shield him from all the awful things in the world, and I just can't imagine how are Heavenly Father feels. I know that Joseph Smith saw God the Father and his Son Jesus Christ in answer to his humble prayer. I know that we have a prophet today who leads and guides us through these troubled times. I know that the ONLY way to find true and eternal joy and happiness is through this gospel and through Jesus Christ. I want to share what I feel with everyone! And even though I am sometimes too nervous or scared to share it with people in person, I can share it with them here. This gospel is the good news, that Christ lives!

How I live my faith

I try to live my faith every day. I'm involved in my ward, I currently am in charge of Activity Days for the 8-11 year old girls. Activity days is every other Wednesday, and it's basically a chance for the girls to come together and have fun while also learning about the gospel and how to implement it into their lives. My goal at Activity Days is to show the girls that living the gospel brings joy to your life. I also live my faith everyday in my home. I try to show my son that we pray morning and night and before we eat. I show him pictures of Jesus and will add more gospel related teaching to our day as he gets bigger and can understand more.