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Hi I'm Brianna Shreve

I am a girl that will be serving a mission for 18 months, who is a beloved daughter of our Heavenly Father, and I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I am so grateful to have the gospel of Jesus Christ in my life! It has helped me through my trials and has encouraged me to be the best version of myself at all times. I love how the church encourages me to improve upon my life! I have moved 8 times in my life. Some of them were bigger moves than the others making it difficult to get settled and feel like I had a "home" and even more difficult to establish relationships. The moves have always come with their own little challenges. Yet because of the tender mercies I receive from the Lord, I see that I can do this! The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints has always been a second home to me, and no matter where I go, I know I can go to any of the church buildings and feel loved and welcomed. Over the years and many places I have lived I have gained hobbies: singing, photography, reading, camping, swimming, hiking, bike-riding, and attending church. I hope to gain more hobbies and talents as the years go on! I went to school for a couple of years working toward a pre-med major before I felt inspired to serve a mission. I will go into the mission field in 3 days, and I couldn't be more happy and excited! It's funny how I can look back at my life and never would have imagined the things that I have accomplished or the decisions I have made would be possible. Yet, with the Lord, anything is possible and He has a plan for each and every one of us! He loves us! I know, feel and have seen the affects in my life from His love!

Why I am a Mormon

Although I was raised in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, I too was converted to the gospel of Jesus Christ. Each and every one of us when learning of the doctrine of the this church has to decide for ourselves whether or not the church is true. I knew the church was true when I got down on my knees one day, in my home, when I knew no one could interrupt me, and offered a sincere prayer to my dear Heavenly Father. Sure I knew that I was in the right place all the previous years, but I didn't KNOW, until that day when I humbly bowed my head and asked whether or not it was a true church. I was overcome with a warm feeling and started to sob. I knew in that instant, that it was the one and only true church. A year later I decided to read the Book of Mormon for the first time on my very own which strengthened my testimony of Joseph Smith who was a true prophet who really did restore the full gospel of Jesus Christ to the earth. I know that we are given trials in our life to help us grow. Oh how many times have I had trials? Yet, I am so thankful for them! They make me a better person! More patient and loving, and considerate. Through my trials I am able to comfort others that are having difficult times and help bear their burdens. I know that our Heavenly Father is a real person with a real body that loves each and every one of us so dearly. His son, Jesus Christ did live and continues to live. His life is an example to us as to what we can be. His love for us, is what helped Him endure the incredible amount of pain which He went through for us on the cross and in the garden of Gethsemane. I know that after this little blip here on earth, we have the chance to return to our loving Heavenly Father and Mother who will have their arms stretched out to us. They love us and want the best for us! It is only through this church that families can be together forever. I know all of these things to be true through prayer, faith, and by the study of the scriptures.

How I live my faith

I used to be the Family Home Evening Chairman in the young single adult ward. Family Home Evening is on Monday nights in our church (some families choose another night if Mondays don't fit their schedules). Usually married families hold their own family home evenings in their own homes. Yet, in a young singles ward most of us are going to college, living on our own, or are wanting to gain relationships. So we have Monday evening to do an activity together and get to know one another better. The activities vary from dodge ball to a scripture-study. No matter the activity, we start and end with a prayer to invite the Holy Ghost to be with us and to express our gratitude. We always welcome and invite visitors not of our faith to join us. We tend to have at least 1 person not of our faith each Monday and everyone tries to be welcoming to them. So my calling included deciding upon events to do, leading everyone else in our activity and providing refreshments. Luckily, I had others who were called to help me in my calling. So a lot of the time I would delegate my responsibilities to the others. That's the great thing about this church, everyone who wants a responsibility will receive one and no matter the calling, each is very important to help run the church. In the church, individuals don't choose their callings themselves, but the bishop and his counselors pray to the Lord and are inspired with an answer from God of which calling to give. I believe that to be true! Very soon my calling in the church will be a sister missionary for 18 months. I will be Spanish-speaking which terrifies me just a little because I hardly know any Spanish. I will train for 6 weeks, which will help, but what will really have to come into play along with hard-work, patience, and diligence is my faith. I will teach others about this Church and answer any questions they might have. I will spread the love of Christ wherever I go and I will try to be an exemplar of faith, love, and service.