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Hi I'm Brittney

I grew up in Utah. I am now serving a mission in Toronto, Canada.

About Me

I am currently serving as a missionary for the church in Toronto Canada. I previously was attending college studying geography, I love to learn about other people's cultures and beliefs, as well as the physical world. I also love to run, hike, rock climb, and play football with my brothers. I love watching college football. I currently work at a tuxedo shop. I enjoy spending time with family and friends. I love playing card games. I love to learn about pioneers and my ancestors. I volunteered as a pioneer for a state park one summer and enjoyed sharing pioneer activities with visitors. I ran cross country and track in high school, as well as played flute in the band. I took several AP classes in high school including: psychology, US history, Government and Politics, and Calculus AB.

Why I am a Mormon

I was blessed to be born into the church, but really it did not become important to me until I was about 11 or 12. At this point in my life I really started to turn to the Lord. I started reading about the prophet Joseph Smith and I started diligently reading my scriptures. I could feel His love for me, and for the first time I really loved myself. Elementary had been really hard for me, I had often felt picked on and bullied, but I found a friend in God, and I knew no matter what other people said or did to me, if I had Him as a friend life would be okay. From that point on my life and trust in God has increased immensely. I truly value my friendship with Him. It is the most important and most precious friendship I have. Beyond my relationship with God, the church has blessed me with an eternal perspective. So many times in life I get weighed down with things that do not really matter like getting an A in a class, or having a boyfriend, or having a good job, or having lots of friends. These things seem so important in the moment, and when I do not have them it is easy to become depressed, but through the perspective of the gospel they do not seem quite as important. Instead I can focus on those things that really do matter most like my family and friends, my testimony of the gospel, and my relationship with the Lord. And as I focus on those things everything else in my life falls into place. I do not even have to worry about them because the Lord makes everything fall into place. Most importantly I am a Mormon because this is a gospel of happiness. I love to be happy, and this gospel is all about finding true and everlasting happiness! I love holding the key to joy, which is what everyone truly wants, and I love that this secret formula to a great life is not secret at all. The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints is a church big enough for everyone and anyone; and it holds the keys to happiness in this life and in the next!

How I live my faith

I try to show God that I believe in Him and in what the church teaches by serving others. I try to look for opportunities to serve my family and friends, as well as other people I do not know. I have the assignment in my ward of keeping track of who does their visiting teaching. I love visiting teaching because it is an opportunity to get to know a couple sisters that I probably otherwise would not have known as well. I get to love them, and learn from them. It is such a blessing to visit with them at least once a month, and discuss how things are going in our lives and to encourage each other. My visiting teachers have been some of my greatest gifts from God. I also love the opportunity I have to encourage other sisters to do their visiting teaching, and that I can share with them the blessings I have seen in my life and other people's lives through the blessing of visiting teaching. I also show God I do what I believe by keeping His commandments. I constantly wear a ring on my finger that says CTR or chose the right. This is a reminder to me of my love for God and my commitment to follow Him. As I follow Him I feel His love for me, and my faith increases. It becomes easier and easier to make good choices.