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Hi I'm Bronte

I'm a musical, family loving, whistling college student, and I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I'm a twenty one year old who has put college life on hold right now to serve a full time mission for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints. I like to say now that, "I wasn't born in the south but I got here as soon as I could". It's a privilege to have the chance to teach many of our Heavenly Father's children about His plan for our happiness through his son, Jesus Christ. When biking in the streets of Alabama and Mississippi you can often hear me whistling the melody to a hymn, "We are all Enlisted". The lyrics of the hymn say, "Happy are we" to share these things! I know the things we share bring true happiness to others and our own lives! When in college, I was studying public relations, and will return to school in a year. I'm unsure of what I want to do with my life, career wise right now, but I enjoy working with people and using the gift of gab. I love to sing, give me some Ella Fitzgerald and I'm a happy woman. I also love to read, ski, bake and cook (and eat...)! My family and my faith means the most to me, it's just me, my little sis, and parents and we have a lot of fun together. Our favorite pastime is watching movies, and when the weather's nice enjoying walks outside together. I love the gospel of Jesus Christ, and His church, and am so happy for the framework it gives me of how to live like the He did. I'm grateful to take these principles into my future family life.

Why I am a Mormon

I love the gospel of Jesus Christ, and have firm testimony that His church has been restored on earth today through the prophet Joseph Smith. I know that the Book of Mormon is the most correct book of religion on earth today, and know that its translation was done through the power of God. When approached prayerfully the scriptures can answer questions about our purpose in life, and help us gain direction. That's what it has done for me. I know that through the atonement and sacrifice of Jesus Christ, we have the opportunity to be perfected in him, repent for the mistakes we make in life, and to prepare to meet God. Through His redemption, we can find a friend and brother that knows and understands any physical or emotional pain we could ever imagine. Through prayer to our Heavenly Father, and study of His holy word, you will find as I have, peace, guidance, a testimony of the truth of the gospel of Jesus Christ, and the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints. I love the comfort this message genuinely gives me in my life, and by seeking truth in prayer and pondering I know that you will feel the spirit of the Holy Ghost bringing happiness to your life, just as I have. I know that you will find the answers that you're looking for here, if you're willing to be like Peter, and take a step onto the water. You will find that Christ is there, ready to "stretch forth his hand" (Matt. 14:31) to save you from your inadequacies and fears, and make you whole.

How I live my faith

When at home in Utah I was attending a singles ward, and enjoying the company and testimonies of young adults like myself. My last calling in the church was that of an instructor for the women's organization, I had the opportunity to teach about the importance of food storage, and marriage and family life. In this Church every woman that desires has the beautiful opportunity to serve as a visiting teacher. Women in the congregation, called to do so, pray about and assign you to visit some women in the ward. You visit and uplift them at least one time a month, leave a gospel message, and talk to them and visit with them about their needs. It's a chance to minister continually and serve those around you, helping them feel our Savior's love. I know that when I return to Utah from the full-time mission I am currently on, I will have the chance to continue serving as I do visiting teaching. Rather than an 'assignment' it's a chance to serve. As I visit taught those in my neighborhood it was a wonderful chance to get to know someone personally and gain a testimony that through regularly and faithfully seeing those women I was being a genuine friend to them, I knew that they knew they could come to me and I would be there for them, serving as Christ's hands in their life.

Do Mormons regard the Bible as Holy Scripture and the word of God?

Bronte
The reason members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints are called 'Mormon' and stress receiving a testimony of the Book of Mormon so much is because the Restoration is our unique message to the world. We find a fruit of the Restoration of the gospel of Jesus Christ being the 'Book of Mormon'. As you read this book prayerfully and with 'real intent' you are able to gain a testimony that this Book is scripture from holy prophets inspired of God...building on the faith that you have that the Bible is the word of God. These two books go hand in hand. We know that the Holy Bible is the word of God. The Old Testament reflects His dealings with prophets inviting the children of Israel to repent and turn to God, many also foretold the coming of a Messiah. The New Testament shows the ministry of Jesus Christ as he performed miracles, taught doctrine, shared His gospel, and established his church. As I've read the New Testament straight through, time and time again I have felt my testimony strengthened that only through Jesus Christ can we live again, be forgiven, and find deep meaning through the trials we go through in life. I marvel that we have so much recorded of his mission on earth, and that we can follow His example through the things we read. I am so grateful for the Bible, and know it's God's inspired word. Show more Show less

What is the Mormon lifestyle like? How do Mormons live?

Bronte
A quote that has ALWAYS stood out to me kind of sums up what we try to focus on as Mormons. A prophet (in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints)named Lorenzo Snow said, "The whole idea of Mormonism is improvement - mentally, physically, morally, and spiritually." We are always working to apply our faith through action into our daily lives, not just through speech or thought but diligent, devoted, courageous application! We try to act as disciples of Christ and in so doing we work to pray, study scriptures, attend church, serve, and invite others to do the same through missionary work. We know that this brings lasting joy, and want to help others to have the same blessings and happiness in their own lives! Because we're working to be like Christ we try to do as he would, and try to act as true Christians each day. We focus on having a faith and family centered life, and working to improve and change. Show more Show less