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Hi I'm Brae

I'm a full-blooded farm-kid from Burley Idaho. I love playing the violin and piano and serving others. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I'm Brae, and I love music. I have played the violin and piano since I was 3 and I love to share my talents with others! When I'm not playing music, I enjoy skiing, boating, and travelling to new places. I love this beautiful world that God has given us! I also love to learn new things. I'm currently serving as a missionary for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Farmington, New Mexico!

Why I am a Mormon

I am a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, or a Mormon, because I have had the confirmation that this church is true from the Holy Spirit. I grew up in this church, but it wasn't until I really studied the scriptures and prayed for confirmation that I knew without a shadow of a doubt that this was Christ's church restored on the Earth today. I know that His church was restored through the Prophet Joseph Smith and that God the Father and His Son, Jesus Christ, appeared to him in person to begin the marvelous restoration. I know that the power of prayer is real. I have seen it in my life. I have felt God's love for me and I know that he loves each and every person that has ever lived on this Earth. The worth of souls is great in the sight of God. I know that I am my Father in Heaven's literal son and that I have a divine purpose on this Earth to teach others how they can return to live with him again. I know that the only way possible for us to return to live with our Father in Heaven is through making sacred covenants, participating in all of the ordinances, like baptism, and living a faithful life. I know that trials,however difficult and trying they may be, bring us closer to our Father in Heaven. I have felt this in my life. I know that Jesus Christ suffered for my sins, in addition to the sins of every one of God's children, in the Garden of Gethsemane and that because of his atoning sacrifice, I can return to live with my Father in Heaven. I have felt the purifying, healing, and cleansing power of his atonement, and I hope that everyone can repent and access it. His gospel brings me so much joy and happiness, and I want to share that hope and reassurance with everyone around me! I don't just believe these things are true: I know them. I share these words from the bottom of my heart, in the name of my Savior and Redeemer, Jesus Christ, Amen.

How I live my faith

I live my faith by counselling with God in everything I do. I believe that we can all develop a one-on-one relationship with our Father in Heaven by praying to him constantly. I also live my faith by attending church services each Sunday and serving there. I have served in my ward by playing the piano/organ/violin, and serving in various leadership positions. I also attend Institute religion classes, in which just completed a class on the New Testament and another on Doctrines of the Church of Jesus Christ. I love learning about Jesus Christ and his church restored on the earth today! I am also living my faith by serving the Lord with all of my heart, might, mind, and strength on my mission.