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Hi I'm Brooke Bateson

I grew up in South Jordan. I'm a dancer, and I'm probably pretty good at baseball. Oh ya, and I'm a Mormon. Boom.

About Me

My name is Brooke, but I wish people would call me Ashley. I was born in Alaska! But my family moved from Alaska to Utah pretty soon after I was born. My favorite number is 5, and basketball is my favorite sport to watch. I went to snow college for a year after highschool, so don't hold that against me please. I love to dance! It is my most favorite thing in the world. Tyler. I also love running and I can play the ukelele. I enjoy reading, it's really good. Today is my birthday!! I have a huge family. I have 12 brothers and 9 sisters. It gets pretty crazy in my house sometimes, but it'll be a'ight. I siempre speak spanish. Except when I'm speaking English, because then I'm speaking English. My parents are both black. I love this gospel more than anything, it's crazy how much I love it. I like to share the gospel when I'm on the basketball court. Every time I nail a 3 pointer, I quote a scripture. I have been really successful with that. People have started calling me "The Lebron James of quoting scripture after nailing 3 pointers."

Why I am a Mormon

I was raised in this church, but that isn't why I am a Mormon. I am a Mormon because I have read the Book of Mormon and prayed about it's truthfulness, and I recieved an answer that it is true. I am a Mormon because there is a spirit in this church that I can't find anywhere else. I feel peace and love when I pray to Heavenly Father. I know that he hears my prayers because they are answered everyday. I am a Mormon because I have felt His love. I am Mormon because when I go to the temple, I can literally feel His presence there. I am Mormon because the things that the Prophets say and teach, really do happen. I am a Mormon because of eternal families. I am a Mormon because I know for myself that the gospel of Jesus Christ is true, and I love it!

How I live my faith

I live my faith everyday by keeping the commandments and helping my friends do the same. I have been called as a missionary to the Tennessee Knoxville Mission where I will be helping people learn about, and strengthen their faith in Jesus Christ! I love to share this amazing gospel with others because I know how happy they can be with it in their lives, and because it has blessed my life in more ways than I can count! At one point in my life, I had a dream to become a world champion weightlifter, but through much scripture study and prayer, I decided that it simply wasn't the right path for me to take in my life. That really helped build my testimony of how the Lord guides your life's path in ways that you would never expect.

What is being a Mormon like?

Brooke Bateson
Being a Mormon is honestly like the coolest thing ever. I have felt more joy, peace, and happiness through this church than I ever could have imagined receiving through anything else. I absolutely love being Mormon, because it really is Christ's one and only true church once again established on the earth. When I try to imagine my life without this gospel, I just can't. Show more Show less

What is the Atonement of Jesus Christ? Why was it necessary for Jesus Christ to sacrifice His life?

Brooke Bateson
The Atonement is a lot like this experience that I had this morning. I wasn't sure if I had any milk for my cereal for breakfast, so I was really worried about it. Luckily, I had enough milk to have a good bowl of cereal. Sometimes in life we aren't sure if we can repent. Luckily, we can. Show more Show less