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Hi I'm Briauna

I'm a Utahn, a future educator, & soon-to-be missionary. And i'm a Mormon.

About Me

I am a University student focused on the present path I am on and my future goals of becoming an educator for children. I love my family. Music is my passion. I love snowboarding. I love spending time with my best friend and future husband. I have been called to serve an 18 month mission in Kobe, Japan and will be departing to the Missionary Training Center shortly. I have a strong relationship with my Heavenly Father and I know him. I love kids and helping them gain a greater degree of knowledge. I believe each person is divinely unique and can change the world.

Why I am a Mormon

I was raised and have grown up as a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. I was baptized at the age of 8 years old and had a testimony then, as I do now of the truthfulness of the Gospel and the reality of my Heavenly Father and my Savior Jesus Christ. Although I was raised and have grown up in the church, my true conversion did not come til later in my life. During my teenage years, I was faced with many trials. There was a time when I felt completely alone. It was at the time that I turned to my Heavenly Father in deep sincere prayer. I have always felt peace, comfort and love within the Gospel but never before had I truly sought my own conversion. During this time, I decided to read the Book of Mormon. Upon reading, I prayed and knew it was true, every word that has been written. I know that my Heavenly Father heard my prayers during that time and helped give me the strength to endure all of my challenges. I know that I am truly a daughter of God and he knows me personally and more thoroughly than I know myself. I know that if one is to read the Book of Mormon and pray about whether it be true or not, he or she WILL receive an answer. I am still constantly gaining new insight and knowledge of the Gospel and all that is therein. I know I am not perfect, but with the help of my Heavenly Father and Savior, I know that I can become better each day. Through the Atonement of Jesus Christ, my sins can be forgiven and I can be made clean once again. I have experienced and felt the power of the Atonement and am profoundly grateful for the great sacrifice my Lord and Savior made on my behalf. I know that someday, if I strive to keep the commandments and do my best, I will become like that of my Heavenly Mother. I one day hope to enter into the Holy temple and be sealed to a righteous man who holds the priesthood and together we will become like unto our Heavenly parents. I am happy. I know who I am, where i'm going and why I am here.

How I live my faith

I am currently serving in the youth in the Young Women program as an Advisor. I work with, teach and learn from the Beehives (young women ages 12-13) and enjoy every second I have with them. I have the opportunity to teach these amazing girls more about our Heavenly Father and Savior, Jesus Christ and the great plan that is set for them. I am constantly striving to help these girls discover the truth and fullness of the Gospel as I have. I am amazed how I am constantly learning from these young women all the time. They are strong, faithful and obedient to what they have learned and have come to know to be true. Instead of relying on others, these girls constantly seek for their own understanding and true conversion to the Gospel of Jesus Christ. I am so grateful for this opportunity in serving these wonderful girls before continuing onto my mission in Japan.

What is faith?

To have faith is to “hope for things which are not seen, which are true” (see Book of Mormon, Alma 32:21 and Hebrews 11:1). Each day you act upon things you hope for, even before you see the end result. This is similar to faith. Faith in God is more than a theoretical belief in Him. To have faith in God is to trust Him, to have confidence in Him, and to be willing to act on your belief in Him. It is a principle of action and power. The Book of Mormon prophet Alma compared faith to a seed. If you plant a seed and nourish it, if it is a good seed it will grow and eventually bear fruit (Alma 32:28-43). It is the same with faith. If you are obedient to God’s commandments, study His word, and have a desire to believe in Christ, faith will grow inside of you. Show more Show less