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Hi I'm Bree Winsor

I'm a Texan, I'm a Missionary, and I love music. I'm a Mormon!

About Me

I am Brianna, but everyone calls me Bree. I am a daughter, a sister, a friend, and I love trying new things! I love to participate in outdoor activities, I love music and movies. I love animals and I've got a dog named Kevin. I play the guitar and the Piano and if I haven't expressed it enough already I love music. All kinds of music. It speaks to me to me in ways that words alone can not. I like to go kayaking, biking, and climbing. I love sports of all kinds! I love food, I love to cook, and more than anything I love to eat. I'm open to trying new foods and it's always an exciting adventure. Above all of these things I am a Mormon! I belong to the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. I am a daughter of my Heavenly Father and I love Him. I know that He knows who I am and He sees my needs and fills them. I am eternally grateful for all that God has blessed me with and I will live my life in a way that shows my appreciation.

Why I am a Mormon

I was born into the church so I never have really known what it was like to not be Mormon I guess. During my teenage years I really wondered how strong my testimony was though. I made a lot of poor decisions. Did I even have a testimony or did I just slide by on my parents beliefs? I never really doubted anything that I was taught in church, but I came to realize that I didn't have my own testimony about it all. Joseph Smith's story was just really miraculous to me. I thought it was hard to believe at times. I decided to find out for myself if he was a true prophet and as a result if the church was true and the Book of Mormon was really the word of God. I read the whole Book of Mormon for the first time when I was 17. I read Moroni's promise in Moroni 10:3-5. I wanted to know if it was the truth so I prayed. I prayed for my answer for about a month and finally received my long awaited answer. I was overcome with such a love for Joseph Smith, a man who died nearly 200 years before I was even born. Tears streamed down my cheeks and I felt the love of my Father in Heaven. I didn't receive a vision like Joseph Smith, but I received my answer and I knew my feelings came from the Holy Ghost. I know WITHOUT a single doubt that this church is true. Since receiving an answer I have tried to live according to the principles of the gospel and I can honestly say that they have blessed me in a way I can't even describe. The happiness I feel is so real and lasting. Even when I am faced with trials I know that God is watching over me, caring for me, and loving me. Every day I live the gospel is another day that my testimony strengthens. Jesus Christ is at the head of this church and He leads us through a prophet today just as He did in times of old. It's been this way since the Old Testament and will be this way until the Savior comes again. I know it's true, I live the gospel and I LOVE IT.

How I live my faith

I try to live my faith in every action I preform every day of my life. I love this gospel and I live for it. I have recently been called to serve as a missionary in Kiev, Ukraine. I am SO excited for this opportunity to spread the gospel to those who have not had the opportunity to hear it. I'm learning Russian and it is an extremely difficult language to learn, but I am not discouraged. With the Lord's help I can overcome anything! I know that I am not given trials that I can't handle. Everyone needs to hear of the restored gospel of Jesus Christ and for that reason I am going on a mission. The Lord has given me so much and I can't even begin to pay back that debt. I do what I can though. I follow His commandments and I am spending the next 18 months bringing his lost sheep back to the fold. After my mission I plan on continuing with this great work by being an example to those around me. Through service and love I will help others come to the understanding that they have a loving Father in Heaven who wants so desperately for them to return to Him. I know how! I'm going to shout it from the rooftops if needed :)