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Hi I'm Brenna

I'm a college student. I love lacrosse, photography, and chocolate! I'm a Mormon!

About Me

I'm a college student. Just like thousands of other college freshmen, I am still trying to decide what I want to do with my life. I'm interested in studying Physiology and Developmental Biology, but I'm also interested in pursuing a career in Nursing. College is the most fun and the toughest thing I have ever experienced. I'm one of those kids that spends a lot of time in her room. But I do occasionally take some time to get out and do things that I love. I'm definitely a kid at heart. I still love Disney movies and building forts. I enjoy playing sports– mainly soccer and lacrosse. I also love taking pictures. Whenever I see something that particularly catches my eye, I sprint to my room to get my camera. The world never fails to awe and inspire me. My family is the most important thing in my life. I am the oldest of four girls, and I'll be the first to admit that sharing a bathroom with three younger sisters wasn't always easy. Even though my family isn't perfect, they're my best friends. Oh, and just so you know, I'm a Mormon!

Why I am a Mormon

I'm a Mormon because I have learned for myself that I have a Father in Heaven who loves me. The things I know as a Mormon make me happy. The things I have learned give me hope and purpose in life. I know that we are all children of our Heavenly Father. He created us, and He loves us more than we can understand. He sent us to this earth to learn and grow. Our purpose on earth is to do the best we can to do what is good. We are all given struggles and hardships that we must overcome, because it is through our trials that we are made strong. We make mistakes. Jesus Christ came to earth and suffered all manner of pain so that our mistakes could be forgiven. Because of Christ, anyone who truly desires to return to live with God after this life is able to. However, this takes some work on our part. We must strive to be our best so that we might one day be worthy to return to live with our Father in Heaven. The gospel teaches beautiful, simple truths. I am noticeably happier when I am doing what is right. Being a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints has given me a new perspective about life. It makes me work hard because I want to be the best person that I can be. It gives me hope and direction in my life.

How I live my faith

One of my favorite things about being a Mormon is the emphasis we place on service. Everything in the church is centered around serving others. Service has been such a blessing in my life. I feel loved when others take time to help me and show me they care. I have also found that I am so much happier when I am giving my time to others. It's so easy to get caught up in the cares of everyday life and think of only your own problems or concerns. But there's something incredible about service. When you take even just a few minutes to do something nice for somebody else, suddenly your focus isn't on your worries anymore. Everyone has a responsibility to serve in the church. Some people are called to oversee church functions, some provide music for meetings, and others are home teachers. Home teachers are assigned to take care of the families in their area. Hometeaching is the men's duty, and it is one of the many ways that they look out for other members. The women in the church participate in visiting teaching, which involves visiting the women in the area and making sure their needs are met. It's important to remember that there are other people in the community that need my help. This past year–while I was away at college– I tutored students at an elementary school that were learning English. I also "adopted" an older lady at a nearby rest home. It was so much fun to visit the elementary school and the rest home. I love meeting new people and making friends, even if we don't seem to have much in common at first. Service helps me get out of my comfort zone and form friendships that I might not have made otherwise. I learn to love those I serve. It feels good to love!