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Hi I'm Tori Brown

I am a college student, new aunt, and English tutor. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I am a third-year college student pursuing an English degree. I was born into a loving family after a brother and sister who have taught me so much and before three more brothers and one more precious sister. I love those people so much. I can't express how much I love them and desire to be with them always. We've moved several times as a family, living in various places in Taiwan, Georgia, Utah, Idaho, South Korea, and Saipan. These moves have brought us closer together and because of these experiences I have learned to love diversity in culture and meeting new people. I love my family so much and take any chance I get to spend time with them. My older sister recently had a baby boy and being an aunt has suddenly become my favorite hobby. Other things I love to do include: reading, writing, doing ZUMBA, ballroom dance, watching chick flicks, singing, and playing guitar.

Why I am a Mormon

I was born into a strong and highly active Mormon family. I am so grateful for the blessing that my family has been in my life, but they are not why I am a Mormon. I have had to ask Heavenly Father if the church was true several times and rely upon others' testimonies before I truly attained for myself the knowledge of the truth. It didn't happen all at once. It was made up of different experiences, promptings, and difficult choices. I learned that I am happiest when I am following the Lord. Every time I choose to do what He would have me to, I feel close to Him and my life is much happier. This doesn't mean that I still don't or won't suffer. There will always be trials that feel overwhelming. But I know with all my heart that even though He won't take the trials away, He WILL help us to bear the burden of these trials if we are reaching out to Him. I know this because I have felt His arms around me in these times. The happiest, most precious times of my life are when I feel close to heaven at the times when I least deserve it. The thing I love most about being a Mormon is the peace I have in my heart that all will be well. It doesn't matter how low I get or how awful my sins are, I can always, always, always, get a little better each day and rely on the Savior's infinite love for me. No matter what. That is why I am a Mormon.

How I live my faith

I wake up and get ready for my school day at my university. I make myself presentable, pack my backpack, and make myself some breakfast. I look over my planner for the day. I sit down to eat my meal and ask a brief blessing from Heavenly Father on my food and also my day. I walk out the door and look back at the full length mirror. If any negative thoughts cross my mind I stand up a little straighter and remind myself of Heavenly Father's deep love for me as I am. I look into the eyes of a princess. I'm a daughter of a King. I smile and make my way to the classes and people who inspire and teach me so much about the beautiful world we all live in. Our ward family meets together some evenings to play games and share experiences with each other in a wholesome environment. We sing and dance and pray. At night, exhausted, I fall onto my bed. I pull out my journal and record the happenings of the day whether big or small. If asked to, I study the lesson to teach my fellow sisters on Sunday with a prayerful heart. I read the Bible and Book of Mormon until my eyes get droopy. I kneel and ask Heavenly Father for safety and comfort. I thank him for the blessings of the day and ask for his help with the deepest desires of my soul. He confirms to me that I am a loved daughter of God and that He will be with me. I fall asleep easily and anticipate a new day to improve myself.

What do Mormons believe about family?

Tori Brown
Families are a big part of life on earth and are where life's sweetest joys are experienced. As Mormons, we believe that these joys can last forever and be sustained even after death. Husbands and wives are sealed in the temple where they covenant to the Lord and each other that they will be loving and righteous for all of eternity. This doesn't mean there won't be mistakes, but that they will recognize their weaknesses, and always be trying to be a little more selfless and loving. Children are blessings and highly valued as precious children of God who we are entrusted to care for in love. It is such a wonderful feeling to know that I will be with my family forever and my husband and children when I have a family of my own. Show more Show less