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Hi I'm Brooke

I am a sports fanatic. I am quarter Norwegian. I don't like chocolate. And I am a mormon.

About Me

I am from Springville Utah. I am the oldest of 6 kids and I have hands down the best family. I have been playing soccer every since I was 5 or 6 and have been in love with it ever since. I have been on traveling/competitive teams since I was 9 or 10 and had several opportunities to play collegiately. It is one of my loves and the center of many great memories, great friends, and lots of learning experiences. I have also played basketball and softball, and a little bit of everything else. I love being active! I can also get pretty crazy and competitive when it comes to watching just about any sport. Especially when my Grandma and I watch games together. :) I am enrolled at Brigham Young University and have been there for 2 years. I am in the nursing program there and am hopefully working towards becoming a Newborn Intensive Care Unit nurse. On top of sports and school which take up the majority of my life, I also love to go hiking, rafting, repelling, and anything else that you can think of that is adventurous. I sometimes think I am more brave than I really am. Random fact: Ever since I was little, I have had flying over a big blue whale in a helicopter on my bucket list. Go figure. I love to laugh, have fun, talk in crazy accents, and to enjoy life!

Why I am a Mormon

I was born and raised in a Mormon family home for which I am extremely grateful. But that is not why I am a Mormon. I am a Mormon because I have come to know that it is "The Way" back to my Heavenly Father. It's the truth! And the more I live it, the more I know it. A couple of years back I had an experience at an ODP soccer camp. This camp had many players from 10 or so different states, coming to compete and play in front of some national coaches who came to watch on the last day. That last day so happened to be on a Sunday. One of the commandments we believe in and practice is that of Keeping the Sabbath Day Holy. While at the camp, I had to make an important decision. Did I talk with my coaches and let them know I needed to sit out on Sunday, or do I just play? That at the time seemed like the hardest, most difficult decision of my life. I knew what I would be giving up if I sat out. After much debate and prayer, I made the decision to sit out. During that Sunday, it was extremely hard to watch from the sideline and many times I felt unsure of my decision. But after going back to our dorms that night, I was laying in bed, thinking of that days activities, and I had such an overwhelming peace wash over me. I felt the comfort of my Heavenly Father and the special witness from Him telling me well done. I could feel His love and sense that He was proud. I am a Mormon today because as I have lived what I have been taught, I have received my own personal witness from the Holy Ghost that the church is Christ's true church and that the restored doctrines found in it are His doctrines. Im a Mormon because I know without a doubt that its true.

How I live my faith

I live my faith by making it part of my every day. That is one if the greatest things about it. It's all about helping us become better people. And that requires it to be more than just a once a week thing. I try to act and serve as my Savior would. I look for ways to be a positive influence to those around me in my community. And currently, I get to invite others every single day to make changes in their life that will bring them in closer harmony with our Heavenly Fathers eternal plan and purpose for them. And I know that these changes permanently influence others life's for good!