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Hi I'm Brittney

I grew up primarily in Seoul, South Korea. I'm part of a family of eight children and I attend BYU. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I am the sixth child out of a family of eight children. I love exercising and playing sports such as volleyball and soccer. I also enjoy doing yard work and have worked for a landscaping business and a grounds keeping crew. I've been studying political science and global studies at Brigham Young University for three years and am so grateful for the opportunity I have to learn and grow there. Although I have not yet finished my university experience, I am taking a break from school and am now preparing to serve a full-time mission in Ukraine. I love the Spanish language and have studied it for almost five years. I am also excited to learn Russian while I am in Ukraine. I have lived in and visited many countries including Korea, Brazil, the Philippines, Japan, and China. My experiences around the world have shown me the richness and diversity of various cultures and peoples. I have also learned that God is with each of us and speaks to us no matter how different we are from one another and no matter what language we are speaking. I can't explain how He knows each of us individually and intimately, but I testify that He does and that He cares for us more than we can comprehend.

Why I am a Mormon

I am a Mormon because I have a strong testimony of the truthfulness of the Book of Mormon and of Joseph Smith being a prophet of God. I have studied the scriptures--both the Holy Bible and the Book of Mormon--and found that one cannot stand without the other. Both testify of Christ as the Savior and Redeemer of the world. Both bring us closer to God and to Christ and teach us to do good. As I read the words in these sacred texts, I know within my heart and my mind that they come from God. After studying the account of Joseph Smith's life, including the First Vision where he saw God the Father and His son Jesus Christ, the Spirit has testified to me that it is true. There is no way that Joseph Smith could have written the Book of Mormon on his own. Those words were translated from ancient records by the power of God. I am a Mormon because God is unchanging, which means that He would still speak through the mouths of prophets and still allow miracles to occur according to our faith--which explains the many wonderful miracles that have allowed for the Church of Christ to be restored with ordinances and covenants that will guide us back to our Father in heaven. I am a Mormon because I have found lasting peace and joy in living the standards that the Church upholds. Many people believe that the lifestyle encouraged by the Church limits the amount of fun one can have. I have found that I can have fun participating in wholesome recreation without needing drugs or alcohol to make things more "exciting." I am a Mormon because the Spirit that I feel when I listen to God's current prophet on the earth today, President Thomas S. Monson, is too incredible to overlook. The words that he speaks are guided by God. If you are truly seeking to find God's path for you, listen to President Monson speak and open your heart to the Spirit. This Gospel is one filled with happiness, peace, and love--if you desire any of these, come and I promise you will find them.

How I live my faith

I am currently living with my family in Idaho and I am preparing to serve an LDS mission in Ukraine. I live my faith by studying the scriptures daily and trying to show my family how important the Gospel is to me through my words and my actions. Whether I am at home or with friends, I do not watch or listen to inappropriate movies or songs, and I keep my language clean. I attend church meetings every Sunday and try to learn and relearn important concepts about the Gospel each week so that I can be prepared to share it with people in Ukraine and wherever else I may go. I talk to my siblings and parents about my beliefs and encourage them to study the scriptures and messages from President Thomas S. Monson and other church leaders. While in college I helped to plan fun activities and uplifting messages for young single adults to participate in and listen to every week. I also tried to make connections with other girls my own age to support them in their studies and whatever personal endeavors they were pursuing. I take advantage of opportunities to serve. Some of the greatest experiences I have had serving include being able to help feed and care for flood victims in the Philippines, clean the houses of mudslide victims in Utah, and cleaning the house of my uncle who has severe health problems and cannot do so himself. Another form of service that I have found great joy in is attending the sacred temple and doing work for those who have passed away. Service can be something as small as writing a note to a friend to let him or her know that you care, or it can be helping those with serious health problems. Service not only reminds me to appreciate the blessings God has given me, but it also helps me to love others.