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Hi I'm Brooke

I'm from Montana. I grew up on a ranch. I love sports. I love music. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I grew up on a cattle ranch in rural Montana, in a place so isolated that my friends from out-of-state didn't believe it existed. The nearest town was an hour away. I loved every minute of it. I learned valuable work ethics that have shaped who I am today and was able to work while spending time with my family. I learned to rope and ride and take care of animals. I love my horse. I am the oldest in a family of 5 kids, and I love my family. Family reunions are definitely the best thing ever. I learned to play the piano when I was in elementary school. Although it seemed like a constant battle between my mom and I to keep me practicing, I have learned to love it as well. It's a good thing I did since I was called as the ward organist in 8th grade because no one else played. I love to sing as well. I am passionate about music and have composed several songs. I love sports, just about anything-football, volleyball, dodgeball, snowboarding, water skiing, you name it-but especially basketball, which I played in high school. I actually golfed my senior year of high school, too, never having touched a gold club before, because there weren't enough people to make a team, and I ended up making it to state. I was also Valedictorian of my high school class. I was able to receive a 4-year academic scholarship to Utah State University, where I am at currently and absolutely love it. Soon I will be off to a new adventure in life serving a mission in Argentina! YAY!!

Why I am a Mormon

My parents gave me a Book of Mormon on my 8th birthday, after I was baptized. I decided then that I was going to read it and gain a testimony for myself. I have since read it several times, and each time I have prayed to know of its truth and the truth of God, and I have felt the Spirit witness and testify to me of its truthfulness. God does answer prayers. I have also seen the effect the gospel has had on my life and my family. The gospel can truly give us peace and happiness. I not only wanted to gain a testimony of the church but become truly converted to the Lord and his work. Before going on my mission, I truly wanted to know if God existed for myself because I was going to be telling people I did for a year and a half. I can testify that He does exist. He is literally our father and wants us to talk to him through prayer. Why would we not want to talk to the Creator of the World?? I know that conversion is a life long process, and I want to continually become converted by receiving revelation every day. The Book of Mormon and the scriptures have changed my life. I can't deny the witness I've been given of it's truth. I KNOW that Jesus Christ is our Savior. It's not just a nice story to tell to your kids to make them be good and "be like Jesus". He suffered for us. Everyone in the world. ALL of our sins. He knows how we feel when we go through trials and wants to help us endure them and be happy.

How I live my faith

I have always tried to teach people my love for Christ and the gospel through example. Growing up in an area with a very small percentage of LDS people gave me a great opportunity to do this because they noticed I was different. I love serving other people, so in high school I was involved in just about every club and organization possible. An interesting fact, I have actually donated my hair to Locks of Love, which contributes to cancer patients, 3 times. I love interacting with people and making other people happy. I know going on a mission will be difficult, but it is sooo worth seeing the change and happiness and truth it can bring into people's lives. If I have been so blessed to have that knowledge, I would feel selfish for not sharing it.