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Hi I'm Brittany

I live in Southern California. I am a mother of 3. I am a wedding photographer. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I am a mom to 3 crazy fun kiddos. I am a wedding photographer and I live and breathe all things creative. (Pinterest is my addiction) I am blessed enough to have an amazing husband and I love to spend time with him. He and I love to do projects on our house and are always thinking of the "next one". We love to do service and have passed that to our kids. We love to do service together as a family and find ways to help people in our community and organizations around the world. I have a bucket list of things I want to learn or do during my life, and I just finished a 5k and now am working on learning the guitar. It's been fun and now my kids have been strumming on it and singing and love to play songs for each other. Next one on the list is to learn French and Spanish. Bonjour!

Why I am a Mormon

I wasn't always an active Mormon. I was born and raised in the church but chose to not be involved with the church after turning 18. I had spent much of my youth with a "borrowed testimony", never really bothering to find out for myself. I had had many spiritual moments in my youth, but it wasn't enough to sustain a testimony that I wasn't willing to nurture myself. Those few years I chose to distance myself from the gospel and the church itself, I can honestly say were the most challenging years of my life. It seemed as though I kept being thrown challenge after heart breaking challenge. I tried to convince myself that I was finally doing what I wanted, and was having fun. But I knew the truth, and my journal manifested a very dark and lonely time in my life. I was lost, and was being stubborn. A few years living like this and I had an aha moment. I dove back into the gospel and finally had the desire to know the truth myself. I had attended other churches, experienced life without the church and the gospel and saw firsthand the defining differences. As obvious as just that alone was to me, it was my sincere desire to know and ask God of its truth through prayer and scripture study. I have never before and never since had felt the spirit so strong as I did the night I earnestly prayed to my Heavenly Father. It was as if my heart was to burst out of my chest. It was such an undeniable truth that I completely 180 degreed my life. I met my husband shortly after and we were married and have our amazing family and life. There are so many things that I learn everyday that manifest the gospels truth to me. It blows my mind. I love to learn more and more about the gospel and God's plan for us. Those things just solidify my testimony each time. But the moment I can honestly say my testimony was born, was the moment I felt our Heavenly Father pour over me and answer my prayer with an undeniable, YES. IT's TRUE!

How I live my faith

I live my faith everyday. It's who I am. It's more than what I "do" at church. It's how I handle everyday situations, how I raise my family, how I treat people, what I watch or listen to, how I dress.... It's everything. I try to live a Christ-like life as hard as it can be sometimes, and fall short DAILY! But I take comfort in the knowledge of the gospel and keep trying!

What do Mormons believe concerning the doctrine of grace?

Brittany
I think there is a misconception out there that mormons believe that they have to "work" their way into salvation. We believe that a man is JUDGED by his works, but that salvation is given to ALL men by the grace of God. Salvation is that one will never taste spiritual death. That salvation is given to all of us by the grace of God and all that is asked is that we repent of our sins. It is a gift given to all mankind. It is nothing earned, because no man could ever be worthy enough to earn it no matter how great a person he or she was. "For we labor diligently to write to persuade our children, and also our brethren to believe in Christ, and to be reconciled to God; for we know that it is by grace we are saved after all we can do’ (2 Nephi 25:23). The Book of Mormon adds ‘all that we could do was to repent of all our sins’ (Alma 24:11). We do however believe that living a Christ like life and having FAITH requires action, and it is by those merits or works that we will be judged at the last day. We can learn about this biblical teaching in 2 Corinthians 5:10, James 2:14-17, James 2:26, James 2:18, Matt 5:48, and many others. The main difference between some christian theology and LDS doctrine on works, grace, salvation and judgement is not the doctrine of grace or salvation, but rather the doctrine of judgement. We believe in degrees of heaven, which then make our actions or "works" matter. But it is NOT by those works that we receive salvation. That is by the grace of God. Show more Show less