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Hi I'm Brittany

I'm a computer engineering major. I'm a pianist. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I'm an undergraduate student right now pursuing my master's in computer engineering and my minor in music. I've been playing the piano for about ten years now, and I love to play for family, friends, church, and myself. I got into computers when I took a computer science class as a sophomore in high school and fell in love with it. Now I love programming, and I have the opportunity to be one of the few women in engineering at my school. When I'm not working with computers or playing the piano I also enjoy playing a fun game of volleyball, though I'm no expert at it.

Why I am a Mormon

I was born a member of this church, but I have gained my own personal testimony of the truthfulness of the Book of Mormon and Christ's gospel. From the time of my birth, my parents have taught me the stories of Jesus and other scripture stories. We had family prayer and family scripture study growing up, and in time, I began to say my own personal prayers and conduct my own personal scripture study. I read the Book of Mormon cover to cover and prayed to know if it was true. The Holy Ghost sent a confirmation of peace that the Book of Mormon was indeed true. Since then, I have done my best to serve the Lord and live His gospel. I have observed that as I am diligent in keeping His commandments, I receive blessings in my life that I know are gifts from Him; when I am inconsistent about living some of His teachings, my life becomes more difficult, and I am compelled to humble myself and repent. With the gospel in my life, I am happier and I receive a greater hope that through Christ I can work through my trials and my imperfections to improve myself and to serve others.

How I live my faith

I currently serve as one of the pianists for my ward. This involves playing the prelude and accompanying the congregation at church services. I also play for the choir or for special musical numbers when they perform. It's an amazing opportunity because gospel truths can be shared through music. Music is also a means of lifting others' spirits and helping provide inspiring messages. When I play hymns or other sacred music, I feel like I am bearing testimony of Christ and His gospel to those listening. I also try to share the small messages of what I'm learning with others. When I come across a meaningful or inspiring verse in my scripture study, I try to share it with someone who would benefit from it. I can do this with other church members I know, classmates, friends, and family.

Why do Mormons perform baptisms for the dead?

We believe that baptism is an essential ordinance for salvation. Because many people die before they have the opportunity to be baptized or because they choose not to be baptized, we perform the ordinance for them by proxy in the temple. We believe that in the next life, those people have the opportunity to accept or reject the baptism after they are taught the truth. Show more Show less