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Hi I'm Brianna Bracey

Distinguished Young Woman of Utah for 2013, ice-skater, singer, writer. I love chocolate, music, and my family. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I am a BYU student. I believe that singing and dancing in the kitchen is a cure all to smile. I am a member of the US Figure Skating Association, a Disney fanatic, fitness enthusiast, and the Distinguished Young Woman of Utah for 2013. I enjoy traveling, writing, teaching voice lessons, volunteering with the Make-A-Wish Foundation and spending time with my friends and family.

Why I am a Mormon

This gospel brings me happiness. In a world where everything is constantly changing, I take comfort in knowing these gospel principles never will. I know that no matter what happens, I can always rely on my Savior. I know that Heavenly Father hears and answers our every single prayer. I can testify that He knows us personally. He knows our strengths, our weaknesses, our wants, our needs--He knows exactly what we are going through. I know that He suffered and died on the cross for us, that we might live with Him again--and I know He would have done it just for me, as He would have done it just for you. I know we are given trials to shape and mold us so we can draw nearer unto God. I know He is always watching over us and sends earthly angels to help us overcome hardships. I am a firm believer that life is full of tender mercies and miracles. These are gifts from our Heavenly Father to remind us that he is mindful of us. I know that Joseph Smith was a true prophet and restored the gospel back to the Earth. I know that Thomas S. Monson is the living prophet today and that he receives revelation to help guide us back to our Father in Heaven. I know that the Book of Mormon and Bible are true. I know that we can receive personal revelation and direction as we apply the scriptures to our lives. I testify that families can be together forever through being sealed in temples. I know that the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints is true. I know it. I live it. I love it.

How I live my faith

I have found that I am happiest when I am thinking of others, so I strive to think of ways to serve my friends, family, and people I associate with. In my young single adult ward, I plan and participate in activities that revolve around/include: "service projects that bless others and build community relationships, developing talents and appreciation for cultural arts, improving fitness and learning sportsmanship, gaining education and vocational training, celebrating special occasions and commemorating Church or local historical events, developing leadership skills, developing self-reliance, participating in missionary work, retention, activation, temple work, and family history work." I am also currently preparing to serve a mission--I've been called to Denver, Colorado.

Why is family so important to Mormons?

Brianna Bracey
Our families provide a setting for much of the growth we experience in life. In our families we love, serve, teach, and learn from each other. We share our joys and our sorrows. Family ties may bring us difficult challenges, but they also give us strength and some of our greatest happiness. The family is central to God’s plan for His children. It is also the central unit of society and the means for bringing children into the world where they can be loved, provided for, and taught truth and righteousness (see “The Family: A Proclamation to the World”). While we cannot choose the conditions of our birth, we can choose each day to make our families stronger and happier. It is possible for individuals to return to the presence of God and for families to be united eternally. Show more Show less