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Hi I'm Brenna

I'm a music fanatic, an explorer, an aspiring nurse, a food lover, and most importantly a Mormon and current missionary.

About Me

I am a Texas girl through and through! Give me that hot and humid Texas heat, a little bit of southern hospitality, and a crowd of "y'all-sayers" and I am one happy girl! Despite my love of all things Texas, I have always had a love of getting out of my comfort zone and exploring new places. When it came time to choose a college I decided to leave my friends and family, embrace the cold, and attend a school on the East Coast! While I was not accustomed to snow, subways, or actual seasons, I have loved my time in the east and wouldn't trade it for the world! I love trying new things and exploring the cities of the East Coast! I am constantly listening to music and even attempt to sing every now and then. I am studying nursing and I am very much interested in global health. I hope to become a travelling nurse when I graduate and work in and deliver healthcare to under-served communities in need. After experiencing the rigor of nursing school I decided I needed a change of pace. Through much contemplation and prayer I decided to serve an eighteen month mission for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. I am currently serving in the Oaxaca, Mexico mission, and have already begun to experience the blessings that God has in store for me as I enter into this new stage of my life!

Why I am a Mormon

I grew up as a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, and honestly I took this for granted. It wasn't until I was thousands of miles away from my family, my safety net, and my comfort zone that I realized my testimony about the church really wasn't as strong as I had thought. It became very apparent that I had become complacent in my faith, which as it turned out was highly based on my parents'. Thousands of miles away from home in a college atmosphere with no one encouraging me to go to church, read my scriptures, or practice my faith, my testimony began to fade. I felt not only a spiritual, but a physical difference in my life and honestly it scared me. I soon realized that for me personally the church wasn't something that I was willing to give up, but I also knew that I needed to gain a personal testimony of the church's teachings. As I had come to find out relying on my parents' testimonies was not enough. I began to ask questions, search the Bible and the Book of Mormon, and PRAY about everything. After a lot of soul searching I was able to gain a testimony for myself of the trueness of the gospel. I can now confidently stand and say that I DO believe that Joseph Smith was visited by God our eternal father and his son Jesus Christ in the Sacred Grove. I DO believe that he established the church on this Earth in these the latter days just as Christ did many years ago. I DO believe that the Book of Mormon is another testament of Jesus Christ in the Americas and that both the Bible and the Book of Mormon can help people draw closer to Christ. I DO believe that God loves each and every one of us and answers our prayers. And I DO believe that through righteous living we can go back and live with him again. I know all of these things not because my parents do, or my church leaders told me to believe them. I know these things are true because I personally prayed and gained a testimony about them. I am proud to say that I AM a Mormon.

How I live my faith

Personally, living my faith revolves around my personal relationship with God. I communicate with him through prayer and try to show my love for him by living his commandments and loving and serving others. I know that through his grace, and his grace alone, that I can be forgiven of my sins. I am always the first person to admit that I am by no means perfect, but I am striving to better myself and live my life according to God's will.