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Hi I'm Brooke

I am going to school at Utah State University to become a Special Education teacher and I am also a Mormon.

About Me

As I stated before I am going to Utah State University and I'm majoring in Special education. I really love to play the flute, sing, and being with my family. I am the oldest of three including me.

Why I am a Mormon

My family has always floated in and out of being active in the Church. I remember times in my childhood when we went to church and times when we did not. I remember when I was 11 years old and my family had not been to church for a long time and my best friend asked me if I wanted to come to church. At first I said no but she kept asking me and every time it would feel like no was an inadequate answer so when she asked again I said yes and that Sunday I walked to church (which wasn't very far from home) and I never turned back since. Coming back to church has been the best thing that has ever happened to me. I feel I am a more happier, better person when I am active. I love this gospel more than anything else. I know that this church is the true and only church upon the earth. I know that Joesph Smith was a prophet and he did translate the Book of Mormon by the gift and power of God. I know that the Book of Mormon is as true as the Bible. I know that my Redeemer lives and loves each of us and that He gave is life so that we may return back to our Heavenly Father. I know that it because of the Gospel and the Church that I am who I am today. In the name of Jesus Christ, Amen.

How I live my faith

I think that when it comes to being a Mormon, actions speak louder than words. One thing I do that helps me maintain my faith is to read my scriptures every morning and pray every morning and night. This helps me to remember who I am and what I stand for. I also review the commandments and look for things I am doing well and what things I need to improve on. Also, at church, I am assigned to help with the Blood Drive that happens every few months. I really love this assignment because it helps me to get out of my bubble and makes me feel accountable for things.

What are Mormon women like? Do Mormons believe in equality of men and women?

I have not had the opportunity to be a wife and mother yet. However, I have had countless woman in my life that have taught me the value of womanhood. One woman at church taught me that the reason we have one responsibility to nurture is because it is the most important. We as woman are meant to bear and rear children, it is what we are created to do. Now, woman having an education is important and so is having a career but I feel there needs to be a balance between career and family. Family is the unit of church, of society, and the world, it should be protected, nurtured, and full of love. Show more Show less