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Hi I'm Brooke

I'm a stay at home mom. I'm trained as a nurse. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I grew up in the Pacific Northwest with a deep love for wildlife and the ocean. I loved backpacking trips with my father and continue to enjoy the outdoors. My parents had a rule of at least "one sport and one instrument" so I spent my time trying out various sports and instruments. My favorite became piano and track and field. I competed in hurdles, pole vaulting, and I even tried long jump despite being the shortest girl on the team. In high school I explored a youth government program and developed an appreciation for politics and the sacrifices made by early American settlers. Someday I would like to be on a local government board. I attended a private college for my nursing degree and minored in geriatrics. We have so much to learn from our elders! I worked only short time before my husband and I welcomed our first child and decided I would be a stay at home mom. That decision was harder than I anticipated, but no career can replace for me the satisfaction I get from raising our children. Now that I spend more time at home I have developed a passion for cooking. I especially love trying foods from other cultures. Maybe someday we will get to travel internationally and eat the authentic dishes.

Why I am a Mormon

My testimony of Jesus Christ and the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints being His church began as a young child. I grew up in a family that regularly attended church. I remember very distinctly asking God in prayer if He loved me when I was about 7 and feeling so warm and happy inside. As I became a teenager I became very interested in other religions and wanted to know what was different between the church I attended and the churches some of my friends attended. I would invite my friends to attend church with me and accepted their invitations to attend their congregations. From this I learned to love and appreciate the good people in every religion, and also came to decide I liked the church I grew up in best. My testimony of the restoration of the gospel and Joseph Smith being called as a prophet became firm and I have never questioned my faith again. I know that this is Christ's church. I know we have a living prophet on the earth today who receives revelation from God. I know my prayers are answered and that Heavenly Father loves me and cares about what happens in my life. My greatest happiness comes in knowing that because my husband and I were married in God's temple, our marriage can last beyond the grave and we can have our family forever. This testimony has given me the strength to overcome the many struggles and trials life brings.

How I live my faith

We are active in our local congregation. My husband and I team teach the Gospel Principles class for people interested in learning more about the church or who have recently been baptized into the church. We love our class and find great joy in sharing our testimonies of God weekly. I also serve as a visiting teacher and visiting teaching supervisor to care for the needs of fellow women in the ward.