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Hi I'm Brooke

I'm going to school to be a social worker and want to find ways to help at-risk teens live up to their potential. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I am from Washington State. I love reading anything just about anything. I love music, especially punk rock or alternative. I have played soccer and softball for most of my life. I have been working my way through college and am about to leave on an 18-month mission for the church.

Why I am a Mormon

Both of my parents are members of the church and so it has always been in my life, but the decision to continue in it has been mine. I have read the Book of Mormon at least a dozen times in my life and each time I have, without fail, felt the love and peace of the Lord enter my life from reading and following the teachings of that sacred book. I have felt the messages from it enter my life and my heart. Knowing that that book is true then I know that Joseph Smith was a prophet and that he organized this church by the direction of God, and I know that we are led by a true prophet today, President Thomas S. Monson.

How I live my faith

Being a member of the church I have never felt truly alone in my life. My ward is like a second family and has brought into my life many of my best friends. I have seen the inspired leadership of great bishops and young women's presidents and have been blessed by incredible teachers of the gospel who have loved me and instilled in me a great love for the gospel.

Are all Mormons required to serve a mission?

We do not have to serve missions as members of the church, it is a very personal choice. I never planned on serving a mission but while I was at school I had a very strong feeling suddenly that it was what the Lord wanted me to do and that it was what I was meant to do. My family was very surprised but also very supportive. I am so grateful now for the opportunity I have to go and serve a mission, being able to teach others about Christ and his gospel that has so completely changed my life for the better. The gospel is the greatest gift in my life, it is an honor to be able to share it with others. Show more Show less