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Hi I'm Brooklyn Doucette

I suffered through anxiety and depression. But I survived it. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I'm an adventurer! I love to go on hikes and anything outdoors. One of my favorite things is music, particularly the piano. Though I can't sight-read sheet music to save my life, I love to play the piano, even if it's sometimes only by ear. My piano teacher would be horrified! I am going on a mission for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints for 18 months. This is something I am very excited about!

Why I am a Mormon

A few years back, I was diagnosed with anxiety and depression. In my freshman year of high school, I was bullied and during that time my anxiety took a turn for the worst. I felt so lost, and just surrounded by darkness and fear and it seemed I couldn't get out of it. I felt so much fear and of so little worth to the point where I wondered if I even mattered anymore. I remember in church, they taught how we were children of God, and He loved us infinitely. I wanted to know so badly if this was true. I wanted to find some sort of light in the darkness, and to know if I was of any worth, if I really mattered. One night, when the fear and pain was extremely bad, I got down on my knees and prayed. I cried out to Him, just wanting to know if He loved me, to be able to feel it and to not feel fear. And then I felt the most beautiful feeling. For the first time in months, I felt absolute peace and warmth. I felt loved. It was like that feeling you get when you're cold and you step outside into the light and its warmth floods all over you. He told me He loved me, and I was able to feel His love all around me. I knew I was a child of God, because He told me it was true. I began reading the Book of Mormon, and felt myself learning and growing even closer to Him. It would take a year till I got the right medicines to help with my anxiety and depression, but during that time whenever I felt so afraid, every single time I called out to Him for help, He was there. It was as if He was holding my hand through it, telling me that everything would be okay. This is why I am a Mormon. Because I have prayed to know it is true and have felt His love. I know this is Jesus Christ's gospel. I know the Book of Mormon is true, and I know that if you reach out to Him, He will let you know of His love.

How I live my faith

At church, I teach the three and four year olds. It is the most wonderful thing! They are always so happy and smiling, and as much as I teach them I find that they teach me too. I am also choosing to go on a mission for a year and a half to teach about Christ and His gospel. I am excited to serve others and to bring them unto Christ and to share with them the blessings I have received from the gospel!