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Hi I'm Brittani Smith

I played rugby. I am a wife. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

Hello! I am from a small town in Indiana. In the mid west, if the corn is growing, life is good. But for me, I didn't grow up on a farm. I lived in a neighborhood where there just so happened to be a rugby field. That field was located in the most convenient place, which is what got me started. To be honest, the game frightened me at first. My first experience with rugby was watching, not playing. For those who have watched rugby with no background of the rules know it's confusing, very fast paced, and not about grace. I was shocked that people actually made contact with no sort of protection. A friend convinced me to come to just one rugby practice, and from then I was hooked. I loved the adrenaline rush it gave me when I played, the teamwork, and the feeling of working hard to score a goal. In high school, rugby was my life. Now I am a wife. I met my husband on a blind date at BYU. Was it love at first sight, no. Our date was scheduled for Saturday morning and we had both stayed up late Friday night. I was just visiting a friend at BYU from BYU-I, so I didn't even live near BYU. I thought the date was pointless. I was just going because my friend needed someone to go on a double date with her. I am so glad I went. That date we went fishing and the only thing we caught was each other. I can honestly saw I married my best friend. Marriage is not easy, but the pros definitely out way the cons. Marriage helps you realize life is not all about you.

Why I am a Mormon

I am a Mormon because it brings happiness. I don't have to wonder where I came from, why I am here on earth, or where I am going after I die. All those questions are answered through my faith. Isn't it great to have a purpose behind what you do? I never have to wonder or feel alone. I know there is a God, who lives, and loves me. He watches over my life and gives me strengthen when I am weak. I believe in Jesus Christ. He is the Savior of the world. I know he suffered, bleed, and died for me. His atoning sacrifice is what heals a broken heart. There is no sin that can't be forgiven, no price he hasn't paid, and no one who can't repent and return to Him. This gives me hope. When I mess up and make mistakes, He forgives. God has given us commandments because He loves us. I know this to be true. When we keep His commandments, He blesses our lives. His commandments are guidelines to keep us making good choices. Without some sort of guidance, we would be lost. I know the Book of Mormon to be true. I have read it, cover to cover, many times. As I read it, I find meaning in my life. The book is centered on Jesus Christ. "Jesus Christ" is mentioned 64 times, "Jesus" is mentioned 116 times, and "Christ" is mentioned 302 times throughout the book. Jesus Christ is our ultimate example. His life was completely dedicated to serving others. Are goal here on earth is to become like Him. As I read the Book of Mormon, I learn more about what it means to be like Christ. That's why I love it. I can testify that living a Christ centered life is what brings happiness. This life was given to us. We didn't just appear here. We aren't just going to die and that's it. God has a plan. He knows our lives. He knows out intents, desires, and needs. He listens when we pray. I know God loves each and every one of us. He wants more than anything for us to have faith in Him. I have faith.

How I live my faith

I live my faith by going to church. Every Sunday, no question, is church. Sunday is the day I take to rest from all labors and be grateful for my blessings. Every month all the women in my ward get together for a fun activity. I just so happen to be on the activities committee. I love it! I get to help plan the activity we have for the month. I live my faith by paying tithing and other offerings. Tithing means giving 10% of what I earn back to God, since everything given to us is from Him. We pay the offerings to the church, which is then distributed back to the people. All tithing money goes to people in need, rebuilding buildings, humanitarian aid, and missionary work. People don't get paid to lead our church or even clean it. Everything is done by the members, willfully.