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Hi I'm Brooklynn

I'm a diplomat's daughter, a big sister, and I am a Mormon.

About Me

I'm currently a student here in Virginia, and I love learning just about anything! I love reading. Seriously, I could read all day long if possible. Another one of my interests is writing. I'm good at starting to write stories, but finishing them is another thing altogether. Spending time with my family is one of my greatest joys in life. Since I've moved around so many times, I've gotten used to being with my family. Sometimes when you're living in China and don't know a lot of people yet, the best friend you can have is your mom. I also have a lot of fun playing tennis, although I'm not terribly good at it. Playing the piano is something I'm good at, though!

Why I am a Mormon

I was born into this church, so I don't really have a dramatic conversion story. However, this does not mean that I don't have a tremendous testimony of the gospel of Jesus Christ. This also doesn't mean that I haven't been "converted." Personally, being converted means that you accept that Jesus Christ is our Savior and that we can use his Atonement to repent of our sins and can be resurrected like he was. There have been several things in my life that have strengthened different parts of my testimony. First of all, I know with a certainty that I am a daughter of my Heavenly Father who loves us and I love Him. This truth has been made known to me through the Young Women's program that our church offers. I know that if I have any problems at all, I can pray and He will listen to me. I also know with all my heart that eternal life can be had by all who come unto Christ. When I was almost 7 years old, my grandmother passed away from cancer. This was a hard time for a lot of my family members, because she was such a sweet, loving person. However, her passing has lead me to know that there is a life after this one. I know that if we are righteous, then we can live with our Father in Heaven again. Thanks to a trip to the location of Joseph Smith's vision where Heavenly Father and Jesus Christ appeared to him, I know for a fact that Joseph Smith was a prophet of God, and truly did restore the fullness of the gospel of Jesus Christ to this earth. Finally, I know that the Book of Mormon, which is another testimony of Jesus Christ, written by ancient people that moved from Jerusalem to the Americas 600 years before the birth of Christ, is truly the word of God. I know that it is the most perfect, true book in existence. I also believe that the Bible contains the gospel of Jesus Christ and I am so grateful for both of these books. I have a firm testimony that this is the true and living church of Christ, restored to the earth so that we can go back to Heavenly Father.

How I live my faith

When I was little, coming to church was something that I just did. I didn't necessarily go because I wanted to go. I think it was when I started middle school that things started to change. Instead of going to church because my parents went, I started going because I wanted to go. I think the main reason for that change in my life was because of how horrible people at school were. Being able to spend a day where I didn't have to listen to people swearing or arguing, and being around people with my same standards became a huge blessing in my life. Now I absolutely love coming to church and Sunday has become my favorite day of the week. Not only that, but the days where we have activities are the highlights of my week.