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Hi I'm Breanne

I'm a redhead, a twin, a music nut-case, a big sister, a movie enthusiast, a missionary, a daughter of God, and I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I'd have to say that I'm a huge sports enthusiast! I love competition! I'm big into reading in general (esp. fiction)! I'm a hard-core movie-goer. Hands. Down. My favorite General Conference speaker is and always will be President Dieter F. Uchtdorf. I'm extremely excited for my upcoming mission in Japan!!!! Planning on attending BYU after my mission to be a counselor. I love reading and listening to Tim Larkin and Tony Robbins because they have great advice. I love doing fun things! Especially group activities. I was born in Utah (not as rare as you think...). I can't wait to someday be a mother and have a family! I consider myself a tad sarcastic and pretty funny, and you'll almost always see me with a smile on my face because the way I'm living my life right now makes me so incredibly happy!

Why I am a Mormon

Why I am a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. Now that's the real question, isn't it? I don't know how many times I've heard people say to me, "You don't drink caffeine? I'd die without that!" or "You don't drink? What are you going to do during college?" and I've seen more times than I can count the unbelieving look on people's faces when I tell them that I dress modestly (no bikinis, short shorts, low cut skirts, etc), and that I don't and never will drink caffeine, smoke, or do drugs. People look upon our church with skepticism when they find out that we only believe in marriage between a man and a woman, and that we don't believe in abortion (excepting certain circumstances). Many see our religion as a mere list of things we can't and aren't aloud to do... a religion of the past... seen as outdated... because we don't change our laws as man changes them. In fact, a friend of mine once said to me, "Your church is wrong." Flat. Out. After a long, hard battle with myself concerning that statement, I decided that I had to know for myself if our church was really true. I didn't want to be living a lie, after all. So one day, a good friend of mine loaned me A Marvelous Work and Wonder by LeGrand Richards. I read it and prayed about the Mormon church, and over a period of time, I came to know that our church is true. It doesn't matter if other people think it's not. How can something that makes me feel SOOO amazing be false? I feel the spirit in my life, and I see it shining in others! I know that God's commandments are NOT just a long list of don'ts. Rather, it's a list of If-you-do-these-things, you will be able to live with your family forever. With those rules come blessings and freedoms that, sadly, not everyone knows about. I know what I'm living my life for. I'm living it to serve others and be with my family forever. I am a Mormon because I KNOW that this church is true, and I want to live it Every. Single. Day.

How I live my faith

I live my faith by doing the small things. Reading the scriptures and saying my personal prayers are especially important because they help you come closer to the Spirit. When I do those two things regularly, I always notice a change in my life. I start feeling better, and what's more, I start wanting to share with others about our gospel so they can know how I feel! Because it's SO.... just... it makes me so indescribably happy! And when I do those two things, I start wanting to do more! I start wanting to serve, and suddenly... BOOM... I see opportunities to serve literally everywhere I look! I start wanting answers to questions... and BOOM... I find them! I need comfort because I feel as though my life is sometimes unbearable.... and BOOM... God gives me comfort! The spirit plays a large part in that. I live my faith by always trying to be worthy and follow the commandments so that I can feel the spirit. And it's not always easy. I admit that I (as well as Every. Single. Person) choose the wrong thing every now and then. But that's the amazing part about our gospel! We have the atonement in our lives that can help uplift us, and truly bring us forgiveness of the things we do wrong. Without the atonement, I wouldn't be able to live my faith because SO MUCH of the blessings we receive come from being worthy enough to receive them. And we don't have to be perfect... that's not, nor has it ever been, the point. The point is to try our hardest using the tools that God has given us, and he will do the rest through his grace. I can't wait to teach the people of Japan these simple, beautiful truths when I leave for my mission on August 12th. Everyone can receive the blessings that come from living the gospel and doing all you can to be a shining example and lead others to its light.