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Hi I'm Brooke

I have grown up in Utah. I have had many leadership opportunities, and I love to serve. I love basketball. I'm a Mormon!

About Me

I am currently going to college to get a degree in accounting. At the same time I am working, serving in my community, and preparing to go teach the people in El Salvador. In high school I had the wonderful opportunity to serve on their student council. I had many opportunities to reach out to serve those in my school and my community, planned events, and helped make my school a better place. It was an amazing experience for me! My Senior year of high school I had the goal to get on the basketball team! I went to the extra practices leading up to the try outs, and pushed myself to reach for my goal. When the time came, I made the team!!! Even though I reached my goal, I had to continue to work hard to prove that I deserved to be on the team. With all the work I put in, I was still new and not ready for the fast paced games, but when my coach put me in, it was usually the end of a game that we were already winning by 20 points. Those were some of the happiest 2 minutes of my day, and to see that my hard work had paid off!

Why I am a Mormon

When I was 16, I started to realize that I was mostly going to church because my family and friends went. I would often hear them say, "I know this church is true!" I started to wonder how they knew with such surety. I believed it was true, but I never had a moment in my life to make me feel it was the only true church. I wanted to know for myself with the same surety as others. The only way I knew to get that surety was to read The Book of Mormon, and then ask Heavenly Father through prayer, if it was true. I am not a great reader, so it took me some time to finish reading The Book of Mormon, but once I made it to the end, I asked Heavenly Father if it were true. I sat there, waiting for an answer, but it did not come. I thought there would be angels, or singing in the background, or

How I live my faith

In my church, I am currently teaching the children ages 3 and 4. It is amazing to see how these little kids are starting to learn and comprehend amazing concepts. So far, they have learned that each one of them is special, they are spirit children of a loving Heavenly Father, and they have bodies like Heavenly Father. I have also taught them that they can pray to Heavenly Father, and He will hear their prayers. Although I am the one teaching, I am learning so much from them as they learn of these truths. Before I was teaching the little children, I was a part of a youth committees in this church. As a committee, we would plan various activities: service projects, fun activities, and activities to come closer to our Father in Heaven. One of my favorite activities that we planned was a week long event, every year where the girls in my church and community would go camp in the mountains. We would have so much fun with each other as we made it through optical courses, hikes, canoeing, putting on a play, and so many other fun activities. Although these activities were fun, my favorite part was how our leaders applied everything we did to the gospel, and returning back to our Father in Heaven. For example, we went on hike, and half way through our leaders put blindfolds on all of us. With these blindfolds, our leaders told us to walk back to camp. With just one step, everyone was heading in a different direction, not knowing which way to go. After a few steps in the wrong direction, each girl was partnered with a leader to help guide them back to camp. Afterwards, we discussed the situation. We talked about how sometimes in this life, we can't see where we are going, and we go in the wrong direction, but we are alone. We have parents, teachers, leaders, friends, and a loving Father in Heaven to help show us the way back home. Although these experiences are different, I enjoy the various callings in my church, and I have grown from them.