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Hi I'm Brenna

I'm a sushi lover, awkward dancer, live music appreciator, and culture lover. I'm a missionary and I'm happy! I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I've lived in Utah my entire life, and am the oldest of 3 children. My family means everything to me, yet I am currently spending 18 months apart from my family, friends and school to share the restored gospel of Jesus Christ with the people of Georgia and it RULES. Prior to my mission, I spent my first year of college at Utah State University studying business. I consider myself to be a major music-appreciator and have spent wayyyyyy too much time and money going to concerts, browsing Spotify, and purchasing albums at the music store. Any chance I get, I'm looking for something new to listen to! Immersing myself in different cultures and trying food from all over the world is one of my favorite things. A good rule of thumb for restaurants: The dumpier the shack, the better the food. Although I haven't been out of the country (yet), living among the diversity of Atlanta has made me want to travel the world one day and experience all the things God has created.

Why I am a Mormon

Although I've been a member of the church all my life, I wasn't fully converted to the gospel until the beginning of high school. Growing up, I went to church every Sunday, I read the scriptures, and did all the things "required" because it was expected of me. However, my faith was really put to the test in high school. The things and people I chose to surround myself with dulled my spiritual sensitivity, made me unhappy, and left me feeling empty when all was said and done. I had very little to hold onto and lacked a foundation to lean on when I faced the difficulties that came. I felt that I had really dug myself into a deep pit and that it was too hard to get out of it. It was only when I did some serious soul-searching, repentance and had a "mighty change of heart" that I came to know for myself that the beliefs I had grown up with were true and were THE only way to find true and lasting happiness. My sophomore year of high school, things really changed for me and I started to understand the plan that my Heavenly Father had for me. As I prayed harder than I ever had before, studied the scriptures daily and prayed to know the Book of Mormon was true, the Holy Ghost gave me the most clear and undeniable witness that it was the word of God and would help bring me closer to the Savior if I applied it's teachings into my life. In the short amount of time I've lived on earth, one thing has become very clear to me: life can really suck. But because of the gospel, I know that all God wants for me is for me to be happy. I can get through anything when I reach out to take the hand of our Savior. He has felt everything for me--all my pains, sorrows, weaknesses, afflictions, and even my happiness and joys!--and I know that through Him, I am never alone, never too far gone, never too broken and never unable to be repaired, and this is what brings me joy.

How I live my faith

As a missionary, I live my faith to the fullest every single day. I constantly get to share the gospel with others and help them experience the joy and peace that comes from following our Savior and living up to their fullest spiritual potential. I live my faith through immersing myself in the scriptures daily and applying their teachings into my life. The scriptures have helped me to understand and know what the commandments and promises of God are, and how I can become more like Him. Living the gospel of Jesus Christ requires a constant effort, and we firmly believe that doing the little things like praying and reading the scriptures daily will help us to have the maximum amount of joy in our lives. I've also come to know and understand the purpose of our life here on earth--Heavenly Father simply designed us to be HAPPY. He sent us here to transform and become something better--more like Him-- through the hardships and adversities we face in our everyday lives. When I go through hard trials in my life, I live my faith by choosing to be happy and by looking at those hard times as an opportunity to refine myself and prepare to meet God--which ends up giving me so much joy and happiness in the process. I know why I'm here, I know where I've come from, and I know where I'm going.