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Hi I'm Olivia Brooks

I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I love lipstick, poetry, avocados, and EXTREMELY light jogging. I am currently attending my dream college, and I want to pursue a degree in some sort of medical field. I am a licensed Emergency Technician. I enjoy practicing medicine and leaning about the human body.One day I hope to be a doctor or a health science teacher, so I can either practice or teach what I love.

Why I am a Mormon

I am a Mormon because the gospel of Christ brings me hope and happiness. When I keep commandments, and the teachings of the church, I am more able to serve others, and therefore, feel of God's love for me. I know that I am a child of God, and that I have a purpose. I know where I came from, I know where I can go and who I can become through the atonement of my Savior, Jesus Christ. I know God loves me, and wants me to be happy, and so I know that every commandment and teaching of our church has the purpose to help us live the best life possible. I know that I am loved and valued because I have a place in the church. I can serve others, and I can contribute. I am welcomed. I am surrounded by God's love every time I make a correct choice. I love my Savior and I am eternally grateful for His sacrifice. Because of Him, we never have to feel alone. Christ died for us, He knows exactly what we experience. Every pain, every sorrow, every mistake, every weakness, every bit of grief or anguish we have ever felt or ever will feel, is completely understood by our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. He did it willingly. He took upon Himself, even the perfect Son of God, our burdens and our sins so we can return to Him one day. He made a way for us to return to God. All He asks is that we accept Him as our Redeemer and Savior and that we try our hardest. I am so grateful for this knowledge. I love my God and I will do all I can to become my best self. I am a Mormon because it makes me happy, teaches me how to love others, to love myself, to show my love for my Savior and how to return to Him one day.

How I live my faith

I participate in church by attending my meetings faithfully. I attend the Relief Society (the meeting for women). I am the youngest in the Relief Society, and at first I was a bit timid to go because I felt that the women I would be in contact with wouldn't have anything in common with me. All the other women have families, and children, some even grandchildren. But as I have attended my Relief Society class each week, I have truly come to appreciate each and every woman and what they add to our class. And I have been blessed to see them each as God sees them. As beautiful, valued, loved women. The older women are all so radiant and really set an example that I want to follow. Their families and their feelings towards the church, and our Savior, Jesus Christ, really teach me every week about what relationships I want in my future family and with Christ, and who I need to become to have that type of relationship.

What is the First Vision?

Olivia Brooks
The First Vision is when God, and His Son, Jesus Christ, appeared to a young boy, Joseph Smith. Joseph was in prayer when they appeared. In that prayer, Joseph asked God which church to join. God said that non of the churches on the earth were true. God said that His church and the power of His priesthood left the earth when all the apostles who walked with Christ had died, leading the earth into an Apostasy (a time period when the priesthood power and Christ's teachings were no longer on the earth). God than directed Joseph and helped him take the steps that were needed to bring the true priesthood authority and teachings to the earth again. This teaches us that when we ask sincere questions in prayer, God will answer us. God still speaks to prophets today, just as He did in times of old. After restoring the priesthood and the church, the priesthood authority has been given to every worthy male. We have a living prophet today (currently Thomas S. Monson) who speaks with God to give us direction and deliver God's word and helps guide us through modern tough times, just as ancient prophets in the Bible did. Show more Show less