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Hi I'm Brittany Flake

I'm Serving in the New Caledonia Region,VN-PV Mission and I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I lived in the States for 18 years of my life, I grew up in Maryland with my two older sisters, two younger sisters and two younger brothers. All of us developing our love for music and art. My mother made sure that all of us siblings learned to play the piano and practised everyday once our fingers got big enough. I always loved being part of such a large diverse family. I've been able to see the world and appreciate it. From Spain to Korea to Mexico to China to Morocco, to name a few. I drank in the culture and wonders that were shared with me. Though I took another long step more recently. In the last semester of my Senior year of High school my family moved to Australia. and I chose not to follow and wanted to finish my last bit of high school in the states. It was hard to be away from my family. But after attending BYUI for a semester, I decided to serve a mission. And moved out to be with my family. My time with my family and this new world that I live in has been amazing, and I'm ready to serve the lord as I travel to my next destination.

Why I am a Mormon

I am a Mormon because nothing else could ring truer. I have not only gained a belief of this gospel growing up in it for my whole life but an honest knowledge of what I've learned to be true. And nothing could take that away from me. Being a Mormon is hard. I have our 3 hour block on Sunday, a sacrament meeting, Sunday school and teaching calling. My calling requires in my week to prepare a lesson for the next Sunday. I have an assignment to teach 3 different women every month a lesson assigned to by our leaders. I have institute to learn every week more about the gospel. Early morning studies to prepare for my mission. A mission which will last for 18 months without seeing my family and friends besides two special days in a year. Why would I do this? Why would I put myself through all of this for the sake of religion why would more than 15 million people in the world experience something like myself? Because being a Mormon is what makes me happiest. Being able to live with the knowledge of having a God who loves me as a daughter, knowing who I am, where I came from and where I'm going is a blessing to my life. It makes me who I am. A better person than I would ever be with out it. The real question is why wouldn't I be a Mormon?

How I live my faith

How I live my faith? I never really though of it because I just live it. In my everyday little choices. In what I wear to be modest and appealing, to what I eat, following the word of wisdom. Though one of the most fulfilling ways I can think of, of how I live my faith is teaching young 6-7 years old every Sunday about our gospel. I marvel sometimes of what children know. As I get these squirming kids to finally sit in their seats and listen. I can share with them my own knowledge and witnesses of what I gain from living my faith. And best thing is, is finding out they actually listened. And remembered. And were influenced for the better. I live my faith in the kind words I can speak. Not using foul language that is unnecessary or demeaning. I live my faith in my beliefs in standing up for what may not be the most popular opinion but for what is the right decision. I live my faith supported by my family, friends, leaders, and teachers. As they help me make the right choices and guiding me in important decisions in my life.

Do Mormons only help Mormons?

Brittany Flake
Not at all! As we are all brothers and sisters in spirit we strive to make everyone's lives better especially those who have not heard the gospel yet. Our Humanitarian Service spreads all around the world knowing that service to our fellow men is exactly what Christ would be doing in our place. Show more Show less