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Hi I'm Brooke

Born and raised in Sacramento, California. I am about to leave home to serve a mission in Budapest, Hungary. And I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I am 19 years old. LOVE photography. LOVE the beauty of nature. LOVE traveling, meeting new people, seeing new things! That's why I feel like Heavenly Father really knows me when he sent me to Budapest, Hungary to serve the people there for 18 months. I am so adventurous and curious how everything works in this incredible world. I hope to spend the rest of my life figuring that out!

Why I am a Mormon

I won't lie. The process of really discovering the why I am a Mormon took me a long time. My parents were wonderful and raised me up in the church, but I didn't find the truth until about a year ago. When I went off to college at BYU-Idaho, I was independent from my parents and their guidelines. I had to make the decision to make the right choices and attend church and really focus on the lessons given there. I also picked up the habit of personal prayer. After that, my relationship with my Heavenly Father blossomed. And it was then that I received revelation to serve a mission. Many times in my life I have been given experiences that testify to me that this is the true church. That Joseph Smith translated the Book of Mormon and restored the church to the Earth. Once I realized this, for myself, I began to live such a positive, happy life! And that, I can tell you, is the light of Christ. And after feeling that, I never want to live without it.

How I live my faith

I owe a lot of who I am to my parents. I was raised in the church and taught the gospel principles at a young age and had my mom and dad practicing them in the home. I also have lived in a very reserved town where there are many members around. At school we had at least 30 kids from church close to my age, so teasing and ridicule for our beliefs was not extremely common. With those friends, and my parents, as well as my extended family (grandparents, aunts, uncles), my bishop and church leaders, I have had such a spiritual and positive environment. And the moment I decided that I wanted to serve a mission, I was immediately approached with love and support from every one of them. I consider myself immensely blessed.