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Hi I'm Brynn Larsen

I have lived in Utah almost my whole life. I enjoy art and the art of conversation. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I grew up a fish out of water-- I love to swim! I'm left-handed, right-minded, and artistically inclined. I enjoy learning and reading about science, but I have a particular affinity for psychology. I'm always looking for ways to connect with the people around me so I can learn more about them, because I believe everybody's story is worth reading.

Why I am a Mormon

I grew up in the church and have always been an active member by choice. However, the hype and stress of high school took a toll on me and I had lost sight of my divine worth. I turned to my Savior when the world wasn't giving me answers, and I found such an incredible peace of mind. It gave a very literal meaning to Matthew 11:28-30. "Come unto me, all ye that labour and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you, and learn of me; for I am meek and lowly of heart: and ye shall find rest unto your souls. For my yoke is easy, and my burden is light." It reaffirmed my testimony about the truthfulness of the gospel. How could this not be true? The Atonement is so real and so personal in our day-today life and in the lives of the people around us. The gospel has become my source of joy-- a step above happiness. It will last in this life, and in the life to come. I have found a closeness to God that the world can't give me and it's given me a brightness in my life and in my countenance that I want others to experience; So why not serve a mission in the Canadian land and spread this message to others? I love being a missionary!

How I live my faith

I work with the youth in the church and I absolutely love it! I teach simple gospel principles to boys and girls, ranging from 8- to 11-years-old. They amaze me with how smart they are and they help build my faith and my testimony.

Is it true that Jesus appeared in North America after his crucifixion and resurrection according to the Book of Mormon?

Brynn Larsen
Remember that scripture in the Bible that says, "Other sheep I have, which are not of this fold?" (John 10:16) That was the people on the North American continent. So the Book of Mormon is another testament of Jesus Christ because it's a separate record of God's dealings with the people on the American continent. They lived Christ's gospel too, so after His ressurection Christ visited His faithful followers, or "other sheep." While visiting His people, He healed their sick, taught them His gospel, blessed their children, and called twelve apostles to organize His church in the Americas. You can read more in the Book of Mormon, 3 Nephi chapter 11-30. Show more Show less

What will the Mormon missionaries talk about when they visit my home?

Brynn Larsen
Well as a missionary, let me tell you: Missionaries testify of Jesus Christ. They will teach you about our beliefs, but everything they teach will be tied back to Jesus Christ's Atonement and God's love for everyone. They'll teach about what the Book of Mormon is, why it's another testament of Jesus Christ, and why we need it today. They'll teach about Joseph Smith, what makes him a prophet, and his role in establishing the restored gospel on the earth. They'll teach you about Heavenly Father's plan in salvation, where we came from, why we're here on earth, where we're going after this life, and why Jesus Christ is central to it all. Show more Show less

What are Mormon church services like? Are visitors allowed at church meetings? Can I attend church?

Brynn Larsen
A church service (for me) typically goes like this: I come in my Sunday best and arrive early to listen to the prelude hymns to invite a spirit of reverence into my mind and heart. The congregation sings an opening hymn, which the chorister picks. We have an invocation, or opening prayer, said by a member of the congregation. We take the sacrament (some know it as communion,) where bread and water are blessed and passed by priesthood holders to all who attend the meeting. In doing so we remember the body and blood of Christ and His vicarious sacrifice, the Atonement, and promise to ourselves and to God that we will try harder the following week to make our thoughts, words, and actions like the Saviour's. After the sacrament there are typically about two or three speakers, who talk about gospel topics and share experiences in which the gospel topic was applied. Then we have a closing hymn and a closing prayer, offered by another member of the congregation. I've been asked a few times on my mission if we give donations and no. We don't. That's where tithing comes in. We have Sunday school classes after the sacrament meeting for all sorts of age groups! Nursery is for children from 18 months to 3 years of age. Primary is for children ages 3 to 12. Young Women meetings are for those 12 to 17 years of age. Priesthood meetings have age-oriented classes for 12 and older. And Relief Society is for women 18 and above. So come, join us! Everyone is welcome! Show more Show less