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Hi I'm Brooke Barraclough

I grew up in the United States. I love singing, writing, reading, and public speaking. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I've moved around a lot within the United States as I've grown up. In each place I've lived I've discovered another thing that I love to do, or something different about me. I love to sing, write, read, and I also love public speaking. I am currently attending college at BYU-I with a declared major of English with an emphasis in creative and professional writing. My goals for my future include becoming a mother, writing LDS novels that have depth of character and plot, and changing the world with words. I am currently less than a month away from beginning my service as an LDS missionary in Ecuador. I cannot wait to serve.

Why I am a Mormon

I am a Mormon because I have seen and felt what it is like to live without the light of the gospel. I was born in the church and raised in the church, a blessing that I will never take for granted. However, each of us is a convert, even if we have been born in the church. I went through a difficult time during my senior year and I faced serious doubts and sadness. I made a choice that year though, that I would choose to be happy. I knew then, as much as I do now, that true happiness comes from the gospel. That is when I truly had a change of heart, and changed my life. I choose to live this gospel because it makes me truly happy. It brings joy to my family and friends, and it helps me on the path I choose to live, undertaking righteous endeavors. I know my Heavenly Father knows me personally and that my Savior knew my name when He chose to suffer in Gethsemane. I believe so strongly in the gift of agency that He has given us and I know that if we seek to have the spirit as a constant companion we can use our agency and faith as a force for good. I love this gospel and I know that it, and every aspect of it is true. Joseph Smith was a true and living prophet, Thomas S. Monson is called of God in this day to lead and guide this church, and I know that if we seek answers in his and the apostle's teachings and in the scriptures we will find guidance and peace. I feel the truth of the gospel with every part of me. In the name of Jesus Christ, Amen.

How I live my faith

I live my faith by being anxiously engaged in any way I can. My Junior year of High school I decided I was not going to miss out on any activity, calling, or opportunity within the church. I have visit taught, instructed classes in my Sunday school and young women's meetings, been called as a family history consultant and teacher, and have worked to be at every church event I can. My next endeavor in being anxiously engaged in serving an LDS mission. I believe in the power that comes with being involved in the church and I know that as I work to stay active I will be blessed with more opportunities for growth, and chances to share my faith by example.