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Hi I'm Brianna

I grew up in south eastern Virginia. I am a proud convert. I love Jesus. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

My name is Brianna, and I am the only Mormon in my immediate family. I am a convert to the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. I have two sets of parents: the people who provided a way for me to be born here on Earth, and my aunt and uncle who raised me. I love the Atlantic Ocean, more specifically, I enjoy watching the sun set on the water after a long day of oyster farming. I enjoy interacting with children and hearing what they have to say about the world. It helps me to keep perspective and to appreciate the world that Heavenly has provided us with. I also learn more about what it means to have the faith of a child when we talk.

Why I am a Mormon

I never ever imagined that I would call myself a Mormon. My past is pretty well littered with with abuse and hopelessness; even greater than that, I see the hand of the Lord and Savior Jesus Christ helping me through every second of it. At the age of four, my brother and I were taken in by our aunt and uncle. We were raised by them. Life there was hard, mostly because I was struggling with the transition from being a care giver to being a sister and a daughter. My aunt and uncle raised us along with their own children in the Southern Baptist Church. I have always loved Jesus and my Heavenly Father. The more I grew up, the more I read my Bible, the more I knew that I was missing something. I knew I was missing something important. I first became interested in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints when my teacher gave me a ride home from school one day. It was about a year and a half later that she and her family opened their home to me and let me live with them. They did not force me to take the lessons. When Elder Bednar came to my stake a couple of years ago, he began answering questions about the priesthood that I had never asked out loud. I had only asked them in my prayers. I know the second that he started to answer my questions that there was more truth in the principles of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints than anything that I ever believed before. Having a testimony of the Church helps me through my toughest moments. I know that no matter how drastically laws and such change, this truth will never change: Jesus Christ lives. Jesus Christ lives and He loves me. He loves you.

How I live my faith

There have been so many opportunities for me to live my faith! An important part of my faith is serving others. I love people. I enjoy sitting and listening to the life stories of others and seeing the amazing things that Heavenly Father has done for them. I love to teach others about the Gospel. I try not to shove my beliefs down peoples throats because I know that faith is a personal affair. I always look forward to going to church. I enjoy learning just as much, if not more than, teaching. I learn the most when I sit and ponder Jesus Christ and how involved he has been in my life. I try my best to love everyone around me. Even if it means just smiling at them or holding the door for the person behind me. I know that living my faith sometimes requires me to do big things like moving across country or giving up my dream of being a full time missionary. I also know that living my faith is an accumulation of things that seem little such as saying my prayers, reading my scriptures, fasting and paying my tithing. I love Jesus Christ and my Heavenly Father, so I want to live my life in a way that proves it to them and to the rest of the world.