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Hi I'm Brooks

I love America, I love hipster music, and I love being a Mormon.

About Me

I am from a small town in Utah and currently serving a mission in Houston, Texas! Before my mission I was very passionate about music, especially psychedelic rock, indie rock, and shoegaze. My other interests include chilling and various outdoor activities. I played in a band with my older brother and his friends and we had the opportunity to win a battle of the bands. Now that I am on a mission, my main passion is sharing the gospel! I have also grown to love everything Texas, including HEB, cowboy boots, Whataburger, Texas, football, and Texas.

Why I am a Mormon

Being a Mormon is chill. As with many people on this website I was raised Mormon but found that I had to gain a testimony for myself as the roller coaster of life progressed. In high school I did a lot of secular studying about Joseph Smith because I felt like if I could know everything he did at one moment or another I could finally know for sure that he was a prophet. Unfortunately, it didn't work. I now know for myself that reading the Book of Mormon and praying about it is the only way you can know the truth with absolute certainty. There is a very real relationship with God that can come from reading that book (along with the Bible) and the fruits of that relationship are absolutely real! There is a power that comes into your life from the Book of Mormon. I have seen it in my own life, and I have seen it in the lives of so many others. It is real! I hold these spiritual experiences as unequivocal evidences of the truth of that book. It was inspired by God. Also, being a Mormon is chill. That is why I am a Mormon.

How I live my faith

On the mission everything you do has to do with living the faith. All missionaries are trying their best to dedicate every moment of these two years to God. We spend a lot of time studying the gospel and even more time sharing it, even in the face of the dread Texas heat! People think we are sacrificing when we do this kind of thing, but really, the service is it's own reward. There is nothing I would rather be doing at this time in my life! Every sacrifice is really just an opportunity for the Lord to teach us.