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Hi I'm Brett

I grew up in Boise, Idaho. I'm 19 years old, and I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I'm a single student studying biochemistry, and I just finished up my freshman year at BYU! I was called to serve in the India Bengaluru Mission and couldn't be more excited! I love to travel, I love to try new foods, and I love to be outdoors. I'm always looking for an adventure, whether that be hiking, biking, backpacking, skiing, or just about anything else. My favorite sports include football, swimming, and rugby. I also love music, and my favorite instrument is probably either the piano or cello.

Why I am a Mormon

Even though I was born into a family that practiced Mormonism, the choice has always been mine to remain active. My parents never forced the religion on me. It was always my choice to read my scriptures, my choice to pray, my choice to go to church, and so on. I'd be lying if I said I'd never had questions about this religion before, but finding answers to those questions and moving forward in faith has strengthened my testimony. There are so many amazing religions out there that offer so much truth, and I don't doubt that you can come unto Christ with their help. I've found the Book of Mormon to be such a powerful source of light though, and I can honestly say that it's a necessary compliment to the Bible. When paired together, the Book of Mormon and the Bible provide a fullness of the gospel. That being said, I also know that Joseph Smith was a prophet of God, and that he restored Christ's church upon the Earth. I'm so grateful for the knowledge I have that modern-day revelation is real, and that I can receive guidance from the Lord just as Joseph Smith did. Life can be difficult at times, and I take comfort knowing that I can be led in the right direction just like the people in times of old. I've felt the Lord's hand in my life, and the older I get, the more I realize that all of the good in my life has come from Him. Why am I a Mormon? Because it adds something to my life that I'd otherwise be missing.

How I live my faith

Growing up, I participated in a number of different clubs and groups. It didn't matter whether I was at choir, boy scouts, leadership, or anything else, I was constantly doing my best to be a representative of Christ. It took me a while to figure out exactly what that entailed, but I ended up deciding that demonstrating love and serving others was a good place to start. I participated in a number of service opportunities in my community, including a drive that I led for my Eagle Scout project. Within my church, I served on a number of councils that helped other kids my age, and I met with members of my ward regularly to fellowship them and tend to their needs. Now, I'm about to serve a mission in India. As Mormons, we're asked to try our best to emulate Christ, and that gives meaning to the things I've been doing.