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Hi I'm Brooklyn

I'm a violinist. I'm a runner. I love to learn. I love my family. Most of all, I love my Savior, Jesus Christ. And I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I am a student at Brigham Young University in Provo, Utah. I have been playing violin since I was seven years old, so music has always been a big part of my life. I also play piano and ukulele and I love to jam and improvise with my friends. I have four younger siblings and they are my best friends! There's no one better to rap all of Hamilton with. I could eat raspberries every day for the rest of my life and still want more. I love art even though I'm not the best at it. I'm studying biostatistics and hope to become a medical researcher some day. I'm a math nerd and could go for calculus any day of the week. I love writing fiction and keeping a personal journal. I love hanging out with friends, exercising, running, hiking, and going to the lake. I've lived in 5 different cities in the 19 years of my life and I hope to live outside of the country someday. I love the beach, the mountains and the city. This world is amazing and I'm so grateful to be a part of it! And, last but not least, I'm pretty good at puns.

Why I am a Mormon

Although I was born a member of the LDS Church, staying in the Church hasn't been completely natural for me. During my junior year of high school, I started having serious questions ranging from the origins of the Church to God's very existence. It was a very difficult and confusing time, and I felt completely lost. But I continued going to church, reading my scriptures, attending the temple, and praying. I felt for a while that my questions might never be resolved and that my efforts would be forever fruitless. But eventually, by the end of my senior year, I realized that my testimony of Jesus Christ and my Heavenly Father was rejuvenated and strong. This miracle came by being a practicing member of the Church and continuing in faith despite my doubts. More recently, I have struggled with my decision to serve a mission and remain a member of the Church. Although I had a solid testimony of my Savior, I still was unsure of where exactly God wanted me, and if He wanted me to stay in the LDS Church. I continued in prayer, fasting, and faith, waiting for God to give me an answer. Eventually, I realized that maybe God knew that I could make a good decision on my own, and wanted me to act first. I decided to serve a mission and started my application. In the days following, I had an onslaught of spiritual experiences confirming to me that God was proud of me and of my decision. My excitement and joy in serving a mission has only increased, and I feel so sure that this is the path that God wants for me. And every time that I've felt unsure, God has given me another assurance that I am doing the right thing. I love God, I love my Savior, I love the Book of Mormon and the Bible, and I love the truth that is eternal families. I'm so grateful for this gospel and I am so happy that I can share this joy with others. My journey to where I am today means the world to me and I am so grateful for the connection to God that I have gained through it all.

How I live my faith

My relationship with my Savior and my Heavenly Father is the most important thing in this life to me. There's nothing that I cherish more than my personal spiritual experiences with Jesus Christ and His love for me. I also love being a part of a community of believers. In my own ward, I serve by conducting the music in our main meeting. I also am a temple and family history consultant, meaning that I help others study their family history and prepare their ancestors' names to take to the temple to do work for them. Recently, I received a mission call to the Stockholm Sweden mission. I can't wait to serve in the country of my heritage and share the gospel with the people of Sweden.