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Hi I'm Jamison Brooks

I grew up in the United States. I've lived in Tennessee and Florida for most of my life. I'm an Eagle Scout. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I was born in Boise, Idaho. Moved to Memphis, Tennessee and lived there for 7 years. Even since I have lived in Lehigh Acres, Florida. I am a sports fanatic! I specifically love tennis and basketball. I love everything about physical activity and training and pushing yourself to the limit. I've been through the Cambridge program in middle school and have finished the IB program in high school. For my Eagle Scout Project, I created maps/signs for a local park. I love creating and analyzing artwork! I love taking photographs, editing work on Photoshop, and creating/editing film on iMovie. I love food! I love everything, and especially love spicy food. I have committed to serving a two year mission starting August 22, 2017, in beautiful St. George, Utah. Since it'll be a Spanish speaking mission, I will be going to the Mexico City, Mexico MTC. I aspire to be a Physical Therapist, and plan on attending Brigham Young University-Idaho after my service in St. George.

Why I am a Mormon

I am a Mormon not because my parents have raised me in this gospel, or because of others persuading me to; I am a Mormon because of my own belief to know that this faith is true. Even though I've been born with the knowledge of this gospel, I believe that there has been many instances where I have been converted to this faith. One I am very fond of was my second year of EFY, which is a religious summer youth camp entitled especially for youth. As us youth were retiring to our beds after a long day of fun, we were given time each and every night for personal scripture study after our last group meeting "reflect and review" at the end of each day. I was almost done with reading the Book of Mormon through for the first time and was reading in the 11 chapter in the book of Ether. As I read these verses, I lost control of my body and I began to shake violently. This was something that I have never felt before; so sudden that I lost control. As my roommate walked into our room, I asked if we could say a prayer together. As we finished the prayer, the feeling of destruction fled. Not only till the day after the incident did I realize Joseph Smith experienced the same thing. As he read James 1:5, he had to figure out for himself what faith was true. As he retired in the woods to pray for the first time outlaid, pondering this question, he was "seized upon by some power which entirely overcame me, and had such an astonishing influence over me as to bind my tongue so that I could not speak. Thick darkness gathered around me, and it seemed to me for a time as if I were doomed to sudden destruction." (Joseph Smith History 1:15) As he "was ready to sink into despair and abandon myself to destruction," he "saw a pillar of light exactly over my head, above the brightness of the sun, which descended gradually until it fell upon me." It was no other than Heavenly Father and His Son, Jesus Christ. I testify that as we seek with a pure heart and real intent, we will find our answers.

How I live my faith

I live as a servant and disciple of Jesus Christ. I strive in everything I do to be like the Savior. I believe that service is the biggest element that has shaped me into the young adult I am today. Since my father and I are home-teaching partners, I have the opportunity to go and serve those in my church, and have the chance to share my testimony and spiritual insight to bear witness of the things I know to be true. I live my life in the teachings of Christ by being setting the example to others around me. I have also been a leader, and try to do so by setting the example and taking initiative in situations where I know I can use my abilities for the benefit of others. More importantly, I am a follower of Jesus Christ. I am a constant learner to what the Lord has laid out before me. By choosing to devote my next two years of may life to the Lord, I know I have made the right decision; the plan that He would want me to choose, and have walked one step closer to being with Him again.