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Hi I'm Brynn

I'm a musician. I'm a writer. I'm an actress. I'm an athlete. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

My name is Brynn. I'm a college student right now, with a major in psychology and hopefully a minor in music. I grew up in the mountains, so I just love wildflowers and hiking and climbing and rappelling and all that fun mountain stuff. I'm a musician; I play the piano and I sing, and making music is by far one of my favorite things in this world. I also really love sports and anything that makes you run, especially basketball. I've been in 8 musicals and three plays, which is also a hobby of mine. I love to read and write, especially fantasy epics and fiction. I also suffer from Generalized Anxiety Disorder from time to time, which is hard and I feel like I'm in a panic sometimes, but I work through it and still enjoy life immensely. :) I serve as a full-time missionary for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints.

Why I am a Mormon

I'm a Mormon because I've received a testimony from my Heavenly Father that He lives and He loves me. I grew up in the church, but it wasn't until I left home that I really started to understand what the message of the Gospel is. My first semester of college I really struggled with finding who I was and what my purpose was, but it came through the gospel of Christ. I don't go to church because it's where my friends are or because it's what my parents expect of me. I go to be uplifted and receive inspiration and guidance from my Heavenly Father, and I go to feel the peace that comes with partaking of the Sacrament. I know Jesus Christ lives and that He died for me, and that He loves me personally, for I've felt His love. I've found peace and forgiveness and joy through His gospel and His scriptures and it's what has brought me to where I am today. I know that God lives and that He watches out for us, and that He has a plan for us if we're willing to follow Him. That's why I'm a Mormon. I know He lives, but I also know He loves me, for I've felt His love.

How I live my faith

Currently, I serve as a full-time missionary for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints. I go out on the street, knock on doors, and search for people wanting to learn more about this church, to come closer to God, or to gain eternal life. I've been called of God through a prophet to bear witness of Jesus Christ as His representative, and I teach His gospel and God's plan for us to return to live with Him and His Son again.

What do Mormons believe about the nature of God?

Brynn
We believe that God is a perfect, omniscient, omnipotent being who has a plan for us to return to live with Him again. We believe He has a body of flesh and blood, and that we were created in His image. The most important knowledge that we have is that He is our Heavenly Father and that He loves us, so much that we can't comprehend it. We also believe that He knows each and every one of us on this earth and that He is aware of us always. He answers our prayers and sends His holy spirit to guide us on our journey back to him. It's so wonderful to me that this perfect, amazing, all powerful being loves me personally, and He's always going to be there for me. I know and love my Heavenly Father with all my heart. Show more Show less

What are some things that tell you there is a God?

Brynn
The Book of Mormon says that all things denote that there is a God, and I affirm this. Nature around us testifies of it. Our brains, for example, show that there is a God and that we are His children. The way our brain works, how our body functions, is incredible. We can think about thinking. Our body has back-up systems for everything. It really is a miracle. There is no way that we were put into place by chance or by some mistake. Our conscience, the emotions that we feel...it sets us apart and testifies of a divine Creator. Show more Show less

What are Mormon women like? Do Mormons believe in equality of men and women?

Brynn
Mormon women are just like other women. We have similar hopes and dreams for a career as men do, but we also recognize that we all hope to be mothers someday. Yes, we believe in equality opportunity for men and women, but we also believe that both men and women are divinely appointed to perform certain duties in marriage. It's not that we think that women are inferior, but that they have different roles that are just as--if not more--important in a family. Also, because they have different roles, men and women should work together to fulfill those roles to find the most joy and eternal happiness in the Lord. Both parents need to be equally involved in teaching and raising their children. Show more Show less

What is the difference between attending a church and attending a temple?

Brynn
The biggest difference is what we do in them. In the regular church buildings, we hold meetings and activities and other lessons and services. In temples, we can perform those sacred ordinances that are necessary for eternal life. Both buildings are dedicated, but the temple is such a sacred place that once it has been dedicated, only those who are worthy and obey the commandments are allowed to enter. The temple is a holy and sacred place that God resides in, and it is kept clean and pure so that His spirit will be present as those ordinances are performed. That's not to say that you can't feel the spirit in the church buildings, but just that the spirit of the temple is different and special because it's so sacred. Show more Show less