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Hi I'm Bre!

I'm a student. I'm a Texan, but the thing I'm most proud of is that I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I'm going to college right now majoring in Special Education. This is my fourth year in college. I am from Texas! Yee haw! I used to do gymnastics, but had to quit due to an injury. That was one of the hardest trials I have had to go through.Afterwards I fell into a deep depression that lasted years.I was a cutter and suicidal, but the strength I received from the Gospel of Jesus Christ helped me to overcome this. I was in choir in high school and though I am not in a choir now, I still love to sing; especially to my steering wheel ad my shower head. I love hanging out with friends and doing all sorts of crazy, random activities with them!

Why I am a Mormon

I was born into a Mormon family, so naturally I became one as well. However, I was not born with a perfect testimony of the Gospel. Each member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints has their own conversion story. It took me a while to finally realize that I knew that Church was true. I had to read the scriptures and really search and dig in there. I had to read more than just the black words on the white page. I made the scriptures my own story and related each story to my life today and how I can apply it in my life so that I can become more like Christ. I had to pray with all my heart. I had to pour out my soul to the Lord begging to have more faith. I had to have the desire to believe. Desire to believe is the most important ingredient to gaining a testimony. The real question is not whether or not the Book of Mormon is true or whether or not the Gospel is true. The real question is are you being true to the truth? You could get the entire earth to believe that gravity did not exist, but that doesn't change the fact that it does exist. The Book of Mormon is true. Even if every single person on the earth were to believe that it is not true, it doesn't change the fact that it really is true. My testimony has changed my life. Each day I live my life as Christ would have me live it as close to as I possibly can. Of course no one is perfect and I slip up quite a bit, but I know that the atonement is there for me to help make me clean again. I know that I can be forgiven and that one day I will live with Heavenly Father once again. My testimony has given me strength in times of trials. It has allowed me to rest on my Savior for love, support, and peace. During my darkest nights, He is always there for me. Heavenly Father loves each one of his children no matter what transgressions they may have done. We are not perfect, but He loves us perfectly.

How I live my faith

I have served in many capacities in the Church. I have taught the 3-4 age group, the 18 month-3 age group, been chorister, and many other callings. Each calling in the church is service. We are not paid. We serve simply because we desire to serve our Lord. As Matthew tells us, when we are serving our fellow me, we are serving God. I want to serve God as much as I possibly can. I have helped clean up after hurricanes, volunteered with children with special needs, painted houses for the less fortunate, painted buildings for various organizations, built bikes for less fortunate children at Christmas time, and much more. I love serving because I feel closer to my father in heaven and know that he appreciates my service. I feel that He is serving and helping these people through me. I am an instrument in the Lord's hands and I hope to help as many people as I possibly can. The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints focuses heavily on service and families. Family is so important and it is vital to keep close to them and to love them and cherish them. Although as a teenager it is at times difficult to understand my parents' point of view or to want to listen to them, I know that I love them and I know that I must listen to their counsel with love. I am so grateful to have the Gospel in my life. It makes my life so much easier. Some people may think its hard to live by our standards, but I think it would be much harder to live without them. It would be so hard for me to live not knowing that I am a daughter of God and that He loves me. It would be so hard for me to wake up not knowing what had happened the night before from being so drunk. It would be much harder to wake up one day in high school only to realize that I am pregnant. It would be much harder to get through my days if I didn't begin my day by reading my scriptures and praying for strength. Life is hard. I don't know how people make it through happily without the Gospel of Jesus Christ in their lives.