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Hi I'm Brittney Nichole

About Me

I've been a member of the church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints since March 11th, 2007. I was 19 almost 20 when I joined. I've been happily married since July of 2008. I graduated college in May, 2009 with a bachelors of science in chemistry. I am currently attending school to obtain my second major in Nursing and a minor in Spanish. I have a Jack Russell mixed breed dog named "Marbel." I enjoy writing non-fiction. My favorite color is green.

Why I am a Mormon

For quite some time, I've felt that I have always been a Mormon, I just didn't know it until I was 19. On a day in November of 2006, I was driving home, and I was crying. I was frustrated and overwhelmed with my life. For the first time in years, I decided to pray (I kept my eyes open, I was driving after all). I said, "God, I don't know why, but I know you are there. I don't want to be sad anymore. I don't want to be confused anymore. What do you want from me? Please, show me what you want me to do with my life." When I got home, the missionaries knocked on my door for the first time. I knew there was something different about them. They had such joy and love shining in their eyes. I thought, 'I want that.' I asked them hundreds of questions. I've always been inquisitive and curious. I thought it was remarkable that these young boys were able to answer questions for me that other religious scholars hadn't been able to answer. When they started teaching me the gospel lessons, I felt within me that I already knew the information, somehow. When I read the Book of Mormon (and managed to put aside my own cynicism), I felt an overwhelming witness from the Holy Ghost that the book was based on factual events. The witness felt like something pouring into me, filling up my sorrows and replacing it with joy. It brought me to my knees to ask for forgiveness as it made me aware of my need to BE forgiven. As a teenager, I often felt as Joseph Smith felt before he kneeled in the sacred grove to pray. I was confused by different sects of Christianity teaching different beliefs and doctrines. I had seen differing opinions about the same verse of scripture which left me to wonder how the bible could be the ultimate authority for solving religious disagreements. I thought surely God would not be the author of such confusion. Though there is much truth in other churches today, I know that the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints contains the wholeness of truth, because Christ has given us prophets and apostles guide us by revelation and priesthood authority during these perilous times.

How I live my faith

I teach Sunday school (ages 10-12) with my husband. Every day, I pray to our Father in Heaven, because open communication is vital to keep our hearts in tune with His will. I enjoy reflecting upon different principles in the church, and I often share my thoughts as notes on my facebook page. I enjoy giving 10% of the money I earn to Latter-day Saint church, because the Lord has asked us to tithe (Malachi 3:8-10). It helps my husband and I refocus our priorities on things that are most important like family and charity unto others. I know that the church is very organized and redistributes the money we give to needy families across the world. Mostly, I live my faith by learning from every experience I have. When I have trials in life, I always ask myself, "What does the Lord want me to learn from this?" It is important to me that I am constantly seeking to better myself daily.

Why do Mormon missionaries proselyte?

Brittney Nichole
Missionaries proselyte in order to share the wonderful message of our savior, Jesus Christ. There are many lost people in the world that are searching for God's truth, but they don't know where to look. I was one of those people that wanted to know Christ, but I didn't understand much of Christian Doctrine. I'm grateful that the missionaries knocked on my door. They helped to clarifying SO much of the confusion and misconceptions I had been taught about Heaven and Hell and the Bible. The missionaries pray to know the will of the Lord. They pray to know who they should teach and what they should teach to help people come unto Christ and feel of his redeeming power. They help people understand Christ's mission and purpose on the earth and as well as their own purpose as sons and daughters of our Heavenly Father. Show more Show less

How can I know Mormonism is true?

Brittney Nichole
The really neat thing about the missionaries and members of the LDS church is that they never ask you to take their word for it. We know that Heavenly Father answers our prayers, and He will speak to our hearts and minds through the power of the Holy Ghost when we sincerely ask Him to know the truth of these things. Every answer I've read to this question cites a scripture from Moroni 10:4-5 in the Book of Mormon: Another Testament of Jesus Christ. It is only appropriate that I quote it now: "And when ye shall receive these things, I would exhort you that ye would ask God, the Eternal Father, in the name of Christ, if these things are not true; and if ye shall ask with a sincere heart, with real intent, having faith in Christ, he will manifest the truth of it unto you, by the power of the Holy Ghost. And by the power of the Holy Ghost ye may know the truth of all things." There are important points in this scripture that need to be emphasized. One must have a sincere heart and real intent, which means you must really want to know the answer to the question you pray about. I've known people that will pray to know the truth, but they receive no answer. This happens because they have already decided they know already by themselves what is true. The Lord wants us to be humble and willing to accept any answer He gives us- not just the one we expect Him to give. Show more Show less