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Hi I'm Hannah Brown McKay

I'm a political science major who loves eating healthy, sports, movies, and writing fiction. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

Right now my husband and I are living in North Carolina while he is attending Wake Forest medical school and I am working at Wake Forest law school. I graduated from college with a degree in political science. I enjoy reading, eating healthy, playing sports and I am currently working on writing a novel. My husband and I love meeting new people, experiencing new places, and learning about the world.

Why I am a Mormon

I am member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints not only because my parents are both members and I was born into the church, but also because I have gained a testimony for myself of the truthfulness of the gospel. By consistently attending church meetings all throughout my youth I was able to live the principles I was taught and experience the joy and blessings I received by following those principles. Of course I have experienced hardship and trials, but my burdens are made easier through my faith and trust in the Savior Jesus Christ and the knowledge that he has suffered for my sins so that I have the opportunity to repent and live a righteous life. I know this church is true because I have felt the power of the Holy Ghost many times witness to me of its truthfulness. I know that Heavenly Father hears and answers my prayers and that he has a constant hand in my life. I know that if I am obedient then I will be able to live with Him and my family again after we die.

How I live my faith

I live my faith by always doing my best to follow the teachings of the gospel. One of the main ways I try to live my faith is by studying my scriptures and saying my prayers everyday. While I may not always study my scriptures as well as I would wish each day, I always make sure that I never go to bed without praying to my Heavenly Father. Constant prayer and scripture study enables me to keep myself on a righteous path and shows me how I can improve my life. I often try to pick a specific aspect of my life and try to improve that aspect for a week. For example, this week I am trying to work on the weakness of gossiping. I am going to try my best to avoid saying anything that would be hurtful to anyone if I said it in their company.

Why is The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints called Mormons or Mormonism?

Hannah Brown McKay
Members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints are frequently called Mormons because it is a nickname that arose from the early beginnings of the organization of the church. When the church was first organized, many people recognized the church by associating it with the Book of Mormon. Because the Book of Mormon is one of the most unique and important parts of our church, it makes sense that people would remember the name and begin to call members of the church who read the book 'Mormons.' Like the Bible, the Book of Mormon is a testament of Jesus Christ. It is a record of the Jews that lived on the American continent before, during and after the time of Christ. It is called the Book of Mormon because Mormon was the name of a prophet who compiled the final version of the record and buried it so that the prophet Joseph Smith could retrieve it centuries later with the help of the Lord. We believe that Joseph Smith was instructed by the Lord to retrieve the plates and with the help of the Lord he was able to translate the book into English. While we may often refer to ourselves as Mormons, it is important to recognize that we do not worship Mormon in any way. Like the official name of the church states, we are the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, which means that all aspects of our church are centered on Jesus Christ. Show more Show less