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Hi I'm Billy Hancock

I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I am university student, studying Mechanical Engineering and Mathematics and preparing to attend Law School. I enjoyed teaching Spanish to missionaries for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints at the Missionary Training Center (MTC) for the past year, but recently left teaching to dedicate more time to my own education. I am the youngest of 5 children and love my siblings! They are all now married and have blessed me with 3 nieces and 5 nephews. I love being an uncle, though I regret not being able to spend more time with them because of school and work. I inherited a LOVE for music from my father. I enjoy playing the piano, guitar, and singing both classical and contemporary music. My dad writes his own music as well, which I do my best to pick up and play. Another important hobby of mine is reading. I love reading because it gives me an opportunity to understand other's perspectives, faith, and experiences. When I was younger I read mostly science-fiction and fantasy; now, I read mostly non-fiction. Growing up I played sports as often as I could with my friends and family. A few I enjoy the most are snowboarding, tennis, football, and soccer.

Why I am a Mormon

I am a Mormon because I am a truth-seeker! "All I know is that I know nothing", or at most very little. So I spend a lot of time reasoning with myself, others, and God through meditation, scripture study, and prayer. While I remained humble when I consider all I still don't understand, I am SO grateful for the little knowledge God has given me. The Mormon doctrine encourages this truth-seeking. "Ask, and it shall be given; you seek, and ye shall find; knock, and it shall be opened unto you". The story of the boy Joseph Smith fascinates me! To think that God communes with man as intimately as Joseph records is incredible. Unlike him, I have never seen God. But the more I follow Christ's teachings in the Book of Mormon and Holy Bible, the more I feel like God is somehow talking to me too.

How I live my faith

My Dad founded an organization that assists the homeless as well as woman and children in crisis. I enjoy helping him as much as I can! Sometimes I'll go with him downtown when he feeds and visits with the homeless. Also, I love visiting the woman's shelters he began to spend time with the kids, do yard-work, or just help in any way I can!

How can we increase our faith in Jesus Christ?

Billy Hancock
One of the greatest ways we can increase our faith and really come to know the Savior is by serving others. I think we've all felt, at some time in our life, an unusual sensation to call someone up just to say high, or to smile at a total stranger, or maybe send someone an anonymous card or gift. I believe that is God speaking to us. The more we follow that feeling, or that voice inside our heart, the more familiar His voice will become. Then one day, probably before we ever die and meet Jesus face to face, we will recognize His voice with perfect clarity, as if He's our best friend. A great king and prophet in the Book of Mormon posed this question: "For how knoweth a man the master whom he has not served, and who is a stranger unto him, and is far from the thoughts and intents of his heart?" Show more Show less