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Hi I'm Hannah

I grew up in California. I'm a linguist, an ESL teacher, and I love to travel. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I graduated from college not too long ago, in Linguistics and TESOL - Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages. Languages are my passion. I speak some Welsh and Russian, and a bit of Japanese and Hawaiian, and I think that by teaching English I am offering something to the world that I have and that others need. I also love music - I play the piano and want to learn to play the violin. When I'm not learning languages or making music, I enjoy working with animals. I've raised guide dogs and trained race horses. I want to travel the world, meet new people, and experience new cultures. I got married a few years ago, and it's been a lot of fun starting my own family. My husband is the greatest. We like to cook ethnic foods together, spend time outdoors, read, watch movies. Sometimes we even like to just hang out at home and play MarioKart or Final Fantasy. We have a baby girl now and love playing with her. She is just the cutest.

Why I am a Mormon

I'm a Mormon because of the happiness it has brought to my life. I know where I came from, why I'm here, and where I'm going after this. I know that the teachings of the LDS Church are true, and I know that not because somebody told me, but because of those feelings of the Holy Spirit (see Galatians 5:22-23) that touch my heart with peace every day as I reflect on God's plan for me.

How I live my faith

Every day I try to set a Christlike example for those around me. I believe that my first reaction to any situation should be to sit back for a moment and consider what Christ would do - and then do my best to do it. I love to serve in any way that I am asked - whether that be teaching, playing the piano in church, participating in an organized service project, or just paying a visit to someone who's lonely, I love to help out.

Are all Mormons required to serve a mission?

No, Mormons are not required to serve missions at all. However, many Mormons choose to serve a mission because they want to share with others the joy that the Gospel has brought to their own lives. That was why I chose a mission, and I have never regretted it. I learned countless life lessons, met the incredible people of northwest Washington, and more importantly, truly discovered what I believed in and why while I served a mission. Show more Show less