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Hi I'm Hannah

I think the arts, Rascal Flatts, and college football are some of the greatest things in life, and I am a Mormon.

About Me

I spend my days studying, writing papers, and reading textbooks. I am currently majoring in English and would love to teach on a collegiate level, write for a respected media company or sideline anchor for ESPN Sports. My biggest dream in life is to stroll through the streets of Europe, and down the hall of some of the world's greatest art museums and monuments which have helped shape our world and country. My whole life I have been taught to find the good in others, their religion, and treat them as a Child of God because after all, we all are children of a loving Heavenly Father who love us and wants the finest for us.

Why I am a Mormon

Although, I was born to parents who were members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, there came a time in my life, I begin to wonder if the teachings I was being taught by them, friends, and church leaders were correct. I knew if Heavenly Father was going to play a role in my life, I needed to act as directed in James 1:5 : "If any of ye lack wisdom, let him ask of God". Having had many trials in my life that have tested my faith, It was during a family vacation to The Sacred Grove, the place where Joseph Smith retired to and prayed to his Heavenly Father to find out which church he should join and in answer saw our Heavenly Father. While visiting, I decided to find out and put to the test for my own self if the things I was being taught was true and if Joseph Smith really honestly saw Heavenly Father and if these events were true, for Heavenly Father to please confirm to me, and I was in the right place, with all of the answers to my questions and would find eternal happiness, and if I was not in the right place for him to give me an answer of which church I shall join. After uttering my prayer, and being prepared for any answer, I felt the most amazing sense of peace come over me, knowing I was right where Heavenly Father wanted me and that he indeed did hear and answer my prayer.

How I live my faith

Through my church callings I am able to live my faith. As a member of the largest womens organization in the world, I have a chance of being assigned several women to visit each month. Each sister ranges in age from 18 years old and up. Each women comes from diffrent walks of life, education levels and abilities. We get to know each other better on a social and spiritual level. Part of my responbilty as their visting teacher, I leave a message from our living prophet to help guide them in returning back to Heavenly Father. Sometimes the messages are on faith, while others focus on strengthening the family.

Are all Mormons required to serve a mission?

Hannah
In the Mormon church not everyone is required to serve a mission. Our church leaders have issued a call, all young men can serve a mission when they are 18, but they do not have to rush out immediately, but when they are ready and feel inclined. Even young women may choose to serve at age 19, if marriage is not in their immediate future and feel a desire to do so. Retired couples have the opportunity to serve missions from their home or go abroad but no one is punished for not serving a mission. Show more Show less

What is the Book of Mormon?

Hannah
The Book of Mormon like the Holy Bible is considered Holy Scripture. The Book of Mormon is another testament of Jesus Christ. Named after Mormon, one of the last ancicent prophets, The primary purpose of the Book of Mormon is to testify to all nations that Jesus Christ is the savior of the world. The Book of Mormon testifies of his birth, life, and death. In the Book of Mormon the crowing point is when our savior appeared to the people of the American Continents and allowed all to feel the nail prints in his side, hands, and feets. Wanting to know if this book was really true and would bring me closer to my Heavenly Father like everyone professed, I recently completed reading this book and I can honestly say, I know this book is true and will bring me closer to my Heavenly Father if I keep his commandments. Show more Show less

Does The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints endorse political parties?

Hannah
No, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints does not endorse political parties. When it comes times for elections of our government leaders, our church leaders encourage us to pray about the candidates that we feel would best run our country and rely on the holy ghost in making those choices. Show more Show less

Do Mormons only help Mormons?

Hannah
When the savior said " Love one another as I have loved you", The Mormon church is truly a living example of this scripture. Striving to follow the saviors example, we show christlike love to all people, nations, tounge and religons. Weather called "to feed the hungry, to clothe the naked, to provide for the widow, to dry up the tear of the orphan, to comfort the afflicted, whether in this church, or in any other, or in no church at all." we do it with a willing heart and helping hands. When catastrophic events take place, the Mormon church has many times arrived with aid first, preparing the way for agenices such as the American Red Cross to provide aid. Show more Show less