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Hi I'm Hannah

I'm a daughter of a loving Heavenly Father and I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I am a student at Brigham Young University. I am studying Elementary Education and minoring in Ballroom Dance. I love swimming and in High School co-captained the team. I also love dancing. Since I was very young I have been doing ballet, tap, and jazz but at BYU I switched to Ballroom and find joy in performing and working on being the best I can be. I have three older brothers-2 married and one at Brigham Young University Idaho. We love playing sports, swimming, video games and blasting country music together.

Why I am a Mormon

I was born into a faithful church attending family, but used to secretly despise going. My friends got to play outside riding bikes and other fun activities while I felt cooped up wearing a dress and a bow in my hair listening to the same old stories about Noah and the Ark. When I was fifteen, my parents literally forced me to go on a youth group trip to Wyoming called Trek. The idea was to experience what early church members who sacrificed everything to follow the prophet Brigham Young, had to experience. We were given 4oz of flour for breakfast, pulled handcarts containing all that we had, trekked through rivers, up hills, through sand, it was physically exhausting. But spiritually the most amazing experience of my life. While on this crazy trip, I got extremely sick and was given a priesthood blessing. In the blessing I was promised that if I changed and became a faithful disciple of Christ that I would be happier. I felt a warm, happy, and almost exhausting sensation during the blessing...it was the spirit testifying of what was being said was in fact truth. My life changed from that trip. I started reading the scriptures and kneeling down morning and night to pray. I tried enjoying church and looking for application and deeper meaning to the talks in my own life. I found happiness! Since then I have come to realize I have a best friend who is perfect in every way...Christ. He listens, he guides, he understands, and as long as I live righteously, he'll never EVER leave me. I am so grateful for my parents who prayed for me and knew what was best when they sent me on a 32 hour bus ride to one of the best weeks ever for me!

How I live my faith

When I was in high school just north of Seattle in the suburbs I was the only Mormon girl in my graduating class. Each day I would wake up, attend 6am seminary and then go to high school across the street. Often times in classes my peers would be betting small amounts of money playing cards or watching inappropriate videos on their phones--I found joy in talking to quieter and more reserved kids, getting to know my teachers, and reading other great works in literature that weren't found on the book lists. I feel like classmates noticed that I completed the reading for my classes and that I was honest and kind to those around me--it made me happy, but really I was just trying to emulate Jesus Christ and his perfect example for me. Now in college, I am surrounded by people of my faith and although I am almost a thousand miles from home I have found friends, stability, and a family through the church members at BYU. Everyone around me uplifts me and helps me realize my full potential as a daughter of God. Someday I hope to earn a degree, become a wife and then a mother, but right now I am just happy to be at a college full of kids with high standards.