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Hi I'm Holly

I listen to country music. I love bon fires, big trucks, and Four Wheelers. I'm a Southern Belle and I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I am a southern Belle from a very small town in Georgia. I am proud of where I come from and who I am because of it. You might say that I am a bit of a Redneck. I love country music, big trucks, and bon fires on the weekend. I graduated from college in December of 2009 majoring in Geography with a minor in Business Management. I have been working as a Communications Officer 911 Dispatcher since June of 2010. I love my job and the opportunity it gives me to help others on a daily basis. I am a Sports-a-Holic! I play basketball, softball, soccer, and volleyball and love just about every other sport out there. I sing and play the piano and the Mandolin for the most part. I love to laugh and have a good time. I am full believer in living your religion and still being able to have fun. I really just want to try and make the world a better place. 

Why I am a Mormon

Mormonism runs pretty deeply in my family's history. I am a 5th Generation Mormon (all in Georgia). My family sacrificed a lot in a time where religious freedom was not so free in the south. They were persecuted but stayed strong to what they believed to be true. My Father joined the Mormon church right after he married my mom. Even after all this, I knew that it was important to find a testimony of my own. I don't believe in blind followership. I want to do the research about things and find out for myself if they are true. That's what I did. I was the only member of the church in my high school. I had every opportunity to turn away from my beliefs, but I knew that I couldn't. I have prayed and read the scriptures and every time I have asked for a reasurance of the truth, I have received a resounding "YES!!" I can tell you first hand that life is not easy. I grew up pretty poor. We didn't always have the things we needed. We struggled on a daily basis to make it through. I have had to work hard for everything that I have ever had. This includes my testimony. The truth of the Gospel of Jesus Christ and of this church is something that I stand firmly upon. I know without a doubt that this is where I'm supposed to be. I have seen it change other people's lives, and most of all, I have seen it change my own.

How I live my faith

Right now I am a member of a Young Single Adult Ward in Atlanta, GA. It is amazing, I have to opportunity to be around people my own age who are in the same stage in life and to have a great time living the gospel. I serve as a Ward Missionary. I try and help reach out to people who are struggling to find the truth. We have such an amazing group. I love to participate in group activities, including the Choir at church. All of my roommates are members of the church and we get to share great discussions about the Gospel and how we can apply it in our daily lives. I work in a police department where I am the only Mormon. I have the chance to share by example. Everyone knows that I don't drink or smoke, which is a rarity there. I'm not shy about who I am and love to share what I know when people ask me.

Why do Mormons believe in the Bible?

Holly
I love the Bible. I know and believe that it is the word of God. I grew up around many bible based churches in the South. I love and appreciate those who adhere so strongly to the Bible. I have had the opportunity to read both the Old and New Testaments and have learned life changing lessons from them. The Bible tells of God and christ's dealings with the ancient peoples. It tells of the life of Christ and of all the Great Prophets who lived before the time of Christ. It is Truth. I also know the Book of Mormon to be truth. It helps to expand and clarify on questions that I may have. Together with the Bible, the Book of Mormon allows me to have a fullness of truth. I cherish both of these books with all of my heart. Show more Show less