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Hi I'm Holly!

I love geography, food, and my best friend, who happens to be my husband. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I am a Florida girl who transplanted to Utah for college. I met and married my best friend in May of 2010. I just graduated in April 2011 with my degree in Geography emphasizing in Geospatial Intelligence. I dream of traveling the world one day with my husband and soaking up all the different cultures out there. As well as visiting lots and lots of temples! They are my favorite. I have a deep love for the military. I could play volleyball every day for the rest of my life and be happy. Oh, and I can't wait to have cute kiddos in the (not too) distant future!

Why I am a Mormon

I'm a Mormon because it guides me in every aspect of my life. Also because I love my family more than anything the world could ever offer and being a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints provides the opportunity for me to be with my loved ones not only in this life, but for eternity. One day less than forever would literally not be enough time for me to be with my husband. I love the hope that the Gospel can bring when you make mistakes or feel down. I love knowing that I am never alone and that I can always do better tomorrow than I did yesterday. I also love having the knowledge that I have potential to become perfected through my Savior. Having the constant companionship of the Holy Ghost gives me confidence to make decisions (especially the tough ones) because I know he has my back and will always guide me if I allow him. The structure yet sweet spirit that the Gospel of Jesus Christ offers is unique to anything else on Earth and gives greater joy, peace, and true happiness than anything else ever could.

How I live my faith

I am currently serving in my Ward's Primary. Primary for the children of our Church. From 18mos. to 3 years the children are in Nursery. From ages 3-12 we have them in Primary where they learn on Sunday through singing and lessons. The point of Primary is to teach the children the principles of the Gospel, help them understand and keep their baptismal covenants, and to help them know that their Heavenly Father and Jesus Christ love them dearly. Children are so funny and cute. It is also amazing to see how they recognize simple and pure truth so easily.

What do Mormons believe about the Holy Ghost? Who is the Holy Ghost?

Holly!
The Holy Ghost is the third member of the Godhead. Heavenly Father or God and Jesus Christ, make up the other two members. The Holy Ghost is a separate being. He isn't just some mystical creature or idea. He doesn't have flesh and bones, but he is a personage. The Holy Ghost has several purposes. He is to testify of truth to us, comfort us in times of trial, sadness, or danger, and to sanctify us. He is an eternal friend, guide, and teacher. The Holy Ghost can visit anyone to administer one of the above mentioned actions. However, he cannot be with us always unless we are baptized and confirmed a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints and live worthy to have him with us. I have personally felt the Holy Ghost in my own life and can tell you with surety that I know he is real. Show more Show less

What is the Book of Mormon?

Holly!
The Book of Mormon is another testament of Jesus Christ. It is a record of the people who lived on the American continent in ancient times. At the end of the book, in Moroni 104, a promise is made to anyone who reads it that if they sincerely pray the Holy Ghost will let them know that it is true. Show more Show less

Why are only some Mormons allowed into temples? Is there something secret going on in Mormon Temples? What goes on in Mormon Temples?

Holly!
While anyone is more than welcome to walk around the beautiful temple grounds of an LDS temple or to tour during an open house, only worthy members who hold a temple recommend from their local leaders are allowed inside the temple. This is because we strongly believe that the temple is very sacred ground and a literal House of the Lord. In order to keep the temple pure, we have certain standards that baptized members of the Church must uphold in order to attend the temple. There is nothing secretive about the temple--just sacred. We learn eternal truths in the temple, receive sacred ordinances, including marriage for time and all eternity, that seals a husband and wife together forever. Show more Show less