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Hi I'm Hanna

I am from South Carolina. I am a Mormon. I love music, movies, shopping, scrapbooking, bowling, and riding 4wheelers

About Me

I work as an Academic Success Coach at USC! Go Gamecocks! I LOVE my job! I love to read especially southern novels. I love movies and music. I'm addicted to my Ipod and I love all kinds of music, I also enjoy participating in family history scrap booking, playing board games and spending time with my family. I recently got into blogging. http://hannadebruhl125.wordpress.com/

Why I am a Mormon

I grew up in the church and I have always known that its true and I cannot explain it. I know like I know that Heavenly Father loves me and hears my prayers. I just know and the Gospel makes sense to me and it fits together. I know that Joseph Smith prayed to Heavenly Father and that He along with Jesus Christ appeared to him and I cannot deny that and I don't want to. I know that Heavenly Father has a plan for me and that He loves me no matter what and I know that Jesus Christ suffered for our sins and sorrows. He loves us too and He bears our burdens and always wants us in his fold. I love being a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints.

How I live my faith

I live my faith by trying to be like Jesus Christ everyday. I try to serve others and have recently gotten into family history. I have a true testimony of its importance. I also share the Gospel with others through talking to them about our church and sharing church materials with them.

What are some things that tell you there is a God?

Hanna
The earth and all its creations. The sun rising and setting, the ocean waves, my beautiful nephews. When I get answers to my prayers. I feel it in my heart. To know there is a God, you have to have faith and then build a relationship with Him and the more that you do that, the more that you will know He is really there! Show more Show less

Do Mormons worship Joseph Smith?

Hanna
No, we do not worship Joseph Smith. We revere him as a prophet of God. We respect him for all he did in his life to serve our Heavenly Father. We admire him and I have a personal testimony that he saw Heavenly Father and Jesus Christ. With all that said, we worship the Lord. We pray to our Heavenly Father and we view him as our Creator and Jesus Christ as our Savior. Show more Show less

Why don’t Mormons drink coffee, tea, or alcohol? What is the Mormon Church’s law of health and proper diet?

Hanna
We do not do these things because they are not good for our body and just like we wouldn't put poisonous things in our bodies, we don't partake of these harmful substances. We have the Word of Wisdom that teaches us to put good foods and drink in our bodies, to get plenty of sleep, and to not put harmful things in our body. Show more Show less

How can I know Mormonism is true?

Hanna
PRAY AND ASK WITH REAL INTENT AND A SINCERE HEART AS DIRECTED IN MORMON 1O VERSES 4-5. If you truly want to know if the Gospel is true then ask Heavenly Father and He will answer you! Show more Show less

Do Mormons only help Mormons?

Hanna
Mormons help everyone! We learn in Mosiah that King Benjamin taught that when ye are in the service of your fellow being ye are in the service of your God. We are taught to serve all men regardless of religion, race, etc. Jesus Christ taught and served all people. We want to become more like Him and one of the ways that we can do that is by serving and helping others. Show more Show less

Are Mormons Christians?

Hanna
Yes we are Christians. We believe in Jesus Christ and we know Him. We believe in Him as our Savior and Redeemer. We try to be like Him in all that we do. I have developed a personal relationship with Him and I know that He understands my pains, sorrows, and sadness. I know that He loves me and wants me to return to Him and my Heavenly Father one day. I know that He also knows my joys and happiness. He is our eternal friend if we will let Him be. Show more Show less

Can a husband and wife be together forever? Do Mormons believe that families will live together in heaven?

Hanna
Yes families can be together forever. This is part of the Plan of Salvation. We were families before we came to the earth and we will be families again in the next life. We must keep the commandments and live worthily. If we do all that we can, then yes we can be with our families forever and not just on this earth. Show more Show less

How can we come to know our Father in Heaven?

Hanna
I believe that it begins with prayer. When we pray to Heavenly Father, then we begin to have faith in Him. He becomes our friend and confidante. As we grow in faith, we will begin to act in ways that are pleasing to Him and want to be more righteous. We are not perfect, but as we come to know Heavenly Father, we will desire to try and become perfect. We can also come to know Him by recognizing blessings that He gives us each and everyday. Sometimes they are small things, sometimes they are big things. When we recognize the Lord's hand, then we become more thankful and grateful for what He has blessed us with. I know that if we read our scriptures, we also will come to know Him and we must always pray! Show more Show less

Mormons believe Jesus Christ is their Savior. Why do we need a Savior?

Hanna
We need a Savior because we are imperfect and the Savior makes up the difference! The Savior is to save us from our sins and our burdens. We can be forgiven of our sins through the Atonement of the Savior and be made clean again. The Lord knew that when we came to earth, that we would make mistakes and we would need someone that could help us. Jesus Christ being our Savior is another way that the Lord showed His love for us. He knew that we would need a savior and so Christ was chosen. I am personally thankful for tour Savior because He makes it possible for us to return to Him and Heavenly Father and for us to be with our families forever. Show more Show less

Why are Mormons asked to donate 10% of their income to their Church?

Hanna
We pay this because everything we have, we have because of the Lord. All that he asks of us, is that we give 10%. This money is used to help the needy, build temples, church buildings, help the missionaries, etc. This is a commandment, but it also gives us blessings. Show more Show less

Why do Mormon missionaries proselyte?

Hanna
Mormon missionaries proselyte to bring the word of God to others. They have a testimony of the Savior and they want others to know Christ. They know that the Book of Mormon is true and want to teach others about it. They know what it is like to have the Gospel and be a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints and they want others to know what it is like too. They want to share the joy of the Gospel. Show more Show less

Why don’t women hold the priesthood in The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints? How do Mormon women lead in the Church?

Hanna
Women do not hold the priesthood because it is the way God organized it, but it also because women were given the sacred responsibility and opportunity to have children. Motherhood is the greatest calling that woman will have. Also women have the Relief Society which is an organization in the church, they can be leaders in this organization. They come to know themselves and their Savior. Women are helpmates to the men in the church and are seen as equal. Show more Show less

What is done with the tithing that Mormons pay?

Hanna
Our tithing money is used to first and foremost build the kingdom of God. This can be done in various ways such as helping build temples, church buildings, giving to the needy, or for relief efforts. All of our tithing money is used to help others in some way and serve them and the Lord Show more Show less

What do Mormons believe is the purpose of life?

Hanna
We believe the purpose of this life is to live so that we may return to our Father in heaven, His son, Jesus Christ, and with our families. We believe that we are to share the gospel with all people so that they can learn about the plan of salvation or God's plan of eternal happiness. We believe that we are children of a loving Heavenly Father and that He sent us to earth to learn more about Him and how to be like Him and Jesus Christ so that we can return to them one day. Show more Show less

Who chooses the Mormon prophet?

Hanna
The Lord and Savior Jesus Christ and Heavenly Father. They choose who is the head of the church. It is not chosen by men, but by God. Show more Show less

What blessings can you receive from reading the Book of Mormon, the Bible, and other scriptures?

Hanna
The scriptures bring you closer to Heavenly Father and Jesus Christ. They help them to seem more real and you know that they love us. Reading about them helps you to develop a more personal relationship with them, you can feel the spirit. The scriptures can give you peace and help you feel the Holy Ghost.They can bless you daily as you read and ponder them. The scriptures can help you answer questions that you have and help you avoid temptation. There are so many blessings that the scriptures can give you. They strengthen your faith, your testimony, your hope, and your love for others. You get to know the people in the scriptures as you read about them and you know that they understand things you are going through or have gone through. Show more Show less

Why do some call Mormonism a cult?

Hanna
They do not understand what Mormonism is or they have read things that are not true. We are a peculiar people but we do our best to be like Jesus Christ. We believe in Heavenly Father and Jesus Christ. Show more Show less

Do you really believe there is a prophet like Moses alive today?

Hanna
Why wouldn't there be? With all the chaos in the world and the confusion why wouldn't a loving Heavenly Father provide someone to help guide His children? I know that we have a prophet that leads and guides us. Our prophet, President Thomas S. Monson is a man of God and he helps give us peace and comfort. All God's children can learn from and benefit from hearing our prophet. He loves us and wants to help us. He teaches us through his example and shares with us what the Lord would have us know. Show more Show less

Why do Mormons perform proxy baptisms in their temples?

Hanna
We perform proxy baptisms because it is doing a service for others that they cannot do for themselves. Many people did not have the opportunity to be baptized and the Lord wants all of His children to be given that opportunity whether in this life or the next one. Show more Show less

What does Mormonism teach regarding baptism?

Hanna
We believe that all people can be baptized. Christ set the example to be baptized. We believe that we must be baptized by a man with the proper priesthood authority and that persons should be fully immersed in the water. Also little children do not need to be baptized until they are eight years old. Being baptized is like starting over, you receive forgiveness of your sins and covenant with God to live a good and righteous life. You are given the gift of the Holy Ghost to be with you to help you. This doesn't mean that you have to be perfect, but you must try and do your very best. Show more Show less

Can you tell me about Mormon customs: how you dress for church, what holidays you celebrate, etc.?

Hanna
As members of the church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, we dress modestly. It shows that we have respect for our bodies and for the Lord. We wear our best for Sunday, but everyday we are modest in our appearance. We celebrate Easter, Thanksgiving, and Christmas, also Halloween and other various holidays. We also celebrate birthdays, anniversaries, and other events like graduation. We tend to celebrate these activities with our loved ones and friends. We try to keep Christ at the center of all our holiday especially Christmas and Easter. We also recognize His hand in Thanksgiving and give thanks for all that we have. Show more Show less