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Hi I'm Hollis.

I grew up in Seattle, Washington. I recently graduated from the University of Washington. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I recently graduated from the University of Washington. I studied Native American History and minored in Environmental Studies. I would like to work in forestry some day. I enjoy outdoor activities, especially hiking in my home state of Washington. I love nature and the outdoors. I also am an avid reader and enjoy carving wood. I also enjoy playing music and singing with my wife.

Why I am a Mormon

A lot of people talk about how science is the opposite of religion and some people believe it. My faith isn't blind. I grew up going to the LDS church with my family and was regularly encouraged to seek knowledge and answers for myself. Even though God calls prophets to lead and guide his people, he also expects us to seek understanding for ourselves. In the first chapter in the gospel of John in the New Testament, the Savior challenges his disciples to "come and see" for themselves. He repeatedly asks his followers and skeptics to test his words to see if they are not true. I have chosen to try the principles Jesus teaches through his prophets to see if they bring me happiness. I have found them to be true. As I have gone to church, I have found peace in my heart. As I have repented of my sins in the name of Jesus Christ, I have felt forgiveness, and am burdened by my sins no more. I know the Atonement of Jesus Christ is real because I have felt its power work in my life. I have also come to recognize the impressions and promptings of the Holy Ghost and gain personal revelation. Through to confirmation of the Holy Ghost, I have come to know that Joseph Smith is a prophet of God, the Book of Mormon and the Bible are the word of God and that President Thomas S. Monson is God's chosen mouthpiece on the earth right now.

How I live my faith

I have taught Sunday School to the Youth in my ward. I try my best to be optimistic and give others the benefit of the doubt. It has helped keep me from judging others and holding grudges.