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Hi I'm Hillary

I dissect cadavers. I'm a writer. I love Irish dancing. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

When I was really little I started writing books. I could hardly spell but I loved trying to draw/trace pictures and coming up with stories about them. Now I'm working on writing a fantasy trilogy. Hopefully someday I get something published. I'm going to college and I'm an English Major. But I'm also studying to become a doctor. When I was 14 I saw an orthopedic surgery and I thought, "This is amazing! I want to help people like this!" One of my favorite classes was dissection lab. My roommates think that's really weird, but it was really an amazing experience. I started playing the violin at age 11. I'm not like a child prodigy or anything but I love tearing up a good Allegro when I'm mad. It's like a punching bag for musicians! I also Irish dance. A little. I'm a nerd. I love playing video and board games. I love watching You-Tube videos. I love science. I'm so not atheletic, though I like watching others play, and I'm learning to like racquet-ball and golf. I love music, chocolate ice-cream, hanging out with friends, and watching movies. I'm long-winded. I love life!

Why I am a Mormon

I was lucky enough to be born into a family that already were members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. I guess I have 2 conversion storeis. At age 11 I had a teacher in the Church who challenged me to pray about The Book of Mormon. I did for a few days, but when I went back the next week to church I still hadn't gotten an answer. But during one of the classes at chruch we watched a video. The prophet at the time, Gordon B. Hinckley, was speaking about Jesus Christ. I don't really remember what he was saying, but I was filled with a wonderful feeling that I can't describe. It was something like joy, but even better. I knew it was the Holy Ghost, and He told me in my mind and my heart that the Book of Mormon was true. I've had many similar experiences with the feelings of the Holy Ghost. But when I entered college I started to wonder if I had made it all up in my head. Maybe after praying about the Book of Mormon I just wanted to believe it was true, and that feeling of joy was just wishful thinking. So I prayed again. I begged my Heavenly Father to give me another answer. And in little ways He did. The Holy Ghost guided me and protected me throughout college, and I felt His peace at times, but I still doubted. What if it was all in my head? What if the amazing miracles in my life were coincidences? For 2 years this went on, until one night I asked God to take away my doubt. I woke up the next morning, knowing that this is the true church of Christ. I didn't have that overwhelming feeling. I didn't hear a voice. I just knew it was true. The only answer I can give is that the Lord caused me to know. I couldn't make that up. I couldn't have forced myself to know; I was doubting just the night before. God answered my prayer in the way I needed. I know this is His church.

How I live my faith

To me, knowing we are all children of a loving God is very important. I've been so blessed by His gospel that I wanted to share it with my brothers and sisters. So, right now I'm a missionary (which means I put off the video games, violin, writing, medical stuff, etc until after my mission), and I share the gospel with others.. I love seeing the change that comes in people's lives as they learn the truth, change, and come unto Christ. The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints is more than a religion. It's a way of life. When I make a decision, I try to remember to ask myself, "Will this make my Heavenly Father proud?" I try every day to become more like my Savior. That's really the whole point of life, I think.

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

Hillary
The answer is YES! And that's the best news ever! That means that no matter what we go through in this life, everything will be alright in the end. Show more Show less

What does Mormonism teach regarding baptism?

Hillary
The Savior taught that unless a man be born of water and of the Spirit he cannot enter the Kingdom of Heaven (John 3:7). Baptism is essential to returning to live with God. We make a promise at baptism that we will follow Jesus Christ throughout our lives. In exchange, we get to start over with a clean slate. All our past sins are washed away. And then throughout our lives we do our best to keep the commandments and follow Christ. Every week we take the sacrament, which Jesus Christ started when he broke bread with his apostles at the last supper. When we take it, we renew our promises at baptism, and God repromises to forgive us of the mistakes we make because Jesus paid the price for our sins. Show more Show less