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Hi I'm Hannah

I'm a massage therapist, an avid cyclist, and I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I'm the youngest of three children. My family is my rock, though it isn't necessarily the "typical" Mormon family. My dad was baptized before he married my mom in the temple but he stopped going to church shortly after they were married. Needless to say, there have been some differences in opinions regarding religion since then. Though I would have loved to have my whole family with me every Sunday, my mom gave me an incredible example of a strong Latter Day Saint. It is because of her that I am not afraid to stand up and say, "I'm a Mormon." In addition to being a Mormon, I'm also a massage therapist, a student of biology/psychology, an artist, a runner, and an avid cyclist. I absolutely love to be outdoors. If I'm not outside, I'm probably baking.

Why I am a Mormon

When I moved out of my parent's house to continue my education, I had decided for myself that I wasn't going to go to church anymore. It just seemed like too much work. Fortunately, the Lord had other plans for me. He placed wonderful people in my life that encouraged me to join them at church. Resistant at first, I tried to focus on finding other forms of spirituality. I spent countless hours researching other forms of thought, meditating, and talking with friends from other faiths. However, I felt this void in my life. I knew that it had to be the missing gospel. So I attended church again. A few weeks later I was given a calling as a ward missionary, which terrified me at first. I asked our mission leader to give me a blessing. I will always look at that blessing as a turning point in my life. I know, beyond a doubt, that the Lord speaks to us through Priesthood authority. He is continually watching over us. He knows us and our hearts. He knows what is best for us, even if we don't think it is. The joy and comfort that I have found through His gospel is unmeasurable. It is far beyond anything I could have ever crafted for myself. He is our loving Heavenly Father and He lives.

How I live my faith

This past year, I had the wonderful opportunity to work closely with the women in our ward. I was strengthened by their diligence as I was in charge of taking note of who was attending church and church activities. I helped organize service activities with the women, including making quilts to donate to those in need. I do my best to support the women in their own callings as well. We've developed a real sense of family within our student ward and I know that I can call on anyone there if I am in a time of need.