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Hi I'm Hannah

I'm a horrible speller.I love to write poetry. History is my passion. I'm scared of spiders.I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I am seventeen years old and a Junior in High School and a Freshman in College. I am in a Running Start program that allows me to take classes at a college to get credit for my AA and gain high school credits. I loath math and it drives me crazy, but I love History; someday I would like to become a high school history teacher. I love to curl up on the couch and watch chick flicks that make me smile and have happy endings. My favorite cookies are Oreos and I eat the filling before the cookie. I like to write poetry in my spare time or read the latest Sarah Dessen novel. Spiders scare me to no extent and I have to have someone else kill them for me. Teriyaki chicken is my favorite food and I could eat it every day. Photography is one of my hobbies. There is something magical about capturing a moment in time so that later on you can look back and remember every feeling you felt at that time. I am an average teenage girl that laughs to hard, cries to much, and smiles though my world may not be perfect.

Why I am a Mormon

My mother is a convert and my father has been a member his whole life. Though I was born into the Church, I still had to gain a testimony for myself. Up until I was fourteen I lived my life like a Mormon should. I went to church every Sunday, read my scriptures everyday and prayed every night. Although this is true I did not gain a complete testimony until I was fourteen.In 8th grade my friend and her two sisters were killed in a house fire.It was then that I began to question if I really believed the church was true. That night I decided to kneel down for the first time and pray aloud. I did not understand how someone so young could be taken from this earth so soon....or why such a powerful God would allow it to happen. I prayed to know for myself weather the church was true and I received and answer. My experience might not have been the same as Joseph Smith's but for me it was the answer that made my testimony rock hard. My answer was yes, that I was doing the right thing by being a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints. for the first time ever I was able to say that 100% I know the church is true. When I received this answer I knew that God had a greater plan for my friend and that she was in Heaven, a place where she would feel no pain and continue to serve the Lord. I have not doubted the trueness of the Church since. I live knowing I have a purpose in a world so big and everyone else does too. I have found so much strength in my life in knowing that out of billions of people on this earth, Heavenly Father would take the time to answer my single prayer. To God, we are all his children and he loves us so much that he give up his only begotten son so that we can return to live with him again. Christ suffered on the cross and bore all of our sins because he loves us. I know he will never turn his back on me and that he knows me personal, even though I'm just an average 17 year old girl in a world filled with trillions of people.

How I live my faith

Being a teenager can be very confusing and a bit scary... but the church has and does help me navigate where I should be and protects me from a lot of poor decisions and heart break in the long run. Some may say that being Mormon has so many restrictions... but that's not true, they are one of Heavenly Father's was of protecting us from a world that has strayed so far from morality. Anything seems to go and no one wants to step on anyone's toes. I willingly make the decision to live the life I do every day. No one forces me to wear modest clothing or to remain abstinent until I am married, I decide for myself. I deal with other teenagers and even sometimes adults who think my beliefs are wrong or unimportant. To me these statements could not be more far from the truth. I am blessed my my religion and it has helped me and helped me far beyond description. I live my religion every day. Knowing the church is true does not make my trials less difficult, but it does help me to bear them and to know why I am going through them. This gives me strength to get up each morning and live my life. I trusting the Lord and his timing, he knows what is best. I have found that instead of being limited by the guidelines of the church, I am actually set free. By not drinking coffee I avoid addiction and save a lot of money. By choosing not to drink alcohol or doing drugs, I avoid the damage that is done by the use of ether and I will always be in control of my actions. When I choose to wear clothing that covers my body I show boys that I respect myself and that I want respect. If you can not even respect your body then how can you require another to do so? I enjoy the ability to say that I am in charge of my life not the world and that I stand for what is true, even though those around me would speak differently. Being different and standing out is not easy but it sure is worth it. I am proud to say I am a Mormon .