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Hi I'm Hannah

I'm a relatively typical teenager. I try to go against any stereo-types and labels people might give me. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I absolutely LOVE art. Anything to do with it, whether it's created by me or someone else. And I especially love different people. And by that I don't mean people that I haven't met before (all though that can be pretty great too), I mean I love people that have something weird or unique about them. And I especially love people who are okay with that and display it for the world to see. I love learning too. About different cultures, religions, ideas, you name it. If you have something interesting to teach me, then you might just be able to keep my attention. Which, trust me, is a feat in and of itself. High school can suck sometimes, but for the most part I survive. Between trying to navigate the waters of dating, friends, teachers, and homework, I'm pretty busy. I also work at a bakery, which is ironic since I can't cook to save my life. Whatever, it's probably fine. Throw a little service in every once in a while, and my life can get pretty crazy. But I like it. Oh, and I almost forgot. I'm a mormon. I belong to the church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, and I love it with all my heart. My life is chaotic and I always have something or someone that requires my attention, and everything is ALWAYS changing, evolving, falling apart. Except for this. This part of me is the one thing that always stays the same. This knowledge that I have, about God and his love for me, it keeps me happy, even though life's not perfect and never will be. That's what keeps me going.

Why I am a Mormon

Why am I Mormon? Well, I was born into this religion, but of course that's no reason. I have my own free will. The reason that I choose to follow Him is simple. It makes me happy. I don't really think that any other reason is necessary. People spend their whole lives searching for happiness and love, but most people are looking in all the wrong places. The reason I think every human is searching for the same thing is this: God loves each and every one of us, with a love none of us can comprehend. Why do you think that love stories and love songs are always so popular? Everyone is searching for that love, they just don't realize it. I think everyone (sub-consciously) remembers how it felt to be so completely and infinitely loved, and so when they find the Gospel, and feel pieces of that love through the testimony of the Holy Ghost, there is no way that it can be denied. Because it answers that instinctive need that Humans have for love. But I digress. I have a testimony of the reality of God the father and his son Jesus Christ. I know who they are and they know who I am. And they know you. I have been shown many times the love that he has for me, and for others as well. I don't think it's a hard choice when it comes to choosing to live the principles Christ taught. If it makes you happy and it makes others happy, and if you can find through this Gospel the true and eternal love that your Heavenly father freely offers you, then how is it a hard choice? It wasn't for me. I bear my testimony in the name of Jesus Christ that this Gospel is true. And that the principles taught in it will bring you happiness and give you knowledge. I testify of the truth of this and the Book of Mormon, and promise it will enrich your life if you'll read it with an open heart, and I say these things in the name of Jesus Christ, Amen.

How I live my faith

I live my faith by trying to make sure that everyone I come into contact with feels a little more loved than they did before I met them. Sometimes I'm not so good at that, but I like to think that every once in a while I help someone. After all, Jesus said that the most important commandment was to love God, and that the second most important commandment was to love your neighbor. So I figure those are two good goals to have in life.

What do Mormons believe is the purpose of life?

The purpose of life, simply put, is a necessary experience and a small part of a grand, eternal plan laid out by our Heavenly Father. Every single person that is born has eternal worth and a divine reason for being here. One way to look at our Earth life is that it's like an open book test. We've been sent here to learn and grow and be tested, but we've also been given tools and gifts that will help us know right from wrong, such as the Bible and the Book of Mormon, the Holy Ghost, and the counselings of a living prophet. Because we're living a mortal life we have to experience trials and hardships, sometimes ones that we feel like we can't handle. But the Lord has promised that he will never give us something we can't handle, and that He will always be right by our side with out stretched arms, waiting to help us. We're sent here so that we can learn and grow and eventually becoming more like our Heavenly Father and Jesus Christ. Show more Show less