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Hi I'm Hannah

I come from a family of all girls. I can knit anything. I am a frisbee goddess and the ultimate band nerd. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I am a current student at Brigham Young University, in Provo Utah, majoring in Biology with a minor in music and chemistry! Band is my pride and joy in life. I have played the french horn for 8 years, and love everything about it! I'm a hard core marching band member here at BYU, my biggest dream being to be a drum major. Outside of band, I love being active and hanging out with friends. My favorite sport is ultimate frisbee, where I'd like to think of myself as a decent player..for a girl :) Before my grammy passed away, she taught me how to knit and crochet. It has become my favorite hobby. I LOVE texting because it helps me keep in touch with high school friends that are two timezones away. My favorite food is Italian and I've started to live off of peanut butter since coming to college. I consider myself a typical college student, with so much to do and so little time, but I always try to find time to devote to the Lord.

Why I am a Mormon

I'm a Mormon because I want to be close to God and my family. Our religion is based around strong, eternal families that are trying to know God together. I am also Mormon because of the Book of Mormon. I'm not the best scripture reader in the world, but I love the time the I get every day to be close to my Lord. A part of our religion that is unique from other faiths is our belief in latter-day prophets. Our prophet and leaders today are such a light in my life. The standards of the church are extensive, and to some limiting, but I am thankful for the rules I set for myself through my church. I feel confident in my modest clothes, I know my language won't offend, and I know that I will be worthy to be married for all eternity in God's temple. Its easy feel alone, but as a Mormon I have come to know that I am never truly alone; God is always there to lift me up, when I'm willing to ask.

How I live my faith

I try to live all of the standard answers of praying, reading scriptures, loving others and obeying the words of the prophets. Every morning and night, I say my prayers and say 10 things I'm thankful for. I read my scriptures in BYU's library every day that I can, and I write any thoughts or goals I make while reading in my journal. I think I also live my faith by always trying to improve. When I'm overwhelmed, I get off facebook for a week: when my life is full of drama I promise to avoid gossiping: when I feel discouraged I sing church hymns. My dream is to get married in the temple to a worthy priesthood holder. I prepare for this by dressing modestly, staying morally clean, and surrounding myself with good friends. I also love sharing my beliefs with my non member friends. Even if all I say is "I don't hang out with friends on Sunday," it starts a conversation that helps them to understand why I have such a light in my life.

What do Mormons believe concerning the doctrine of grace?

Grace means that Jesus will help us to return to the presence of God. We can only receive His help after we have done all that we can do to be righteous; trying to always forgive, remain a faithful person, and live the way God's prophets advise us to live. This means that we can't do whatever we want in this life and expect Christ to save us. If we try to be loyal to God, Jesus will get us to the highest level of heaven, but if we make no effort to be a righteous person, Jesus cannot do anything for us because we haven't done enough for Him. Show more Show less