Hi I'm Hank
I'm a Mormon.
Just married last year, I'm a student of economics at BYU in Provo, Utah. I love rock climbing, disc golfing, reading the news and doing things in general with my wife. My motto for life is: Engage in Bold Living!
Why I am a Mormon
Both my parents are faithful Mormons and were faithful in teaching me to pray, read scripture, and do my best. I remember praying as a nine year old, telling God that I needed to know if Joseph Smith was a prophet or not. If I didn't get an answer, I would need to find something better to do with my time than go to church, etc. (the young economist in me was concerned about my opportunity costs!) I have received answers and promises in my mind and heart countless times since; I know that Joseph Smith was a prophet through my reading and studying of the Book of Mormon. It teaches and testifies of Christ and helps me be a better person whenever I read and follow its teachings. I am a very cynical and skeptical person, which is why I have such great faith in the doctrine of the LDS Church - every doubt and question I ever have had has been answered (after diligently studying, pondering, etc.). That is incredible to me, for I have had shattering doubts, yet, with patience, I always get a satisfying answer. That's a little bit of why I'm a Mormon.
How I live my faith
This year, my wife, Micah, and I were asked to teach the 10-year old children's Sunday school class in our congregation. We have 8-10 a week and it is a challenge with simple rewards. This year's lessons come from the Book of Mormon: Another Testament of Jesus Christ. It is a challenge to help them understand such a complicated story so packed full of doctrine and principles, but amazing how they can pull principles out of it and report back with stories of good things they have done because of it.