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Hi I'm Sister Havran!

I'm a Signing Sister Missionary for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. (I'm a Mormon)

About Me

1. I am the oldest child in a family of 6 (including myself). Being the oldest child has given me so much insight and experience that I know has shaped who I am. My parents are two incredible individuals who have taught me so much and been the best examples in my life. Both served missions and I can't put into words how excited I am to be following in their footsteps. 2. I am called to serve down South as a full-time missionary, serving in ASL (American Sign Language). 3. I used to a caregiver at an assisted living facility to the elderly. It was a truly incredible experience and I'm grateful for all that I was able to learn!

Why I am a Mormon

Why am I a member of the church? I've never really been asked this question before. What a great opportunity! For one thing, I love this church, and cannot imagine my life without it. I cannot see myself being somewhere else on Sunday mornings, or actively participating in another religion. I can't imagine my life without the strong sense of love, safety, hope and comfort that I feel when I enter into the church or the temple. I couldn't live without the Sacrament every week. I couldn't live with someone else's truth. What I mean by that is, I have my own testimony of every principle of the Gospel that I have encountered. I personally know that Heavenly Father loves me. That Jesus Christ is my brother and my Savior. That I was given the gift of the Holy Ghost when I was baptized, that Heavenly Father speaks through him, and that He prompts and guides me. I know that I am His daughter, that I was sent to earth with a purpose and a way back to Him. That if I remain worthy, and learn as much as I can, and do as He would have me do, that I can return to live with Him one day. I know Joseph Smith was a true prophet of God and helped restore the True Gospel on this Earth. I know President Monson is a true prophet of God as well, and he, as well as his counselors and other church officials receive current revelation for our time, like the prophets of old. I know all of this is true, and nothing can persuade me otherwise.

How I live my faith

Missionary- one who leaves their family temporarily so others can be with their's for eternity. I am currently serving a mission for the Church, an experience I've been waiting to embark on since early childhood. Why am I serving? A talk given by Elder Bednar in October 2014's General conference explains it perfectly. In the talk, Elder Bednar explains, "The Church of Jesus Christ always has been and always will be a missionary church. The individual members of the Savior’s Church have accepted the solemn obligation to assist in fulfilling the divine commission given by the Lord to His Apostles, as recorded in the New Testament: 'Go ye therefore, and teach all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost: Teaching them to observe all things whatsoever I have commanded you: and, lo, I am with you alway, even unto the end of the world. Amen' (Matthew 28:19–20). In the talk, he continues by sharing an experience of his two boys playing in the yard. One becomes injured and the other brother does his best to take care of him, patching up his small wound and making quite the mess out of it. As soon as the wounded brother is well enough to return to play, he takes every medical supply he can carry and goes out to his friends to search for those needing help also. This boy was not told to do so. Out of pure love of those around him, having received a great blessing, he knew it was something he had to share. This is the same with the Gospel of Jesus Christ. It has blessed and changed my life, and it is something I cannot simply keep to myself. The fruit is too good, too delicious, too beautiful not to share.