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Hi I'm Hansen

I was born in California, raised in Washington State, go to school in Provo, and I'm a Mormon

About Me

Hello! My name is Hansen. I was born in California, and raised in Washington State. I was born into the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, and have been a member all my life. I absolutely love music; I played piano for about 7 years, and have been singing since before I could even talk. In High School, I was a member of my school's Vocal Jazz group, where I had the opportunity to enter into competitions and sing at the state level. I enjoy listening to all kinds of music, and FUN. is probably my favorite band ever. I am a chemistry nut; All through High School I took the advanced chemistry classes, and now I am studying Biochemistry at college. If it all works out correctly, I plan on going to medical school and studying to become a Pediatric Neurologist. I love being social and meeting new people. I am currently serving my mission to Papeete Tahiti. I reported in November 2012 and I will be returning in 2014. I will be speaking 2 languages, both Tahitian and French, which I am super excited for.

Why I am a Mormon

If you ask my friends, they will tell you that I am a Mormon simply because I was born into this Gospel. They think that no one could ever want to be part of a church that to them is so restrictive in its nature. I blame myself for not telling them the joy that can be found in this gospel. One of the central beliefs of the Mormon Faith is that families have the potential to be sealed for all time and eternity. We don't believe in "Till Death Do Us Part", we believe that the bonds of marriage and family will continue on into the after life. I love my family more than words can express, and the thought of being separated by death honestly scares me. Through Temple Covenants, we can be sealed together and never have to face anything by ourselves. I have a firm testimony in the Plan of Salvation, a plan that gives my life direction and purpose. It answers the 3 questions that everyone has to face in there life, "Who am I, Why am I here and Where am I going". I believe that experiences and trials are the strongest testimony builders. My testimony of the Plan of Salvation stems from the death of two of my grandparents and my Brother in Law who passed a few years ago. At each of their viewings, the only thing I could think was "That simply is not them". What made them who they were had left mortality, and was now on the other side. It gives me so much comfort to know that I will one day see them again. Finally, I have a testimony of my Savior, Jesus Christ. I know that he did kneel down in the Garden of Gethsemane and atone for each and every sin in the world on a personal level. I am incredibly grateful for the ability that I have to repent for each and every one of my sins through the atonement of Christ; it truly is the greatest gift I can be given.

How I live my faith

I live my faith through my every day actions. Whether its scripture study, going to young men/young women activities, or just living as an example to my neighbors, mormonism shapes every day of my life. I have been called as the Assistant Scoutmaster in my home ward, providing me with the opportunity to help the 12 and 13 year old boys in my ward. When I was that age, scouting was not high on the list of things that I really enjoyed doing. In fact, it pretty much was on the bottom. When I received the call from my Bishop, I didn't know why he chose me out of all the possible candidates to help out with the scouts. I had just returned from 2 semesters at BYU and was in the process of preparing to serve a mission. Looking at the situation now, I know that is exactly why I was put into this calling. Being worthy to serve a mission requires that I live my life in complete harmony with the teachings of the gospel. I have always believed that teaching by example is the most effective way to instruct young people. In order to be the best leader to the 12 and 13 year olds in my ward, I have to be on constant guard and living my life the best I can, because who knows who could be watching.