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Hi I'm Hannah Rubow

I'm from North Carolina. I love the outdoors. I like listening to rap music. I love my dog, Max. And I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I was born and raised in the beautiful state of North Carolina. I am currently a student pursuing a degree in Special Education. I am the middle child and the only girl. I've got two pretty great brothers. My parents are also really great people. I studied for two semesters at BYU-Idaho online. Then I went on a mission to the amazing state of California in the Ventura area from March 2013-September 2014. And then I went to BYU for the winter semester, but had to leave in the middle of the fall semester due to medical reasons. Now I'm home in North Carolina and just living it up down in the south.

Why I am a Mormon

You know what, for awhile I forgot why I am a Mormon. Life is definitely interesting to say the least and I never thought I would question the existence of God the Father and everything I valued growing up. I especially never thought I would distance myself from the Mormon religion after serving a mission and while at BYU. But I did. It was so easy to fall away. It was way too easy to forget why the Mormon religion was important to me for pretty much all of my life. But it happened. And it has been incredibly difficult for me to get back to it. Even though I seriously questioned everything for almost a year, I knew that it was still important to me. It was easy for me to accept that Christ was there for me from past life experiences. Since those experiences I have never doubted Christ's love for me. But as life happened, it became harder for me to see how Heavenly Father was there for me. It was hard to see that He actually knew and loved me. I felt like He wasn't there at all...that God wasn't even real. And then I realized that He is real, but I felt like He was there for everyone else but me. I couldn't see how He showed His love for me. So it was hard for me to want to be a Mormon. Or to want to be a part of any religion. But now I do know that He loves me and that He does know me. I am a Mormon because it is in this religion where I have found God's love for me and the Savior, Jesus Christ's love for me. I am a Mormon because I want to be sealed to my family for eternity. I can't imagine life now without them and the same goes for life after death as well. I am a Mormon because I know that no matter how far away I've gone from God, I can always come back and I know He will be there ready to receive me.

How I live my faith

I've always thought that this is an interesting question. I'm not the greatest at doing the things that I should to live my faith. I have a hard time remembering to read my scriptures or to pray everyday. But I try to do them because I've seen how they help me. And sometimes I struggle to focus during church, but I go because I feel the difference it makes in my life. I'm human, and most of the time I'm not Christ-like towards other people. But I make an effort to find the best in them and to show appreciation for them and for the things they do. I make so many mistakes, so I try to forgive others. (How can I expect perfection from others when it's something I'm not capable of myself?) I suppose I live my faith by just trying to do the things I've been taught. I try to let my actions reflect Christ's because He gave us the perfect example of how to be. I think this is why I've always thought that this was an interesting question. It's easy to overthink it. But the answer is simple. I live my faith by just trying.