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Hi I'm Hannah

I'm a working student, a foodie, a yoga novice, and I'm a Mormon.

About Me

For me family makes everything else in life worth it. My relationships with my family will always be the most important thing in my life. I have a wonderful fiancé who is the my best friend and biggest support. I'm studying to become a Nurse, love physical fitness, cooking, music, dance, and art! No matter how stressful things get, I'm a believer that there are always things in life that make it sweet. :)

Why I am a Mormon

First, I'm a Mormon because I have read the Book of Mormon and the Spirit has testified to me that it is true. Reading that book has helped me come closer to Jesus Christ than anything else. As I read, I feel that God is real and I feel inspired to do things to be closer to Him. The doctrine of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints helps me to find happiness even in the daily challenges of life.

How I live my faith

Taking care of my faith is like taking care of my body. I have to nourish it with the right things and exercise it for it to be strong. I strive to talk with my Heavenly Father morning and night through prayer. I learn about Him and feel the Holy Spirit as I read and ponder the scriptures each day. I strive to be like my Savior Jesus Christ, who loved and served others everywhere He went.

What is the First Vision?

Hannah
When Joseph Smith was 14 years old, he struggled a lot deciding what church to join. He was confused about how they all disagreed with each other, and disliked the tension between the various Christian sects. One day, he was pondering which church to join, and read in the Bible in James 1:5, which says, "If any of you lack wisdom, let him ask of God, that giveth to all men liberally, and upbraideth not, and it shall be given him." This scripture hit him harder than any other verse had before--for if anyone lacked wisdom it was him. So he went into the woods outside his home and prayed to God to ask what church he should join. As an answer to his prayer, Heavenly Father and His Son, Jesus Christ, appeared to him. Their "brightness and glory def[ied] all description," and they told him that none of the churches were right. Joseph's First Vision marks the beginning of the Restoration of Jesus Christ's Church to the earth. Show more Show less