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Hi I'm Hannah

I'm part North Carolina, part Utah. I'm a missionary. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I am one of the middle children in a large family--8 children, six of which are girls. As my dad frequently says: "Girls 'R' us!" I am blessed to be able to say that my siblings are my best friends! I also have two incredible parents. Our family lived in North Carolina for the first seven years of my life (Go Duke!). We then moved to Utah and we have lived here ever since. I've played competitive tennis my whole life and love playing it. I also love ping pong, softball, and music. I enjoy playing the piano, baking, art, and reading. I was studying Public Health at Utah State University, but am currently serving a mission in Argentina for the LDS church, and I am thrilled!

Why I am a Mormon

I am a Mormon because I have felt, and continue to feel, the Holy Spirit confirming to me that it is true. I feel that same confirmation whenever I read the Book of Mormon. In the end of the Book of Mormon (Moroni 10:4), the reader is challenged to ask God with a sincere heart and real intent if the book he/she has just read is true. I took that challenge. I prayed and asked God to let me know if it was true and I felt the Spirit telling me that it was the word of God. I know that Jesus Christ is our Savior, that he atoned for our sins, and that we can be forgiven of them if we will come unto Him. I know Joseph Smith was a prophet called of God, and that under the direction of Heavenly Father and Jesus Christ he restored the true Church to the Earth. We are led by prophets still, and they give us direction and guidance for modern times. President Thomas S. Monson is the prophet today, and I know that God speaks through him and gives him revelations to help us. One of these revelations is the knowledge that families can be together forever, even after this life. I am so grateful for that knowledge and the hope and joy it gives me. I know the church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints is true.

How I live my faith

I live my faith by trying to find ways to serve others. As a full-time missionary, my purpose is to help others come unto Christ by helping them recieve His gospel, which has been restored in its fulness. Mostly I try to love others as Christ does. I also attend weekly church services.

Why do Mormons baptize their new members?

Baptism is an essential step that we must take to return to the presence of our Heavenly Father, and must be done with proper priesthood authority. The Church of Jesus Christ has that priesthood authority, which can be traced back to Jesus Christ. The Savior himself was baptized by John the Baptist to show his willingness to do all that God asks and to teach us the way return to our Heavenly Father. We follow His example by being baptized. By so doing, we covenant with God that we will keep His commandments and follow Christ. Conditional upon our obedience and faithfulness, Heavenly Father promises that our sins will be forgiven if we repent of them and that we can return to live with Him. Show more Show less

Do you really believe there is a prophet like Moses alive today?

There is a prophet today! The Church of Jesus Christ has been restored in it's fulness, which includes having a prophet to guide and direct it. The first prophet in latter-days was Joseph Smith, Jr. He restored the true Church under the direction of Heavenly Father and Jesus Christ. Our Heavenly Father loves us all and wants us to return to him, and so he gives us prophets who have been given revelation for our day and time. They speak the word of God and tell us exactly what He would want us to know. President Thomas S. Monson is our prophet today. Show more Show less