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Hi I'm Hilary

I'm 14 years old, I love to dance, and I'm a Mormon.

About Me

Hi, I'm Hilary. I am fourteen years old, and I was born into the Church of Jesus Christ of Later Day Saints, so I am lucky to have grown up around other members of the church. I recently started taking gymnastics about three months ago. I can now do a handstand and cartwheel, along with a few other tricks. It's not much, but I've been working hard to get to the point that I am at. Towards the end of April, I plan on trying out for my High Schools Dance Team (The ShaRonns). I do pretty good in school. I am in all Honors classes, and I get straight A's in all of my classes. Next year I will begin taking advanced placement classes, as I am only a Freshman now and cannot take any yet. I live with my two parents, a younger brother, and a younger sister. My dad has a job in North Dakota working for oil rigs, and he is only home for two weeks every month. My mom is currently going to college for her Bachelor's Degree, and she graduates in May. My brother's main hobby is video games, but he is also very hyper, and loves to annoy me. My little sister is very dramatic. She is the worst teenager in the family, at the age of 7.

Why I am a Mormon

I am a Mormon for a couple of different reasons. First of all, like I mentioned earlier, I was born and raised in the church. So as I've grown up, my parents have taught me different things about the Gospel, which I have just come to accept and acknowledge as fact. But I have also had many life experiences that have built my faith and testimony that this church is true. Every time that I read the Book of Mormon, or pray, with real intent, I feel the Holy Ghost confirm to me that what I am doing is the right thing to do, and that what I am reading or learning about is true. Going to seminary has probably been the biggest testimony builder that I have yet experienced. Every time I go to seminary, I feel at peace, I feel strengthened, and I feel as though life is great and that I can make it through the rest of the day. Most of all though, whenever I feel my Savior's love for me, I know that his church is true, and that I need to spread the Gospel to every one all over the world so that they can feel the same joy that I do when I keep the commandments and do what I know to be right.

How I live my faith

Sometimes it is very difficult to stay on top of all of the things that I should be doing, but I manage. The two most important things that I do in my life that I try to always do, no matter the circumstances, are scripture reading, and prayer. Ever since I was little, my parents taught me to participate in family prayer with them, along with my own personal prayer every morning and every night. In the past, I always felt like I was just going through the motions whenever I said my personal prayers, but since I started seminary, I have felt inspired to make my prayers meaningful, because I am talking to my Father in Heaven, and he deserves my respect. Now whenever I pray, I make sure to thank him for all of the many blessings in my life, and I also ask him for any help that I may need in my life, always making sure that he knows that I want he will, not mine to be done, even if his will is not necessarily what I want. Heavenly Father sees the bigger picture, while I am only focused on what is happening to me now, so it's probably wise to leave the decision making up to him. When I read my scriptures, it is sometimes very hard for me to pay attention to what I am reading, rather than just reading without paying attention or pondering anything that I read. But when I do read with true intent, I always learn something that strengthens me and helps me through my life. I try to always set a good example to everyone around me by using appropriate language, dressing modestly, and helping others. That is one of the things that I love about the church: everything is centered around helping others. Whenever we are helping others, we are also helping to spread the light of Christ throughout the world.