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Hi I'm Hannah

I'm a teacher. I'm a sister. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

Hello, I'm a 4th grade teacher in Utah. We joke that our family members tend to choose one of two jobs. If you got it from Grandma's side, you'll be a teacher of sorts. If you got it from Grandpa's side, you'll go into some form of business. Well, I got it from Grandma. Teaching is like breathing for me. I can't live without it. My life revolves around my students, and helping them to discover. The only other people as important to me are my family. I would do anything to help my brothers and sisters, and they would do the same for me. We do everything together. We have adventures, have a lot of mishaps, and just always keep in touch. I'm a teacher, I'm a sister, and I'm a Mormon.

Why I am a Mormon

I was born in Utah to member parents. A lot of people always assume that's why I'm Mormon. They assume that's why I live the way I do. That I do it because I was raised to, and that I've never really questioned my way of life or tried to understand for myself. That couldn't be farther from the truth. I'm young, but I know we all choose who we are in this life. You are not truly cruel until you choose to be. You are not truly kind until you choose to be. When I was a teenager I started to wonder a lot about what my parents had taught me. I don't think that is unusual. I was getting deeper into my schooling and learning amazing things about science, philosophy, history, and literature.I wanted to actually understand the world around me instead of just accepting it. Since my family's religion was at the core of my childhood, it automatically became something I needed to study out for myself. I studied and I asked myself and others hard questions. I decided to start small. "Was there a God?" I knew there was. I had felt His influence in my life from a very young age, and I knew I had a Heavenly Father guiding me. "Was Jesus Christ His son?" Again, I knew this one as well. God did not make sense to me, without Jesus Christ. How could a Father leave us here alone, without sending someone to us? "Was the Book of Mormon true?" I knew it had to be. I believed in God, and I felt that this book was of him. "So, was Joseph Smith a prophet?" I had thought this one would be the hardest question. I had no relationship with a past prophet, whereas I did have one with God. However, if God was real, and Christ was his son, and the Book of Mormon was their book, than Joseph Smith had to be a prophet. It all felt right. It all made sense to me. I know that God is my Father, Christ is his son, and that the Book of Mormon is the word of God for us today. I know these things are true. Even more, I choose to act on my beliefs. I am Mormon because I know it, and I choose it.

How I live my faith

I attend my church meetings every Sunday. I try to help in my Ward community, and let them help me too. I try to do what God wants me to and be where he wants me to be. I want to be someone both God an people can rely on. I don't swear, drink, smoke or lie. I follow Christ's example to help and serve others.