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Hi I'm Holly

I am a BYU student from Southern California. I love ping pong, dubstep, and talking about feelings. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I am a senior at BYU Provo majoring in social science teaching. I love any opportunities I get to talk about societal issues and norms, political ideologies, and anything relating to religion and the Gospel. I enjoy playing ping pong and volleyball and I love geography, history, and sociology/psychology. I love DJing dance parties, listening to loud music in cars, and watching documentaries. I am constantly striving to learn more and become better, and I am so grateful for the influence of the Spirit in my life.

Why I am a Mormon

I have felt several witnesses of the Spirit over the course of my life thus far testifying to me of the truths of certain aspects of the Gospel. My testimony has come in small parts, and these pieces have formed together to create what is now my central belief system. I have such a strong testimony of the Prophet Joseph Smith, and through personal study of his life and church history, I have truly come to know that he is a Prophet of God. I also have a very strong testimony of God's will for our lives, and the fact that He knows what is best for us and what we need. I firmly believe that if it feels like God is not giving us the blessings we feel we deserve, it is for a purpose that will be revealed to us in time. I have seen this time and time again in my life and in those around me. It forms the core of my testimony, and I try to make every decision in my life with this in mind. I know that we have a prophet on this earth today, and I know that he is guided by God. I believe that The Book of Mormon contains the word of God, and that it can give us peace and direction in our lives. I am a very naturally logical person, and it is in my nature to question things I don't understand. This has always made me feel as though my testimony is not as strong as it could be, because the nature of faith is often to believe without tangible proof. But as I have strived to live my life focusing on my belief, rather than my doubt, I can say without hesitation that I am a happier person, and that my testimony has grown in time. Conviction doesn't come all at once, and it may come very slowly, but I believe that's a central part of His plan. For me to learn to focus on what I believe rather than what I am unsure about has completely changed my life.

How I live my faith

Every day I strive to have the Spirit with me and to live the way Christ would have me live. I do my best to serve and appreciate those around me, and I try to be grateful for all the blessings I receive and maintain a positive attitude. I had the opportunity to serve a mission in the Paraguay Asunciòn North Mission, and I was really able to internalize how to access the enabling power of the Atonement in my life. I have found that true and lasting happiness can only be found in looking outside of yourself and loving those around you.