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Hi I'm Hannah Killen

I am a humanitarian, an advid chocolate lover, a devoted sister, and a true college football fan. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

Growing up, I've always known my family is different. From my mother starting an orphan project in Ukraine, to my younger brother being adopted from Korea, we all have our different personalities. Me, I'm right in the middle of everything. I've become an advid lover of football, sports, art, traveling, service, cooking, baking, and learning random facts. In my family, watching college football is more of a practice, rather than just a hobby. Often on Saturday's, my family and I would participate in regular soccer games, then after would go to an Oregon State football game. Sports for us has always been an important aspect, but we never let it come in between anything important. Because of my mother's desire to do service, I have grown to have an understanding of how to provide service to others. In 2001 my mother and one of her friends went to Ukraine to help deliver a medical shippment, and both stumbled across the orphanage that they now visit on an annual basis. The TOUCH Project (Take One Ukrainian Child's Hand), has become a seventh member of my family, as we strive to always help those children as much as possible. With this, my family and I have been able to travel to far places, eat strange food, experience new cultures, and enjoy art in its most beautiful state. Yes, it is a crazy life, but it is a good one.

Why I am a Mormon

Growing up, I've learned how much of a difference one person can make for a group of people, or even a generation of people. My mother grew up in an LDS family that has descended all the way from the original pioneers. While dating in high school my mother met my father who at the time was a Seventh Day Adventist. My mother went off to Ricks College, or now known as BYU-Idaho, only to come back and marry my father. Although my parents didn't marry in the temple, my father after a couple of years decided to join the church because of how important it is to my mother. At that point my older brother and sister were born and were sealed in the temple for time and all eternity. Four years after I was born, my family and I prayed about adopting another child and opening our family for one more. A couple days after Christmas in 1996 we found ourselves driving to the Portland Airport to pick up a baby that flew overseas to us. Zach, my younger brother was born in South Korea and later became apart of my family. After adopting Zach into our family, we had to be sealed again to allow him to be with us for eternity. I am a Mormon because of a choice my father made before I was born. This choice has become something that will not only effect my immediate family, but the family that I will have for generations to come.

How I live my faith

Because of my faith, I have truly become the person I am today. From growing up in primary, being a primary teacher, and a Home Evening Group leader, I have learned the ways of how to share my faith with others. This has lead me to where I am now, which currently is a mission! From May 8th, to November 7th, I will be able to serve others, and teach others about coming unto Christ. I am truly able to live my faith everyday by doing my best, and bringing others into this great gospel.