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Hi I'm Hannah

I live in American Fork, Utah. I am a student at Brigham Young University. I am a missionary. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I spent the majority of my childhood living in both northern and southern California. There I discovered my love of singing and dancing and sought to develop those talents through lessons and performing groups. When I was fourteen I moved to Utah with my family. In high school I joined choir and sought other opportunities to perform. I also found wonderful friends who made my high school experience enjoyable and inspired me to better dedicate myself to the gospel. I have since attended two years of college, majoring in Family Studies, in hopes of one day becoming a marriage and family therapist. However, I am putting my academic pursuits on hold to serve a mission in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. While I have my fears, I know this is what Heavenly Father wants me to do!

Why I am a Mormon

While I was born into the Mormon faith, today I can say that my religious beliefs are not just based off my parents beliefs. I am a Mormon because I have come to know for myself that this is the true gospel of Jesus Christ, once again restored to the earth. When I experience and witness the goodness, peace, and joy that comes from living God's commandments, it is once again reaffirmed to me that it must be true. I am a Mormom because I want to follow and come closer to Jesus Christ, who I know to be my Savior and Redeemer. I am a Mormom because as I live this gospel, I develop a stronger relationship with my Heavenly Father, who knows and loves me perfectly. As a member of Christ's church, I have the ability to progress and reach my full potential as a daughter of God.

How I live my faith

In addition to attending weekly church meetings, I also live my faith by fulfilling various responsibilities given to me in the years I have been a member of the church. When I was in high school, I planned activities for the girls and looked for ways to help them feel included. Later I was called to be a chorister for the hymns sung in regular church meetings. Once I got to college, I taught lessons to the young women about various church related topics, and I was assigned a couple of them to visit once a month. Lastly, I was given the responsibility of planning activities, recording notes from various meetings, and looking out for the well-being of the other girls.