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Hi I'm Hannah

I'm a missionary for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints

About Me

I'm just a simple young girl born and raised in Utah. I love the outdoors, I live to see the valley from the summit of a mountain, to catch a fish after hours of patiently waiting, to feel the wind as you wind down a trail on a bike. I come from a large family of 10 children. Each of us are very very different and yet there's something about us that marks us as family, and no it's not that we look the same. I've attended USU for a year hoping that I'd be able to find out what I want to do with my life. Haven't figured it out yet. :) I "play" various instruments, piano, electric/acoustic guitar, and ukulele. When I say play I mean I can play a chord or two but anything else is strenuous. I am an avid reader of philosophy, I highly recommend Augustine, Anselm, and Aristotle's allegory of the cave.

Why I am a Mormon

I'm a Mormon because this is where I have true happiness. I've found direction, peace, comfort, and strength. Although I was baptized when I was 8 my family fell away and I never learned what being a Mormon really meant. So I went through my teenage years being a very pessimistic and angry person, I didn't have a whole lot of hope. Come graduation of High School I started to wonder about what my purpose in life was, so I opened my heart a little and tried to find the truth. I wandered off into Buddhism for awhile and then when I got to college I met the most amazing people. I found girls who lived the gospel and had such great faith. These girls answered every question I had, they did not judge, they had faith in me before I had faith in myself. Which turned out to be the boost I needed. Come a few weeks into the school year and I was given my first set of scriptures. Those scriptures were the best gift I've ever been given. I read the Book of Mormon for the first time and I felt I was given hope handed out to me on a platter. Loved served with a side of direction. For the first time in my life I sincerely tried to be the best person I could be, not for myself, not for others, but for my God. As I continued to study and pray my testimony grew exponentially. I was able to find answers to my questions, which led to an end of a majority of my fears. I have come to know through the power of the Holy Ghost that this church is true. I know that Heavenly Father loves each and everyone of us and will provide us with the tools and support we need in order for us to return to him. I know that Christ paid for all of our sins and that through baptism and repentance we can reap the many benefits of the plan of salvation, or as I like to call it the plan of happiness. I know if we but have faith in Christ, keep the commandments and endure to the end, we will have joy. After all that's what we were meant for.

How I live my faith

I've had various callings in the church throughout the year, I started off in the compassionate service committee and then received another calling to be a Visiting Teaching Coordinator. I have absolutely loved visiting teaching. It has been a huge blessing to be able to visit with and learn from other women in my ward. It inspired friendships and helped me to become a more organized outgoing girl. I most recently received my mission call to serve in the Georgia Atlanta mission. By far my favorite call so far. :) This way I'll be able to utilize the visiting teaching skills I learned while helping other people find happiness. What could be better? As I wait to leave for the MTC (Missionary Training Center) I've been assigned to serve in the Primary teaching the 10 year olds. A blessing in disguise I suppose. Just Kidding, It is a blessing. I love being able to teach the young ones about the history of the church and help them understand how decisions made in the early years of the church affect us today. Guys callings in the church are inspired of God. We are meant to have the callings we are given.