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Hi I'm Holly

I'm a student, I'm a musician, and I'm a Mormon.

About Me

Music is my main source of happiness in this life! I play percussion, drums, piano, guitar, and I sing. I love it all, and my main goal is to be a music performer and media entertainer traveling the world playing music and entertaining in ways that can relate to people of all ages, and hopefully through an example that I set-come closer to Jesus Christ. I love nutrition and exercising. If I'm not playing music or other activities I am running, biking, or figuring out new ways to keep myself energized. I am a college student. I love SPORTS! Football, baseball, basketball, soccer-all of it. It's my rush and I love participating in them and watching the games! I love my family and my friends, and most importantly-this Gospel. Jesus Christ is the most important aspect in my life, and I could not have accomplished anything I have or ever will without Him.

Why I am a Mormon

Why did I become a Latter-Day Saint? I chose to be a member of this church because it is the one place where I can feel Home. Real home. Love, compassion and non-judgement. When I found truth and felt the goodness of this Gospel I couldn't deny it. It was 2011, I was a junior in high school and I wasn't looking for anything special. I heard a friend of mine talking about the church to her friends at lunch one day, and from then on I kept asking questions. Eventually she invited me to church with her family, and my journey started there. Once I found the church, life situations became very difficult. My family was not happy, and we didn't speak to one another for almost a year and a half, and when we did, the words and feelings between one another were not pure and wholesome as a family should be. If it wasn't for the people around me who did support me, I don't know if I could have made it. I remember the day I told my parents I was going to be baptized, and not wait like they had asked. It was one of the hardest days of my life. When you find something so true and so pure and so full-you can't let it go. After I told my mother my plans for baptism she just looked at me and cried. It hurt so much that I had to look away and have my back towards her. And I cried. We sobbed and divided once again. To this day that was the hardest decision I have ever made. But one thing I know and have learned through the few years I have known this church-there's a bigger picture to everything. We can't see most of it, we are crowded and blinded by this world. Heavenly Father took me and I was lead to Jesus Christ. I was lead to the Book of Mormon. I was lead to the Missionaries. I was lead to life changing knowledge. I wouldn't take any of it back. Now my parents and I are closer than ever. It took a while, but through each heart of ours being softened by Jesus Christ we found each other again. I know this church is true. I became a member April 28, 2012.

How I live my faith

I'm a Branch Missionary for my branch! I go out with my companion and I meet with people interested in hearing a great message! I also visit with the members! We have a good time and build great friendships with all of us! I created a "Member Missionary Committee" where the full-time Missionaries, the Branch Mission Leader, other members and myself get together to talk about how we can share our message of love with the people around us! We discuss different ways we can meet people and share the message of Jesus Christ! (And sometimes we bring cookies and other treats to the meetings!) (-: In my daily life, I start my day with a prayer, and I end my day with a prayer. I try to see the Sister and Elder Missionaries as much as possible during the week, and I do a daily Scripture study. I study the Book of Mormon before I start my day at work or school, or whatever I am doing, and I study the Bible at night before I go to sleep. That is how living my faith works for me, but it is different with every person. It is what is best for each of us and our daily lives. I attend church every Sunday, and partake of the Sacrament and attend Sunday School and Relief Society. Sunday is the day of rest, but I also try to do as much service as I can on Sunday's, because I know that I don't have anything in my way since I choose not to work on the Sabbath.

Are there restrictions based on race or color concerning who can join The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and have the priesthood?

No! We are ALL brothers and sisters and we are ALL children of our Father in heaven. We are all equal. Always. Show more Show less

Why is family so important to Mormons?

Family is so important, because it is where love is felt so close in the home. It is how we grow to be like our Father in Heaven. He is our Father, and Him and our Heavenly Mother are our parents. We are their family. And for us to have and bear families here on earth, it allows us to grow and learn and become like our Father in Heaven. Show more Show less

What will the Mormon missionaries talk about when they visit my home?

The Missionaries will teach you about Jesus Christ and our purpose here! They will teach you and guide you on how to come closer to our Savior and our Father in Heaven! Show more Show less

How can we increase our faith in Jesus Christ?

Pray. Always pray, and look to the scriptures for answers. Attend church and listen to the people and others around you who are teaching and bearing their testimonies. Fast. Fasting allows you to overcome certain parts of the natural man and allows you to feel closer to the Holy Ghost with this sacrifice. And lastly, bear your testimony. Your testimony will be strengthened, and you will feel the love of Christ embrace you, and others will feel the same through your words. Show more Show less

What are some things that tell you there is a God?

The feeling you get when you get down on your knees and talk to Him. He will witness to you of Him and His love. Show more Show less