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Hi I'm Hannah

I'm from Arizona. I'm a missionary in Montana. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I was born and raised in Phoenix, Arizona, and I completed one year at Southern Utah University before serving my mission. I never planned to serve a mission, but one night I was sitting at my desk at school and realized that I absolutely had to go. When I get home from my mission I plan to study to be an adoption lawyer. I love reading books, playing piano, and watching movies or playing games with my family.

Why I am a Mormon

I am a Mormon because I came to realize very recently just how much the church means to me. Before I went off to college, I came very close to going inactive in the church. I had never made daily prayer and scripture study a habit, and so I had been slowly but surely losing the Spirit over the course of several years. I went off to school fully intending to stop going to church and stop living the standards of the LDS church. But that changed when my roommate asked if I was religious. Suddenly I heard myself telling her that I was a Mormon. She left after a few minutes, and I decided that if this was what I was going with, I might as well do it right. From that day forward, I made a commitment to pray and read my scriptures every day. That one decision has changed my life completely. I have never felt God's love for me more strongly than when I talk to him every day, and I have never had more faith in the leaders that He put on earth in our day to lead us and bring us closer to Him. I'm a Mormon because it is the best thing that I could be.

How I live my faith

My faith means everything to me, and it is integral in the way that I live my life. Some things that I do to keep myself close to Heavenly Father and Jesus Christ are prayer and scripture study. Someone once said that if you want to talk to God you pray, and if you want Him to talk to you, read your scriptures. I have received so much help from Heavenly Father just through these two things, and they only take a couple minutes! When these are combined with regular church and temple attendance, tithing, and obedience to all of God's commandments, we can come closer to Him now and after we die.

Why don’t women hold the priesthood in The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints? How do Mormon women lead in the Church?

Hannah
It is God's plan that women do not have the priesthood. Our responsibility is also very sacred, though. We are the ones that bring His children into this world and nurture them and teach them to love him. Because women are generally very loving, we often have roles of teaching children, youth, or anyone else for that matter. Show more Show less