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Hi I'm Holly

I grew up in Las Vegas, Nevada. I attend BYU-Idaho as a Communications Major with an Advertising Emphasis.

About Me

I love everything about life. When I was young I moved to Las Vegas and have lived there ever since. I now go to school In Idaho at BYU-Idaho where I study Communications with an Advertising Emphasis and hope to one day make movie trailers. I love theatre and have been doing it since I was a freshman in high school. I enjoy the heat more than anything else in the world. I love musicals the most when it comes to theatre although I enjoy straight plays as well as Shakespeare. My favorite thing to do is dance around and listen to music along with hanging out with my friends. I really love reading and I will read anything I can put my hands on. I also love to take pictures. Photography is one of the most interesting things to me in this world. I am a convert to The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. I converted when I was eleven and have been an active member ever since. I have a part member family. My mom and my sister are both members and my dad is not a member although he is extremely supportive of our church attendance. Most of my family is not LDS, but I am really close with them all the same. I love everything about the LDS church and strive to live it day by day.

Why I am a Mormon

When I was eleven years old I was converted to The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. Nobody in my family a member and I didn't really understand the concept of church as I do today, but I knew that I wanted some sort of religion in my life. One night I asked my mother while in bed if I could b baptized. Thing thing is that to this day I still don't remember asking that, but that same evening my sister did the same thing. My mom was an inactive member of the church and decided to take us to the LDS church because it was the one she grew up in. Pretty soon I started going to sacrament, but nothing more because I didn't understand what that was. One day a young sister in my ward who was my age saw me and came over to talk. As we were talking she started walking and looked over her shoulder because she realized that I wasn't following her. I wasn't following her because I wasn't planning on going to the second hour of this three hour church, but as she turned around she asked if I was coming and in one split second I made the decision to go with her to the rest of the church session. After that day I started taking the missionary lessons and started learning about the church with my mom and my sister. My sister and I got baptized that January and have been faithful member of the church ever since. I love this gospel because it gives me a light that I can show the world through my actions. I believe that this church is true through my own experiences. I have not had the opportunity to lean on another's testimony in my life as a member of the church. My mom has never made me go to church and my dad will let me go, but he is not going to pressure me to go either. I love this church because it has made me a better person. Through following the commandments and obeying the old and living prophets I have been able to be a person my parents are proud of and others can look up to.

How I live my faith

I live my faith as I try to set an example for those around me. Most of my friends are not LDS and so I try and set an example for them. I hang out with them in settings where I know I can feel the spirit in my heart. I also try as hard as I can to participate in my visiting teaching and other callings. I attend BYU-Idaho which is an LDS

Why are Mormons asked to donate 10% of their income to their Church?

Holly
When I get asked "Why do you pay tithing?" I usually think of it like this. Heavenly Father gave us the opportunity to be on this earth and gain eternal life. I have been blessed with a loving family and people who care about me. I get to keep 90% of everything that I earn? That is a lot! When you think about how much our Father in Heaven has given us it really doesn't seem like that big of a deal. In reality we are given so much and all he asks for is 10% and for us to follow the words of the prophets and the commandments. In reality we are giving that 10%, but in return we get blessings and I would much prefer those. I don't know when I will receive them, but I know if I do my part Heavenly Father will pull through every time. Show more Show less