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Hi I'm Hollie

I grew up on three continents. I'm an artist at heart. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

Relocating every two or three years as a kid because of my father's job, I have always been the "new girl." Moving internationally has been the most defining part of my upbringing; it's in my blood now, for good! I've left pieces of my heart in Africa, the Americas and Europe. Now I live in London, the most exciting city on the planet, where I love discovering new places and getting lost. I was blessed to have studied at Brigham Young University where I got to spend every day learning more about the best (and occasionally worst) books. It was there that I unearthed my love of communications.

Why I am a Mormon

I was born to parents who had each joined The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in their youth. I am grateful that I grew up seeing, hearing and feeling them testify of Jesus Christ. They taught me to love the words of The Book of Mormon. They taught me to pray to my Father in Heaven. In my youth, I made the decision to discover for myself if this religion was true. I found that it was then, and I believe it still today! There is peace in it. There is freedom in it. It binds my family together forever. It gives me hope every day. It teaches me how to be a better person. It teaches me how to love others better. It's real! It's true in a way more convincing to me than anything else. I'm a Mormon because after knowing and feeling for myself, how could I not be?

How I live my faith

Reflecting on how I live my faith makes me realise how much of a "work-in-progress" I am- and I think that's true of most Mormons; we're all a part of life-long learning, all hoping to serve others and grow personally, one day at a time. The best part of my day is when I can get on my knees and talk to my Heavenly Father in prayer. I thank Him for the incredible blessings I can see in my life- because I know He is behind each one of them. I ask for his guidance in the challenges I am facing. Knowing that He is there, and that He knows me individually, prompts me to want to become the best version of myself. I currently serve in my local congregation as a leader of the women in the Church. It's a voluntary role, and the demands of it require me to serve women in more capacities than I think I am qualified! But through knowing these nearly 200 women, and learning about their lives and backgrounds, helping them with their struggles and sharing in their successes and accomplishments, I am finding that by living my faith and sharing my testimony of a living God, I am strengthened and edified, and I am able to find peace in my own life. I am learning that the message of the gospel of Jesus Christ is simple: it's love! When we take care of one another, we are able to learn more about ourselves and more about our faith.

What are Mormon temples used for?

The temple is literally the House of God; modest but beautiful; a place where faithful Mormons can go to draw closer to God. When I go to the temple I am filled with peace and understanding. I go there to seek counsel of the Lord; I go there to be edified in a spiritual way. The temple on the earth today is all about the family: it's a place where husbands and wives are joined together forever! It's a place that teaches that the most important thing- not only in this life- is loving one another forever. Show more Show less