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Hi I'm Hannah

I was born and raised in Utah and am currently attending Brigham Young University. I am a Mormon.

About Me

I love to paint, draw, sew, quilt, cook, play my violin, the piano, and sing along to whatever artist happens to fit my mood that day. I also like opera, old movies, murder mysteries, and I just recently read the Harry Potter series for the first time, so I am pretty obsessed with them at the moment. I am not big into playing sports, but I do enjoy a good game of basketball, badminton, or soccer, and I enjoy the occasional run. One thing many people don't realize about me because of my family's characteristics is that I HATE school. I would much rather stay at home and participate in my community, but I also recognize the need for an education and so I am fighting the good fight and getting my degree.

Why I am a Mormon

I was raised in an LDS household. Everyone around me was Mormon. While it was a blessing in many ways, it was also a problem, as I took being a member for granted. It wasn't until I got to college that I finally began to understand what it meant to be a follower of Christ and a member of His church. It shook me up when I realized the kind of effort it takes, and I seriously debated leaving the church. But I had some experiences that made me realize that if I left the church, I would be miserable for the rest of my life. I could be satisfied with life, but I had unintentionally experienced a level of happiness and joy that can only be found in the Gospel, and I knew it, and I knew that it was what I wanted. As I began making those efforts to be a follower of Jesus Christ, I knew that this was where I needed to be. My testimony is still small, but I know that this Gospel is the only pure true thing on this Earth. I believe it to be true. I believe that Joseph Smith saw Heavenly Father and Jesus Christ and through revelation established the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints. I know that without it, I would not be here. I believe in the power of the Priesthood and the power of a testimony from the heart. This is the only place one can experience and find real happiness. I know that to be true.

How I live my faith

I was taught early by my mother to take care of my neighbors, especially since many of them growing up were old and aging. One example she taught me was visiting teaching. Once a month, she and another woman from our ward would go and visit a couple of other women in our ward. Now that I am out and on my own, I recognize the need and importance of doing that. I always make sure I visit the girls I have been assigned to visit teach. I try to be more than that, though. I also try to be a good friend. When I have a calling, or an assignment in the ward, I put my whole heart into it. I have made it a goal in life to reach out to those who sit in the back or the corner by themselves and those who aren't comfortable with themselves or who have low self-esteem, because I know what it's like to be that person, and how wonderful it is to have a friend who reaches out and encourages you out of that corner. I don't participate in anything that would be harmful to myself or others. This includes harmful substances, not-so-good television, movies or music, and behavior that could hurt someone. I believe that I set an example for those around me. I don't always see it, and sometimes I feel like that person in the corner again, but I also know that I have helped people before, and that I can do it again.

What is the Relief Society?

The relief society is the organization within the church that is for women 18 years and older. As women, we strive to learn the gospel and be strengthened through it, and then take what we know and have and use it to serve those who are in need. Show more Show less