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Hi I'm Hannah

I love ketchup. I have a pet turtle. I was Miss TEEN Idaho 2014. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I have been dancing since I was three years old, and since gradating high school, I have begun teaching. I went to college for a semester and half way through, I decided to serve a mission. It was never my plan to serve, I always wanted to get married and start a family, but the Lord has a different plan for me. I am the youngest member of my family, and currently, my mom and I are the only two active members. I have four nieces and four nephews, and I love children more than anything!

Why I am a Mormon

I have often asked myself this question. I come from a family which is not the strongest in the church. My dad left two weeks after I was baptized and my siblings soon followed. For 11 years, my mom has taken me to church every Sunday, and done her best to teach me right from wrong. I never questioned the church and often wondered why I didn't. Who was I to know of its truthfulness? But I am lucky! I am lucky to know I am a beautiful daughter of a loving Heavenly Father, and I have a brother who died on the cross so that I could live with Him again. I often watched my father and siblings and saw how unhappy they were when they were following the world, and wondered how they could do that; knowing the happiness that comes from the church. I promised myself I would never allow myself to give into the world. As I got older, however, the temptations were stronger and there were times when I faltered. I knew what I had done was wrong and the guilt I felt was unbearable. I was afraid to tell my bishop, but I knew I had to take care of things. Through much prayer and study in the scriptures, I found the love He has for us is beyond words. He knew we would mess up, but He gave us our agency to make choices for ourselves, and He also has the faith in us that we will come back to Him. Although I continue to make mistakes and struggle from time to time, I am reminded that what we lack in, our Father in Heaven will make up for it as long as we are trying to better ourselves and those around us. I know that if I did not have the gospel in my life, I would not be who I am today. But I also believe, had I not been born into the church, that I would have known something was missing from my life and I would have tried to find it. I am a Mormon because I have been blessed and loved and forgiven by a perfect being,and if He finds me worthy of love, I can love myself too.

How I live my faith

All my life I have been an active member of the church, however, I never felt it necessary to tell everyone I was a Mormon. I lived my life in such a way that they were able to feel my love and kindness for them through my words and actions. I always strive to be Christ-like and treat others the way I would like to be treated. Since I was in 12 years old and able to be in the young woman program, I have been the President in each class and I found my most rewarding and yet trying time was when I was the president in the oldest class of 16 to 18 year olds. We had girls who were not as active, who did not feel welcome or want to come, so I made it my personal goal to make sure they knew they were not only invited to church and the activites, but wanted. After graduating high school and moving away from home to go to school, I became a little less active; not from a lack of faith, but from a singles ward in which I felt judged and unwelcome. I found though that my life felt more empty and I knew what I should be doing. In November of 2014, I had a feeling in my heart that I was to serve a mission. This came out of no where and honestly, I fought the prompting. I never wanted to serve and I didn't think I was good enough. But that is the best thing about our Heavenly Father, He knows us better than we do, and He has so much faith in who we are and the examples He needs us to be. Since making the decision to go, I have faced some extremely hard times and gone through heartbreak, but I have also been given countless miracles and tender mercies. The Lord knew I would struggle, but He has given me the strength I need to go! I have now been called to serve in the Nevada Las Vegas Mission, and I know there is someone there who needs me! I cannot wait to find my brothers and sisters and share with them the amazing love our Savior has for us and show them the way to be truly happy.