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Hi I'm Holly

I grew up in Northern Utah. I love where I'm from, but I would much rather travel the world. I am a Mormon.

About Me

While I was in school I loved being in choir, student government, and seminary. I enjoy sports of any kind to play and watch. I am a major soccer fan, or for those of you in other countries, futbol. I'm the youngest in my family and have two older sisters and one brother. I'm a diehard Disney fan, have been since I was little. I am currently attending school and working on my Associates Degree. I love music! Oh my goodness, yes I do. Music has been a large part of my life no matter if I was singing, playing, or dancing to it or just listening. With that being said, I also love to see plays/musicals. Some of my favorites are Joseph and the Technicolor Dreamcoat, Les Miserables, Suesscial, Phantom of the Opera, Wicked, The Little Mermaid, Singin' in the Rain, and Into the Woods. Besides just watching, I've also preformed in a few mentioned as well. I also enjoy spending time reading and watching movies. I can't give any specifics as to which are my favorites, because I love them all. I do however love a good action Marvel movie or a sweet and sappy chick-flick. Spending time with friends and family has always been important to me. Whether it be just watch a movie together or going to get ice cream. These relationships are most important to me and I don't know what I would be doing in life without them.

Why I am a Mormon

I grew up in the church with a active mom and dad, but in the later years of my life my dad decided to not come as often to church. For a long time, I just relied on my parents testimonies to get me through church. I never questioned whether or not it was something I loved doing. I always thought that you went to church on Sunday and if you didn't that was just wrong. But with these thoughts coming from my little mind, I didn't know then what would become of my personal testimony. The Young Women's program was something I looked forward to for months before I turned 12 years old. I was so excited to part of the things the older girls were doing. Little did I know that the lessons I would learn within those next 6 years would shape my testimony into what it is today. Seminary was also something I enjoy dramatically. I loved being able to have that time away from church on Sunday to read and learn about the scriptures. I grew tremendously in those few short years. I was a Mormon and I still am a Mormon. I am a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, because I have a testimony and understanding that my Heavenly Father loves me and wants the best for me. I know that I have an older brother that died my sins and mistakes, so that I may live with both Him and Heavenly Father again. I am so grateful for the examples they have given me in my life. I am a Mormon because I know there is a plan specific to my life and that I am never alone. It may feel like it on the down days, but in the greater aspect, I am never alone. I can always turn to my Heavenly Father for help when I feel alone and afraid. And for that I will always be eternally grateful. I am a Mormon. I know it. I live it. I love it.

How I live my faith

I love spending time in my church callings. I've held many in the organization for young women in my past wards. I've spent time as a girls camp youth leader in previous years on both ward and stake levels. I am currently the pianist for the meeting held for the women of the ward. I have loved participating and growing closer to different members of my ward that I may not of known before. Callings are a great way to meet people and create close friendships with one another. I am excited for the callings I may have in the future. Besides living my faith by my callings, I live my faith by the way I live my day to day life. Having a positive outlook on each day can really lighten anyone's spirit. It always seems to help me become more aware of those simple things around me.

How are the activities of the Mormon missionaries funded?

Holly
Missionaries for the Church are volunteers. They sacrifice their personal time to help teach people about our beliefs and the Church as a whole. Many missionaries' families pay for their missions one month at a time, others pay their own way and some that can't afford that have help from their wards at home. The ward members, those in the surrounding neighborhood, can give money to the missionary fund as part of their monthly tithes. These tithes go to help these missionaries that cannot provide funds for themselves. Show more Show less