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Hi I'm Hannah Rippley

Colorado is home. I started school at ColoState, then transferred to BYUI. I'm Mormon & strive to strengthen my testimony daily.

About Me

I was raised in Colorado by my Dad and with my six other siblings. My family means the world to me. I attend a university and plan to become a nurse. I was baptized when I was 15 but became active and gained a testimony six years later when I was 21 years old. I am the only member in my family. I was a CNA and a coach but, I am currently planning to go on a mission for the Church of Jesus Christ of Later-day Saints.

Why I am a Mormon

When I was 15 I chose to be a member of this church because I felt that it was the right thing to do. Quickly after joining, I fell away. Not because I lacked faith, but because I lacked direction and guidance. Being the only member in my family was really hard and I was weak. Then, when I was 21 years old, I had attended a University for 2.5 years and loved it. I was a cheerleader, had my sister, friends and jobs there. I felt like I had it all. After about six years of being inactive, I had a strong impression to attend church. Not just any church, the lds church that I was baptized into six years back. This was such a strong impression, that I did. At church, I received another impression that I needed to transfer to BYUI. With two weeks until the start of school, I found a meeting house for a church, got a endorsement, started reading the Book or Mormon, I packed everything that I could fit into my car and donated the rest. I called BYUI and they told me they are not accepting any more applicants and said that I can not attend. I prayed really hard, and left everything anyway. When I got there, everything fell right into place. The Director of Admissions called me the next day. He accepted me right there. I found a place to live, and SOMEHOW everything fell into place. At the time I did not know how this happened. I now know that it was not me that made this possible. The Lord directed me to BYUI. He wanted me to grow my faith in the LDS church. I trust my Heavenly Father and I love him so much. That is why I am Mormon. There have been so many miracles and blessings that I received by following my promptings and following His way in just a short 8 months. I love being Mormon. It is worth every trail.

How I live my faith

I live my faith by attending church each Sunday, where I teach Gospel Doctrine. I try my hardest to live my faith each day by following Christ's standards that have been revealed to us. I read my scriptures often and pray daily. I try to be a light to those around me and strive to be the person that God intended for me to become.