This week we’re talking with Hannah Mould (20) – a student at the University of North Carolina, Greensboro. For more info on our Thursday Spotlight check out week one’s post.
Hannah what do people need to know about you?
“I was born in Raleigh, NC and moved to Apex three years later when my sister was born. I am a sophomore at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro studying Child Development with a minor in Public Health. When I am at home, I work at the Lifeway Christian Store in Cary, and at school I work at a child care center on campus, and love spending time with the precious infants and preschoolers! I’m really involved in Cru (http://www.triadmetro.com/) and I lead a bible study of young women on campus every week. In my precious free time, I enjoy hanging out with my friends, watching movies, reading, and of course, sleeping! I also love to be outside, riding my bike or going for a run on UNCG’s beautiful campus.”
Tell us how you came to be a follower of Jesus and how the gospel has impacted your life.
“I grew up going to church, but never really heard the Gospel until I was in middle school. I started going to youth group at a friend’s church, and began to understand that I was a sinner who needed Jesus, and I realized that I did not have a relationship with Him. In January of my 8th grade year, I decided to finally take my faith as my own, instead of just going to church with my family because it was something we did.”
“I was blessed with wonderful friends throughout high school, and we all grew so much spiritually during those four years. Jesus became real to me, and I started to learn what it meant to worship Him and pray and spend time with Him. I am learning to listen to His voice and to seek His desires above my own. He has truly transformed my heart and I am so excited to see what He is going to teach me in the next few years as I transition to a new season of life.”
How did you get connected to the Mercy Hill team?
“I started going to The Summit right before I left to come to school in Greensboro. When I heard about the church plant to Greensboro, I knew it was something I needed to be a part of. As a student at a public university, church planting was not something I knew a whole lot about. Actually, I didn’t even know what a church plant was until about a year and a half ago. The church I first started going to when I came to school is only about 2 years old.”
“I have seen what God can do through a planted church. It is amazing to see God move and grow His kingdom in this way. Planting a church isn’t just about filling another building. It’s about choosing to root yourself in a community where God is working, and by building relationships and serving those around you, and planting the Gospel in a way that it can grow and multiply. Seeing how passionate this team is about bringing renewal to Greensboro is so exciting to me, and I know God has huge things in store for this city.”
What excites you most about Mercy Hill coming to Greensboro?
“Since I’m a student in Greensboro, this looks a little different for me. My life is in transition right now in a lot of ways, as I’m not really sure where I will end up once I graduate. However, I believe wholeheartedly in the mission of Mercy Hill and want to be a part of what God is doing in Greensboro for as long as I can. Unless God calls me somewhere else at that point, I plan to move here permanently once I’m out of school!”
Want to learn more about how you can be a part of Mercy Hill Church? E-mail lead pastor Andrew Hopper (email@example.com) who would love to speak to you about ways you can help us spread the gospel in Greensboro.