Hi I'm Hailie
My name is Hailie and I'm happily married to my best friend Anthony of six years. We don't have children yet, but we are enjoying life until they get here! We both attended college and have Bachelor Degrees. We both come from homes, where are parents were divorced and have family members who do not believe what we do. I love alternative health, and helping people.
Why I am a Mormon
Many years ago, my mother attended church when she was young but as she grew older it was not a part of her life. When I was about five years old, my mother decided to go back to church and take my little sisters and I. She never had a husband who was a member or active in the church, and so she took us alone. As I grew older, I liked going to church but I would complain about having to get out of bed in the morning to go, complained how I was hungry during fast Sunday, complained how long church was or that I was bored, etc. I remember being about twelve years old, and realized I needed to change my attitude. I started looking at church as a place to learn, and started realizing that it made a big difference when I had a better attitude. I'm grateful for that learning experience, because it helped me to become a better example to my sisters and also helped my mother. Around that same time, I decided I needed to know and understand if the church was indeed true. I remember reading the Book of Mormon, and praying about it. I did not have an angel appear to me, I didn't have this wonderful glorious experience, just a feeling that was simple- it was just good. It wasn't hard for me to accept the Gospel of Jesus Christ, because I already knew in my mind and my heart that it was true. It has made a big influence on how I want to live my life. I love the quote from the First Presidency that says, "Happiness in families is achieved when founded upon the teachings of the Lord Jesus Christ." I know this is true. I know that God lives, I know our Elder Brother Jesus Christ lives, and He is our Redeemer. I know the Prophet Joseph Smith was a prophet of God, and the I know the Book of Mormon is true. The more and more I read it, the more I realize this book is for our day. I know temples are the house of the Lord, and I love the spirit I feel when I attend. Families can be together forever. I love this gospel, and I'm thankful every day it is in my life.
Why do Mormons do family history or genealogy work?
I cannot express in words my love of family history and genealogy work. I've always been drawn to it, and over the past few years I have dived in and have had so many wonderful experiences. We have ancestors and family on the other side who may have never had a chance to hear the Gospel of Jesus Christ. They have the opportunity to learn in the spirit world, and as we do genealogy and perform temple ordinances for them they have the ability to choose for themselves to take upon them the name of Jesus Christ. In Doctrine & Covenants 128:15 it says, "And now, my dearly beloved brethren and sisters, let me assure you that these are principles in relation to the dead and the living that cannot be lightly passed over, as pertaining to our salvation. For their salvation is necessary and essential to our salvation, as Paul says concerning the fathers—that they without us cannot be made perfect—neither can we without our dead be made perfect." It helps our families become closer, and we are able feel the the missing links become connected again.
How I live my faith
I currently work with the young women's program in our ward. I absolutely love the youth! I work with them on helping them with goals and different achievements they are working towards! I also love to go visiting teaching to ladies in our ward, and getting to know them and their unique talents and gifts!