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Hi I'm Bailey

I'm a runner, a reader, an adventurer, and a Mormon.

About Me

Hi, I am a semi-quiet, newly-married 22 year old. I live proud of being from California, though I've moved around a lot in the past few years for work and school. I love running (especially on the beach), yoga and hiking. I love working at summer camps and working with kids. I have worked with every age group from 3 year olds to 18 year olds in one job or another. I studied Psychology at the University of California, San Diego and also ran on the track team there. I was baptized into the church when I was 19 years old during my freshman year of college and it was the best decision I've ever made!

Why I am a Mormon

I am Mormon because of the deep down joy that I have only found by being a member of the church. When I first began learning about the church, I just felt something good. I didn't know what it was, but I didn't want to let it go. I read everything I could from the church. I got through much of the Book of Mormon and all of the Gospel Principles Manual before working up the courage to go to the nearest singles ward on my own because I didn't know any members where I was living. I met the missionaries that first Sunday at church and began meeting with them a few times a week. Each time I walked away from my lessons, I couldn't stop smiling and feeling like everything I was learning made so much sense. The joy, understanding, and love I feel from the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints and its members is why I am a Mormon.

How I live my faith

I live my faith by always seeking to learn what I can do better by searching the scriptures, learning from the examples of others, and through prayer. I seek to learn new things and travel to new places, and I hope that those experiences will help me to connect with everyone that I meet. I live my faith through personal and companion prayer and scripture study each day with my husband. I live my faith by doing things I know to be right because of the peace they bring to my heart. I live my faith by sharing my love of the gospel and the happiness it has brought me with those around me.

What will the Mormon missionaries talk about when they visit my home?

When missionaries visit your home, they will teach you some of the basic doctrines of the church: that we believe in God, our eternal father, and His son, Jesus Christ. They will teach you about the Restoration, when Joseph Smith restored the fullness of the gospel to us in these latter days according to God's will. They will teach you of repentance and baptism. But most of all they will share with you the knowledge we have of God's love for us, and of His Plan of Salvation which allows us to reach eternal life. My experience with the missionaries was absolutely wonderful, and the Sister missionaries who taught me will forever be some of my best friends. Show more Show less

How can I know Mormonism is true?

The answer is simple. To know if the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints is true, all you have to do is ask our Heavenly Father. Pray to him, ask him the simple question "Is this church true," then listen. If you have faith, He will answer you in a way that you can understand. Perhaps it will be a feeling, maybe through a scripture you read or something you hear from a friend or at church. But something will come to you to help you feel comforted. As you give living the way of the gospel a try, through keeping the commandments, searching and pondering the scriptures, and praying each day, the Spirit will continue to strengthen your feeling and understanding that the church is true, and it will bring into your life great joy. Show more Show less