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Hi I'm Haylee

I am a student at Brigham Young University. I just got married. I'm majoring in Early Elementary Education. I'm a Mormon

About Me

I'm a sophomore at BYU and I LOVE it here. My husband and I got married on December 30th of 2011 in the Twin Falls Temple and it was absolutely beautiful. I love children, and I hope that one day I will teach in a classroom, and in the meantime, use my skills to benefit my future children. Reading is a huge hobby of mine and if not stopped, I can read for hours on end and do nothing else. I'm a hopeless romantic and addicted to plays and ballets. One of the most enjoyable way to spend one's time is sitting in an audience watching a good quality production. I have dreams of going to Africa one day to teach the impoverished children.

Why I am a Mormon

I was not always a Mormon. Sure, I was baptized when I was eight but my parents lost their way at some point and my childhood was very difficult. Both of my parents became addicted to meth when I was a baby, and as a result severely broke apart our family. We never went to church except on occasion with my grandparents. When my parents divorced my life changed even more. However, through it all, somewhere inside I knew that there was a God. My sister Amber became an active member, giving up a relationship with her mother and father and nearly becoming ostracized from other family members. She came to me when I was twelve and talked to me about the church. I don't even remember what she said but I remember the feeling I had. It was like a light bulb had suddenly clicked on somewhere in my heart and I knew without a doubt that everything she was saying was true. She was truly my inspiration and she was the one to bring me to the gospel, a gospel that would make my life finally become a happy one. I moved in with my grandparents so that I could continue going to church; I couldn't have made a better decision. Every day that I live as a Latter Day Saint is a blessing. It has helped me to make good decisions, decisions like choosing not to drink or smoke, to choose chastity, to dream of a life with a future family who I can raise to have all the things I never had. I could not be more grateful to be a member of the Church. It has helped me to have a firm testimony of Jesus Christ as my Savior and Redeemer. Through all of my trials, Christ has been there to comfort and protect me, to give me guidance and to chastise me. I know that when I have no one, I will always have the Lord. He is my brother, He is my friend, He is my Savior.

How I live my faith

There's a phrase I like to say...being Mormon isn't my religion, it's my lifestyle. I live my faith by being active in it. I've participated by organizing events for the youth and young women and I just received a calling to be a member of the Meetings Council. I've recently realized how important callings truly are. These callings come directly from the Lord, and they are opportunities to receive great blessings.

How can I know Mormonism is true?

Our church teaches that through prayer, the Holy Ghost will tell you the truth of the Church. That's not the only way though. It took one conversation with my sister and I could feel the spirit testify to me of the truth of the gospel and I had never read the Book of Mormon and I hadn't been to church in years. It's different for everybody, but if you sincerely wish to know, the best thing you can do is ask Heavenly Father with real intent. Show more Show less