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Hi I'm Hayley!

I'm a student, an adventure seeker, the youngest of four, and a Latter-day Saint

About Me

At the moment I'm trekking through the college years while sticking to my standards and having fun. I love reading and learning new things. I have a desire to learn as much as I can - there's so much knowledge available, so I better get cracking! I'm a big family person. My family means the world to me. I'm loyal to my family and love them to bits even though they're far away from me right now. What's the saying; distance makes the heart grow fonder? I love experiencing new things. It's a thrill to experience something for the first time-this whole new world is now open to you. So I enjoy going and doing…instead of sitting and stewing. And speaking of stew, I'm a foodie. I love food. Cooking, experimenting, sharing, if it involves food I'm there. You can bring people together with food, and normally when my family gets together there's food. A lot of food. So food and family are close to my heart.

Why I am a Mormon

My parents have a great conversion story that I've heard many a times, but my conversion story is simple. I was born into a family that was active in the Church. I've grown up going to church for 3 hours on Sunday, going to activities during the week, doing Family Home Evening on Mondays, and spending countless hours learning about the Gospel. When I turned 8, I made the decision to be baptized and receive the Holy Ghost. Since then, as I've learned line upon line, precept upon precept, I've been able to gain a testimony of the truthfulness of the doctrines of the Church. I've been able to see how truly amazing the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints is. I know that Jesus Christ is at the head of this church and I am amazed everyday by the wonderful leadership and guidance I receive through my membership. I'm a Mormon, not just because I was born into the Church, but because I know for myself that this is Christ's church.

How I live my faith

I live my faith by modeling my life -to the best of my ability- after Christ's life. In my classes I keep my integrity by being honest about assignments, tests, and my dealings with others. There's an amazing feeling of peace and confidence that comes from honesty. I strive to pattern my life after Christ's life in my church callings and everyday life. I have the wonderful opportunity to be a friend and support for two women in my ward through visiting teaching. I love getting the chance to serve these two wonderful daughters of God and I feel closer to Him though these women. In essence I'm trying to develop Christ-like traits one baby step at a time. Each day I wake with the intent to try my hardest to show my Father in Heaven how much I love him by being obedient to His commandments. And when I fall short, which happens every day, I pray for forgiveness and strength to be a little better tomorrow. And thus, each day is a struggle between doing what's easy and doing what's right. A daily decision that today I am going to be kind, charitable, patient, grateful, humble. It's not easy and sometimes I wonder if I can do it. I get irritated too easily, I act selfishly, I forget how blessed I am, the list goes on and on. But it's when I feel overwhelmed that the Savior reaches out and helps me to go one more day. So I live my faith one day at a time, trying my best to be who God wants me to be.