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Hi I'm Hayley

I am a college student. Family is most important to me. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

Hello! My name is Hayley, I am grew up in Idaho but I am attending college in Utah. I have 2 loving parents that have been married for 30 years, and four siblings that I hold dear to my heart! I love learning new things! I love learning about different cultures and customs especially. I also love learning new crafts. I can get lost in antique shops and museums for hours. I guess one could say I appreciate 'old things'. I also have a passion for music. I love almost any type of music but classical music is my favorite. And of course I love the mormon tabernacle choir 

Why I am a Mormon

I was lucky enough to be born into an LDS family, but I was still able to choose whether or not I wanted to become a member of the church at age 8. I chose to be baptized and officially become a member! I did this because I love the church and I know it is true. 8 years old seems so young to be able to make a decision like that but I felt it was right. I feel that even more now! I always tried to keep high standards growing up but it wasn't until I was 14 years old that I really really knew for myself the church was true. It was the year President Hinckley challenged all the youth to read the book of mormon. I had never read it cover to cover. So that summer I read it and I also attended my first session of especially for youth, a week long summer camp for youth ages 14-18. My testimony of the gospel grew so much that summer! Since leaving home and coming to a non-lds school my testimony has grown even more. I had to make a concious decision that I was going to stay active and participate in church. It has benefitted me so much. I know the church is true and I know it can change lives. The Book of Mormon is the keystone to the church and to my testimony. I promise that reading that book will bring a peace into your life that you have never ever felt before. The power of prayer is real. Even the simplest little things, He hears and always has your best interest at heart. I am so grateful for repentance and the healing it can bring to a family, or a wounded soul. I know that Joseph Smith saw God the Father and his Son Jesus Christ, and I know that he translated the Book of Mormon correctly. I know the things written in that book are true and are mean to help us in these days. I know Heavenly Father loves me, and knows me better than I know myself. I know that Christ suffered for my sins and knows exactly how I feel at any minute and I am SO grateful to Him for that. I love this gospel so much! It brings so much joy and hope to me.

How I live my faith

I try to live my faith everyday by trying my best to be a good example to those around me. I once heard a quote and I can't remember who said it but it goes, "bear your testimony every day, when necessary, use words."

Why is family so important to Mormons?

 Family is so important to Mormons because that is who we are going to be with for eternity! One of the only things we can take with us after death is our relationships. And since we believe in being with our families forever it is so important to have strong, positive family relationships. Can you imagine spending forever with a family member you didn't get along with? I can't! It is so important to keep things positive.  Show more Show less

Can husband and wife be together forever? Do you believe that families will live together in heaven?

 Yes! Husband and wife can be together forever, would you want it any other way? Through the sealing power in the temple they are bound for eternity! After that, when they have children, they are 'born in the covenant' which means they are also sealed to their parents! How awesome is that? We will get to live with our families forever! Show more Show less