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Hi I'm Bailey

I'm a daughter and a sister. I'm a singer and a writer. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I was born into a loving family of three sisters who adored me, and I knew it! When I was seven, my sisters and I were thrilled to have a baby brother. I loved my little brother, but I idolized my sisters. All my sisters are very musically inclined so, naturally, I wanted to be involved in music, and of course, be good at whatever else my sisters were. I tried nearly every instrument including the harp, and finally stuck with the piano and singing. Singing was my favorite thing to do. I absolutely loved going to voice lessons and being involved in anything with singing. Then suddenly, by the age of twelve, my jaw started to ache. At first, my family and I assumed it to be a cavity in my tooth, or some sort of strange virus. Then my head started to hurt. Finally, we went to the doctor and found that it was much more than that, it was arthritis. I was told I should not continue singing and needed to keep on a soft foods diet. As a twelve year old, there was no greater drama. I fought it hard, and learned how to sing without hurting my jaw too much. I fought all the way to my Senior year of high school, and became an accomplished singer. Then my pain started to get worse and to spread. I finally decided I could keep fighting, pretending I had no pain, and keep insisting on singing, or I could develop a new passion. That's how I became a writer. I am now in college studying journalism, and hope to further develop my passion and in writing.

Why I am a Mormon

I am a Mormon because I know who I am, and I love my Heavenly Father and my Savior. I am a beloved daughter of God who accepted His plan to come to earth, that I may gain a physical body, progress on this Earth, and prove to Him that I will be valiant and true to Him. Through the teachings of the Church and the Book of Mormon, I have been able to build a beautiful, strong relationship with Heavenly Father, as well as with my loving Savior, Jesus Christ. During my times of pain, whenever I feel too imposing upon my ever-supporting family, I always know I can turn to my Savior and become strengthened through Him. Because He suffered every pain, sorrow, and wrong-doings I have suffered and will suffer, He knows how to succor me perfectly, as is taught both by the prophets Isaiah in the Old Testament and Alma in the Book of Mormon (Isaiah 53, Alma 7:12). I have felt Him succor me as I cried to Him in prayer, immediately feeling His comfort every time I do. I have seen the extra comfort He has provided me through others reaching out to me in ways I know they would have not known to do had they not been inspired by the Savior's Holy Ghost. There has never been a time He has not answered my prayers. Without the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints and my family teaching me that I have a Savior who cares about me and wants to hear from me, my life would have been hard; I would not be as happy as I am today. I would never give up the relationship I have with God, and that is why I am a Mormon.

How I live my faith

I live my faith by promising to accept my Savior's teachings and live by the rules I am taught. I am a witness of Jesus Christ, and, therefore, need to act accordingly. Though I fail at times due to imperfections, I live my faith by what the Book of Mormon teaches in the book of Mosiah: Mourn with those that mourn, and comfort those who stand in need of comfort (Mosiah 18:9).

How can I know Mormonism is true?

As someone who grew up in the church, it might be easy to say, "I just jumped on the bandwagon" but I followed the same path that everyone can follow to know this church is true. I lived what was taught and saw the blessings reaped. I read the Book of Mormon and asked God in prayer if what I read was true. I assure you that he answered my prayers. I felt calm and warm, and a thought came to me that I always knew it was true. The calming, warming, and even happy feelings I felt I knew came from The Comforter Jesus spoke of in the Bible in John 14. God answered my prayers, and he can answer yours. Show more Show less