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Hi I'm Sister Haylei Craig

I believe in eating nutella with a spoon, smiling all the time, fireworks year round, good long hugs, and I'm a Mormon!

About Me

I am Sister Craig and have been privileged to have been called to serve in two missions! I was first called to serve in the Arizona Scottsdale Mission for 2 transfers, and then I received a new mission call to the Mississippi Jackson Mission! I LOVE being a missionary and inviting others to come unto Christ! I have learned that it doesn't matter where you serve, it matters HOW you serve! Serving a mission so close to home was so hard at first, but I loved it. I miss it! I know that as long as I am living so that I can have the spirit with me everyday, I will be lead to those who are ready and willing to have the gospel in their lives! I am almost at my 6 month mark and cannot believe how fast a mission goes by! I have a family of 3 siblings, and 6 nieces! :) They're growing up too fast! I just want to be the best example I can be for them! I cant carry a tune, and cant figure out how to whistle, but it doesnt stop me from jammin' to my favorite tune and "whistling" when I cant find mom in the store :) I love being a mormon. I love the trust Heavenly Father has placed in me to represent His Son Jesus Christ. I know God loves me and is aware of me. I am grateful for the miracles, blessings, and trials I have been given in my life. Some weren't desired, but now I can look back and see how much I've grown. I just keep on keepin' on!

Why I am a Mormon

I am a Mormon because I choose to be, not because I am forced to be. I have lived my life without the gospel in it for awhile and it is nothing compared to living your life with it. I have witnessed miracles while being part of this church, and I have seen how it has blessed me and my family. I lost my Dad when I was 9 years old, and I can honestly say that this gospel and knowing of Christ's Atonement is what helped me stay strong and get through such a hard trial in my life. I read my scriptures and I know of the blessings we as members of the church can receive if we remain worthy. I have a goal of being married in a Temple of the Lord, and I look forward to receiving the blessings of an eternal family. I love to bear my testimony because I know this church is true. I know Jesus is the Christ and died for all mankind, not only for the sins we would commit, but also to feel our pain and to know what we go through. I know families are eternal, and it is important to have strong family bonds. I know that President Thomas S. Monson is a true Prophet called of God and that he receives revelation from our Father in Heaven. I know Joseph Smith was also a true Prophet and restored this gospel upon the Earth, and that he had to experience many trials and tribulations, but he maintained faith in the Lord Jesus Christ and received Eternal Life. I know this is the true church with the restored gospel and not a day goes by that I am not thankful for how it has blessed me and my family's life.

How I live my faith

Before I came out on my mission I served as the Gospel Principles teacher in my home ward. There I taught every Sunday, the second hour of church, to those who had recently joined the church, or who were interested in joining. It was a struggle and was definitely out of my comfort zone, but it prepared me SO much to serve a mission! I was able to strengthen my testimony, and teach others about our Savior Jesus Christ and His love for us. Now I am currently serving a full time mission in the Mississippi Jackson mission! I am over a thousand miles away from home, and am so grateful for the opportunity I have to represent Jesus Christ. Each day I walk and knock on peoples doors asking inviting them to build on the faith they already have. It takes courage and a LOT of prayer, but I know that I can do all things through Christ. I was called here for a reason, and I am so grateful. I have learned so much about the people of the South. So many already have a testimony of Jesus Christ, so they are so willing to talk about Him on their doorstep! It has been a humbling experience these last 6 months. I have been blessed with the gift to see others as Christ would see them. It's trying, it's hard, but it is so wonderful. I love people so deeply and so easily. And because I can see them how our Father in Heaven sees them, it makes it that much easier to get up everyday and deal with the crazy long schedule. I teach everyday, all day. I knock on doors even when people slam the door in our face, but it's worth it. I love my Savior and am so grateful for His atoning sacrifice. I try to be an example everyday, in word and in deed.

Why do Mormons perform baptisms for the dead?

Sister Haylei Craig
We believe in baptisms for the dead in the holy sacred temple because Heavenly Father is a merciful Father and wants all to have a chance to accept the Gospel. Some people were born on earth without a chance of learning who Jesus Christ was, and where they came from. So, we believe that in the Spirit World people still have the chance to accept Christ as their Savior and choose to be part of this Gospel. My Dad was not a member when he passed away, and 5 years after he passed away, I was able to stand and witness someone standing as proxy for him and the baptism be completed. I feel and know it in my heart that my Dad accepted the Gospel. And I am so grateful that missionary work goes beyond the grave, it has brought me so much comfort knowing this life isnt it, that we all have another chance. Show more Show less