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Hi I'm Haylee

I am a microbiologist that loves the outdoors, and I am a Mormon.

About Me

I have lived in a few different states and countries, but no place is as good as Colorado for me. I love the outdoors and the beautiful mountains. I studied Microbiology in college with the idea of going to medical school. When I finished my education and moved back home to Colorado to work and get ready for med school, I started working as a microbiologist performing testing for organ and tissue transplantation. My thought of becoming a physician faded as I saw a different way to help people live with those that they love. I ended up finding the man of my dreams at 29, and after struggling with infertility for years, we have been blessed with a beautiful baby boy. My life is/has not been perfect, but it is still an amazing life.

Why I am a Mormon

I was raised in the Mormon church, however I can't always say that I have been faithful to its teachings. i reached a cross road and I needed to find out what my true desires are and what I really want out of this existance. That was when I took those "things" that I had been taught growing up and put them to the test. The Lord helped me know that I am a daughter of God. that I once lived with Him, and He desired that we live with him again. Really knowing that I am a daughter of God is what changed me. From there I was able to see life more clearly, understand that there is happiness to be had in life, and it was up to me to uncover that happiness. The Mormon church provides a pathway, that no other church does, that walks us down the trail and tribulation of life but allows constants to help weather the storm. These unchanging doctrine and ordinaces make all the difference and provide a perspective that opens up a whole new perspective. That perspective is everything to me, and make me be a better person.

How I live my faith

I live my faith by studying the study the Bible, Book of Mormon, and words of the living prophets of new and old. I live my faith by visiting those that are lonely or those that I know are struggling with life. I live my faith by helping out at church. Currently I teach the woman on sunday and coach the young woman's volleyball team. I live my faith by setting the best example that I can for those around me, my neighbors, friends, co-workers ect. I live my faith by smiling, and meaning it.

What is the Atonement of Jesus Christ? Why was it necessary for Jesus Christ to sacrifice His life?

Haylee
The atonement is a very indvidual thing, yet it includes all who ever came to earth. It is the most important and most transcendent event in the history of the world. Through His suffering in the Garden of Gethsemane and on the cross, the Savior atoned for our sins. We can’t fully understand how Jesus suffered for our sins. But we know that in the Garden of Gethsemane, the weight of our sins caused Him to feel such agony that He bled from every pore (Luke 22:39-44). Later, as He hung upon the cross, Jesus again felt the weight of our sins even as He willingly suffered painful death by one of the most cruel methods ever known. The Savior tells us: “For behold, I... have suffered these things for all, that they might not suffer... even as I.” (Doctrine and Covenants 19:16-17) The atonement not only covers our sins but it also covers and can heal us from all the other bumps, scrapes, and stiches of life. While struggling with infertility, I had such a hard time because I knew no one knew all the feelings and hardships that weighed on my mind. I then knew that the atonement, and the suffering that Christ went through allowed him to not only be our advocate with the Father, but also the ultimate healer of my heart. Show more Show less