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Hi I'm Hailey

I grew up in Las Vegas. I'm a former chemist, now stay at home mom. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I'm a convert to the church. I was baptized in 2003 while attending BYU. I began dating my husband in 2005 and we were married in 2007. I graduated in Biology and worked as an Emergency Vet Technician and Chemist before becoming a stay at home mom. I love sports. In high school I played volleyball, basketball and jumped hurdles in track. I also love to watch sports. During football season you will find me right next to my husband watching football on television. I am trying to learn a whole bunch of new skills like photography, sewing, scrap booking, cooking, couponing and canning. None of these skills are natural to me so I am learning a lot of patience along the way!

Why I am a Mormon

I grew up in a Christian family of no specific denomination. I went with friends to their churches on Sundays and learned all about Baptists, Orthodox Christians, Judaism and Jehovah's Witnesses. All the while I was discovering in my heart specific truths that I knew to be true and that none of them seemed to believe. I even attended a Catholic high school. Again, in my heart I knew some things to be true that they didn't, so I did not join that faith. After deciding to attend BYU (long story short: it was close to home, inexpensive, felt right, and I like attending religious schools) the missionaries came over to visit. We had never had the Mormon Missionaries come visit us before but as I was planning on attending BYU I decided to invite them in. The first thing I did was quiz them on what I knew in my heart to be true. "Do you believe in God?" Yes. "Do you know that our life does not end here on Earth?" Yes. "Do you know that babies whether baptized or not go to Heaven too?" Yes. "Do you know that animals have spirits too?" Yes. I was shocked! They knew the same things I did. They then asked me to read and pray about the Book of Mormon. After they left I did just that. While I didn't entirely understand the stories I was reading, I couldn't deny the incredible power I felt raise up in my chest while I read it. I knelt down and prayed that night and knew that I was supposed to join their church. They know what is true, what God wants us to know and follow. I know that our Heavenly Father loves all of us. I know that he used Joseph Smith as an instrument to help bring us the Book of Mormon. Without it we would be lost among the hundreds of Christian churches in the world today. I know that our Heavenly Father loves us so much that he continues to teach and guide us through His Apostles and Prophets today. He listens and answers prayers. I know that this is the true church of Christ. And I am grateful to have become a part of it.

How I live my faith

I live my faith by continuously working on the little things and trying to be a better person each and every day. Every Sunday I attend church at my local LDS chapel with my family. My favorite part of the three hours of church is when I get to pick my daughter up from her Primary class and she tells me about what she learned and shows me the projects she worked on. Every month I try to visit the neighbor ladies that I have been asked to watch over through the Visiting Teaching program. I also help set up athletic activities for the ladies in my ward as well as assist in the emergency preparedness instruction for our ward. My favorite part of continuously working on being worthy and keeping the commandments and covenants I have made, is being able to go visit the Temple. It is there that I am free from all of the negative energy and noise of the world and I am almost in arms reach of being with God. It is so wonderful to experience that peace and love.

Who are the Mormons?

Hailey
"Mormons" are the people who belong to The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. We were given the nickname "Mormons" because in addition to studying the Bible we also study the Book of Mormon. Show more Show less