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Hi I'm Haley

I grew up moving across the USA. I like to learn. I want to make the world a better place. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I feel like I may be one of Earth's most indecisive people. Except on my favorite color. Which is purple. Other than that bit of info, I enjoy everything - responsibly. My family means the world to me. Nature feels most home-y to me. I try to always take some time to get out and be under the big blue sky. Also, anything that makes me exercise, like sports, is pretty cool with me. I don't mind getting dirty, playing around, or jumping in for a pick up game of football. So I also spend a lot of time at neighborhood parks. Sliding down slides and playing tag. I read books with happy endings, movies that make me feel something, music that I can vibe during, and quiet moments just staring into space. I'm a millennial in rehab- rather, I try to get away from my phone. However, Instagram is my favorite app. On which I follow mostly hipsters, quote accounts, and adventurers. The LIFE Magazine motto is goals. I have an eye for appreciating the world. So I try to spend time adventuring to see it. I'm tall. Really tall. And I eat. A lot. Basically I'm a jack-of-all-trades sorta human. Not exceptional at really anything but being me. But, I am especially good at that. Oh and I want to change the world. I try doing this by just being the good in it. Simply put, I think people need to see that change is possible. So I started with myself.

Why I am a Mormon

I am a Mormon because this Gospel is the same Everlasting Gospel that Christ organized when he was on the Earth. I am a Mormon because I know that Joseph Smith was called of God to restore the Gospel to the Earth. I truly know this. I know God's hand is in my life. After growing up in the Church I wanted to ask for myself, and not have to take anyone else's word for it. So I asked and His answer was simply: You already know this Haley, but once again I will confirm it to you- Yes it is true. And this confirmation hasn't dimmed because as I am truly seeking to study the gospel, Heavenly Father indulges me and confirms it to me again and again. Nothing miraculously came as a sign, rather He does something that to me is clearer than any sign that could be given.. God just tells me not to doubt myself. Remember the hope. Remember His hand. I am a Mormon because I believe in the Plan of Salvation. It helps me make decisions in my life. Because I believe that this Earth life is a short and intensive training period. Our time to choose righteousness. I'm a Mormon because this Church has helped me establish a relationship with Heavenly Father and Jesus Christ that changes my life every day. I'm a Mormon because I have my own testimony and I know for myself. I am a Mormon because I have a pure testimony of it.

How I live my faith

One thing I do is that I teach a little class of kids in the church. Every Sunday I sit in a room trying my best to help them understand that Jesus Christ is real. That he is not just a Sunday idea. I try to take the stories from the scriptures and apply them to their daily situations and teach the moral lessons that are recorded within. Also twice a month I hold an Activity Night for girls ages 8-11. I try to make it a place where difference are celebrated, and similarities are how we connect. I try to unify them. Plus we get to have a lot of fun playing games, laughing, and learning about our potential. But even though I am mostly working with the kids in the Primary, I also get to connect with other women my age as a Visiting Teacher. For this I try once a month to be formal about scheduling a visit with those that are assigned for me to take care of and encourage. But I am not very good at being formal because these girls are quickly becoming my friends. So my visits tend to be spontaneous, but sometimes I bring treats, and sometimes the visit even lasts a long time because we get carried away just talking about things. So that is my service in the ward. I also try to go once a week and volunteer at the Bishop's Storehouse. Which is one of the Church's Humanitarian Aid/local out reach programs.