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Hi I'm Hailey

I'm a student. I'm a sister and a daughter. I'm a friend. And I'm a Mormon.

About Me

My name is Hailey Kate and I was born in Murtaugh, Idaho. (Yeah, it's one of those really small towns that nobody really knows about... Idaho seems to have a lot of those.) I moved to Orem, Utah when I was 7 and I've lived here ever since. "There's no place like home!" I love to play soccer and basketball and, now that I'm in college, I miss them both very much. I am a student at Brigham Young University and I am LOVING it. I hope to be a teacher of young minds when I grow big. That is why I am studying Elementary Education! Taking pictures, scrap-booking, eating, doing handstands, and socializing are just a few of my favorite things.

Why I am a Mormon

I was born into a family of Mormons. My whole life I have been a Mormon. I have been taught since the day I was born that I am a child of Heavenly Father. As I grew older, learned more about the Church, studied its principles, and learned its doctrine, I came to know for myself the truthfulness of that statement; "I am a child of God." I fully believe that I am a spiritual daughter of a Father in Heaven. Because of that, I know that I have a divine potential to live up to during my time here on earth. And the best way that I have found to reach that potential is through the practice of Mormonism. The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints teaches that every soul is precious to God and our purpose, as its members, is to bring those precious souls unto Christ. Through living the principles taught in the Mormon church, I have come to see small glimpses of the love that our Father in Heaven has for His children here on earth. And so, why am I a Mormon? Why do I take up the space on this earth and breathe the air that I breathe? It is because I am a child of God. I know that and He knows that and I want others to come to know that also.

How I live my faith

I live my faith by trying my very best. That's the key; trying. Our Savior has told us, through scripture that we claim to be true, to be "even as [He is.]" As long as I try to be more like Him through service, fulfilling my church duties, keeping a relationship with Him through daily prayer, following His commandments, and reading scripture, including the Book of Mormon, I will be strengthened by Him to be even as He is. I live my faith by trying to do my very best. "Good, better, best. Never let it rest, until your good is better than your best."