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Hi I'm Bailey

I was born in Alaska but raised in Utah. I'm a Mormon

About Me

I am a college student and am close to getting my bachelors in Sociology. At an early age my parents got divorced then after that both parents got married and divorced again several times after that. My dad got custody of us kids, which got to be hard for me because it was just my dad, two brother, and me for most of my life. Except for when he would get married again (it never lasted long) then a mother figure would be there for awhile. For the longest time I had super harsh feelings towards my mom and her never wanting to be around. She was there for our physical needs like she would take us shopping for school clothes, but I never felt her love. I remember one time on mother's day we were suppose to write three things we loved about our mother. I sat in my chair and started crying because I couldn't think of one thing to say. I was angry for so long. I was lucky though I found my faith and the Young Women's program in the Church. There I had leaders who loved and cared for me. They taught me through their example what kind of mother and parent I want to be. I learned through Jesus Christ I could use his atonement and for give my mother. It has been hard and I still struggle sometime but we have a relationship now and I can make a list of things that I love about her. It took time for sure but I am grateful I have turned away from angry and turned towards Christ love. I am now married and my husband and I are looking forward to the day we can be parents.

Why I am a Mormon

Because it is true! I have looked and searched for answers and I have found through trail and error that the answers are here. Just like anything else in life I have had to work for the truth. Jesus Christ is my foundation in life he is what has helped (and continues to help) me through good times and bad. I know the members are not perfect because I am a member and I am far from perfect. I just remember we are each at different stages in life so while I might like some people more then others, I still can (if I let myself) learn from everyone. I love that every week when I go to church I have a support group who gives good advice not because they think they are better then I but because they love the Savior just as much as I do and want everyone to make it back to him.

How I live my faith

I try to fulfill whatever calling comes my way, right now I am new in a student married ward. I'm actually scared of being in the ward because first off I'm so new to being married that we are still adjusting then to add to it I have to adjust to a new ward... I know no one in the ward well. I've decided none of that matters though because the Lord knows what is best for me. So the last couple of Sundays instead of waiting for someone to come sit by me and talk I find someone to do that too. Again this is not the easiest thing but I figure Christ did not wait around to be told every step of the way what to do he acted on what he knew was right. I'm trying to fulfill this motto I actually heard from a Disney movie but I think it applies just as well to living the gospel of Jesus Christ and being an active disciple... "See a need fill a need." What this means to me is that if I see someone sitting alone I am going to be the one do something about that. Or if they need someone to say a pray or lead the music (not that I know how I just wave my hand in the air, I figure no one is really looking anyways) I will be the one to raise my hand and say "I'll do it."

Why do Mormon missionaries proselyte?

We love our Savior and the message we share is true. Just like how Christ disciples were to go and share what they knew to those around them, that is what the missionaries do full time. It is not because we want to force anyone to believe what we do, we are just trying to be like Christ and teach truth. Show more Show less

In whom should we have faith?

In our Savior Jesus Christ, simple enough. Show more Show less