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Hi I'm Hailie

I'm a Mormon!

About Me

My name is Hailie and I'm happily married to my best friend Anthony of six years. We don't have children yet, but we are enjoying life until they get here! We both attended college and have Bachelor Degrees. We both come from homes, where are parents were divorced and have family members who do not believe what we do. I love alternative health, and helping people.

Why I am a Mormon

Many years ago, my mother attended church when she was young but as she grew older it was not a part of her life. When I was about five years old, my mother decided to go back to church and take my little sisters and I. She never had a husband who was a member or active in the church, and so she took us alone. As I grew older, I liked going to church but I would complain about having to get out of bed in the morning to go, complained how I was hungry during fast Sunday, complained how long church was or that I was bored, etc. I remember being about twelve years old, and realized I needed to change my attitude. I started looking at church as a place to learn, and started realizing that it made a big difference when I had a better attitude. I'm grateful for that learning experience, because it helped me to become a better example to my sisters and also helped my mother. Around that same time, I decided I needed to know and understand if the church was indeed true. I remember reading the Book of Mormon, and praying about it. I did not have an angel appear to me, I didn't have this wonderful glorious experience, just a feeling that was simple- it was just good. It wasn't hard for me to accept the Gospel of Jesus Christ, because I already knew in my mind and my heart that it was true. It has made a big influence on how I want to live my life. I love the quote from the First Presidency that says, "Happiness in families is achieved when founded upon the teachings of the Lord Jesus Christ." I know this is true. I know that God lives, I know our Elder Brother Jesus Christ lives, and He is our Redeemer. I know the Prophet Joseph Smith was a prophet of God, and the I know the Book of Mormon is true. The more and more I read it, the more I realize this book is for our day. I know temples are the house of the Lord, and I love the spirit I feel when I attend. Families can be together forever. I love this gospel, and I'm thankful every day it is in my life.

How I live my faith

I currently work with the young women's program in our ward. I absolutely love the youth! I work with them on helping them with goals and different achievements they are working towards! I also love to go visiting teaching to ladies in our ward, and getting to know them and their unique talents and gifts!

What is The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints' attitude regarding homosexuality and same sex marriage?

Hailie
In The Family: A Proclamation to the World, it states that "marriage between a man and woman is ordained of God." I know this to be true. In the Bible, it talks about homosexuality as being sinful and against our Heavenly Father's law. The Lord's house is a house of order, and same-sex marriage is not in our Father's plan. These individuals, however; are still sons and daughters of God. We all have our own trials in life, and I feel that these tendencies are trials just like any other trials we face. We still need to love and respect those, who may choose or sin differently than we do, but we must also dare to stand alone in following God's plan. I have family members who struggle with same-sex tendencies, and it is heart breaking to see them struggle. I feel just like any other trial or temptation, we have the ability to overcome it seeking the Saviors help, and applying His atonement into our lives. Show more Show less

Why don’t Mormons have paid clergy?

Hailie
The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, is a church of service. We are taught to love one another, and to serve one another. We are asked to offer our time and our talents to those around us, without expecting something in return. Through our callings, or just being a good neighbor we have the ability to reach out and touch those who are in need, and help each other along the way. The Savior served all those who He came in contact with, and as we serve I feel we can become more like Him. Show more Show less

What is the Book of Mormon?

Hailie
The Book of Mormon is the keystone of our religion. It contains the teachings of ancient prophets and their experiences they went through. We have been taught the Book of Mormon has been written for our day, and I can testify that this is true. I love the Book of Mormon, and I'm grateful to read it everyday. The more and more I read it, the more I understand why this applies to our day. There are so many answers to different questions and things we go through in life, that we can find in the scriptures. They say history has a way of repeating itself, and as I see the things happening in our country with our government, society, our schools, the media, etc I can see why it is such an important book to have. The Book of Mormon testifies of our Savior Jesus Christ, that He lives, that He loves us, and that we can return to live with Him again through His atonement. I love the Book of Mormon, and I hope you will take the time to read it, and take up Moroni's challenge and pray and ask if it is true. It will change your life, because I know it has changed mine. Show more Show less