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Hi I'm Haylie

I love English, American Sign Language, and the piano, and I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I'm a freshman in college, I love playing piano and have played pretty much my whole life; I especially love playing church hymns because it invites the spirit into my home or wherever I'm playing. I love communicating in American Sign Language ever since I learned it as a sophomore in high school and I try to use it as often as I can! I love English as well and I hope to become an editor in the future. I've been a member of the church my whole life and it's a huge blessing not only for me, but those close to me as well. I am currently serving in the South Carolina Columbia Mission.

Why I am a Mormon

I have grown up a member, and it's been such a blessing in my life. My family and friends have been such great examples to me and help me live in a way that the Savior would; however, I'm not a Mormon simply because my parents are and because I grew up living that way, but because I decided to find out for myself that this church is true. I am a Mormon because I sought for an answer through prayer and diligent study of the scriptures until the Spirit testified to me of the truthfulness of the church. I have become converted in my own way, and that's why I'm a Mormon.

How I live my faith

Everyday I strive to be the best I can be, because I know that even though I won't achieve true perfection in this life, I can do my best to become more and more like my father in heaven. I pray for missionary experiences every day because the joy that I feel through the church is something that I want others to feel as well. Teaching others about the gospel is so much more than trying to get those not of my faith to partake of the blessings of this gospel, but it is seeking out opportunities to help friends, family, and others in need every day; it is showing attributes of Christ through my actions and words so the love of Christ shows through me. Although it's most definitely not easy, I am able to live the truths of this church because I have a desire to go back to live with my heavenly father again, and I want as many people to be there and partake of eternal happiness as possible.

What do Mormons believe concerning the doctrine of grace?

Haylie
Grace is not being saved just because Jesus Christ "payed the price", but it is being saved after we have labored with all our might, looking unto Him in every thought (D&C 6:36), and keeping the commandments with a willing heart. Brad Wilcox said that Jesus Christ didn't make up the difference, but He is the difference; He has already payed the price, but in order to enable that power, we must first work our hardest and repent with a sincere heart and continually do that all our days our joy will be never-ending! Show more Show less