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Hi I'm Haley Childers

I'm an art student, online shopping addict, I love Jack Johnson, and I'm a Mormon :)

About Me

I am an art student with an emphasis in photography at Brigham Young University- Idaho. I've always been really interested in photography, art, and design. Some of my favorites photographers are Rodney Smith, Tec Petaja, and Henri Cartier Bresson. I've had a lot of jobs to pay for my schooling: Pizza maker at Papa Murphy's, Sales Associate at Kohl's Department store, Front-end Assistant at Costco (AKA: runner and cart-pusher, haha). But my favorite job by far would be when I worked as a nanny for 3 kids (1 of whom has special needs), I love kids and can't wait to be a mom! I know that having a family is part of God's plan for me, and I couldn't be more excited about it. I think Motherhood is underrated. It is a huge honor and responsibility, I think it would definitely be a blessing to have the opportunity to raise some of God's children.

Why I am a Mormon

I was raised in a Mormon family, but as a 22 year old woman, I can say that I've learned for myself that the Book of Mormon is from God. If you read it, your faith will grow and you WILL grow closer to Heavenly Father. The Book of Mormon works with the Bible to answer so many of my questions, like, "Why are we here?" (Alma 34:32), "Where do we go?" (Alma 40: 11-14), and "Why is life so hard?" (John 16:33). After reading my scriptures and praying to Heavenly Father, I know that He is aware of me, I know that He loves me. He gave His son, Jesus Christ, to be sacrificed so that I could have the opportunity to take on me His name through baptism and be forgiven of my sins so that I can return to live with my Heavenly Father after this life.

How I live my faith

Every Sunday we attend church for 3 hours, (it can sometimes seem like a long time, but it's really not!) The first hour is always our sacrament meeting, where we have the bread and water that reminds us of Christ's Atoning sacrifice. The second hour is when we have class where we can study the scriptures in depth, (the class you attend depends on your age.) And the third hour we split again: children attend a class geared towards them with music and stories, men attend one class, and women another. I used to teach the class for women called Relief Society! In these classes we had discussions and lessons on the Holy Ghost, the power of the Priesthood, how to be more Christlike, and other powerful topics like that. I no longer teach that class because I am going on a mission for my church. As a missionary for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, I am going to travel to Spain to invite people to come unto Christ by helping them receive the restored gospel through faith in Jesus Christ and His Atonement, repentance, baptism, receiving the gift of the Holy Ghost, and enduring to the end.

What do Mormons believe is the purpose of life?

Haley Childers
This life is part of God's plan for us. While on earth, we receive a physical body which we didn't have before, we have agency and we learn to make good choices that please Heavenly Father. Through this life we also learn through life experiences. By doing different things throughout your life (things like going to school, being married, having a family) we gain patience, trust, love, knowledge, and more. Building these Godly traits isn't always easy, but through these lessons we learn and grow so much. These experiences are what help us become more like our Heavenly Father. Throughout life, we also have the opportunity to get married and have families. When we die these relationships end. But in Temples you have the opportunity to be Sealed to your spouse and family. A Sealing is a special blessing done by someone who has the proper authority to bind you to your family so that when you die you can be reunited with your family again. It has been a big blessing in my life to know that if I live righteously, I will see my family after I die. I think that is why death isn't scary for people who believe in the Gospel. Heavenly Father has provided a way for us to return to Him and be happy, and I am thankful for that. Show more Show less