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Hi I'm Haydn Waite

I played football and love sports. I love four-wheelers and anything outdoors. I grew up in Nevada, and I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I grew up in a small town called Logandale, Nevada. I am 20 years old. I love camping, hunting, four-wheeling, snowboarding and anything outdoors. I am a sports fanatic. I was a linebacker/fullback in football during high school. I love watching college football. I am a huge BYU fan, go Cougs!! I also love cars, trucks, and anything with an engine that goes fast. I am a Ford guy, I love mustangs!! I am an Eagle Scout. The scouting program taught me a lot. There is 6 kids in our family, I am the second oldest behind my sister who is a year older than me. When I was 14, my father passed away. My family is the most important thing to me. I love them so much. There is nothing greater than a big happy family. We do lots of things together and enjoy having family time and playing games. I love my mom, she is the best mom in the world. She is a strong woman and has been a great example to me. I am currently serving a mission in the Florida Tampa Mission. I love my mission. Our Faith is what has held our family so close together and given so much comfort and peace through our trials. We know we can be together again and forever! I want to share that love and peace with everyone! When I return home, I plan to go to college. I know the Lord loves me and has always been there to lift me up and strengthen me. Through trials and experiences in life, he has had his hand in it all to shape me into the man I am today.

Why I am a Mormon

I am a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints for many reasons. I grew up in the Church, and my testimony of its truthfulness started when I was very young. I remember asking my mom one Sunday, "Why do people think its not true? Don't we just teach people to be good?" That question has always stuck with me from a very young age, and I think is a big part of my personal conversion. John 7:17 says, "If any man will do his will, he shall know of the doctrine, whether it be of God, or whether I speak of myself." I know that to be true. I would always try to do the things the Church and my mom taught me, and could always feel like that was the right thing to do. Then when I was older, and decided to pray and ask Heavenly Father if this is his doctrine, the answer came easily, because I had already experimented on the word. If it is the Fathers will, he will let you know. But you can't know if you aren't willing to try. From there, my testimony was able to grow, little by little. When I took the time to sit down and sincerely read the Book of Mormon, I knew with all my heart that the Book is of God. The feelings that the Holy Ghost put into my heart when I would pray about that Book were undeniable. I have now read it many many times, and get that reassurance every single time. I know it is true. When my dad passed, that was one of the hardest and definitely most trying times of my life. I prayed to Heavenly Father for comfort and asked if I will be able to be with my dad again, if the Plan of Salvation that we are taught is true. My answer came quietly and gently, but again undeniable. The Spirit told me that all these things are true, that I don't need to worry. All I need to do is endure the crosses of the world, and I can inherit the kingdom of God where my joy can be full forever, as stated in 2 Nephi 9:18. This happens only through the Gospel. This is His Gospel. Being a member of the Church teaches me to be Christlike, that is why I am a Mormon.

How I live my faith

I try to live my faith by loving everyone and trying to do as the Savior would want me to do. I have grown up in The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints and it has blessed my life so much. I have served in many of the leadership positions in the youth groups growing up, and it has been such a blast to develop those relationships with the other members of the church. We would always plan fun activities like campouts, hikes, lake trips and many other things that would help us grow together and become better young men. I remember many service projects around the community to help those in need. Those are some of my favorite memories. It has also been such a blessing to have the men in the church that were the youth leaders and advisors. They have been such great examples to me of righteous husbands and fathers and have helped me gain a vision of who I want to be and how I want to live my life. I definitely see them as some of the most important men in my life, and they have been great father figures to me. I had the opportunity to be hometeaching companions with one of these men. We would live our faith by going to visit our assigned families each month, making sure they were doing alright and lending a hand whenever needed. It was amazing to see the love, comfort, and friendship that this brought into each of our lives as we diligently tried to love and serve as the Savior would serve them. I always try to live my faith by example. Even if those around you might be doing what you know is wrong, you can stand up for what you believe. I enjoyed going some afternoons and visiting the elderly that couldn't make it to church. Extending a hand of love and service brings so much happiness into your life, as well as the lives of those you are serving. I am now living my faith by putting my life on pause and serving the Lord in the Florida Tampa Mission. The Gospel of Jesus Christ has brought so much peace to me in my life, and I want to share that with everyone.