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Hi I'm Haylee

I love adventure. I love to laugh. I'm a missionary. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I'm serving as a missionary for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints in the Michigan Lansing Mission. I'm an avid adventurer. I'm studying at USU to be an interior designer. I come from a big family, being the oldest of seven kids. I love summertime and nature. I dream of traveling the world. I'm so inspired by the beauty of the places around me and believe nature is God's gift for us to enjoy. *stop and smell the roses* I can't wait to see what my future has in store!

Why I am a Mormon

I'm a Mormon because I can't imagine where life would have taken me if I didn't have the guidance of God. I'm a Mormon because I have experienced His tender love and mercy in so many occasions throughout my life. I'm a Mormon because I know my Heavenly Father has a plan for me. I'm a Mormon because I want a family that has the opportunity to be together for eternity. I'm a Mormon because this church brings me joy and gives me hope in a world where there is little peace. I'm a Mormon because I know without a doubt in my mind that the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints is the Lord's kingdom, once again established on the Earth.

How I live my faith

I believe that everyday is an opportunity to be more like Jesus Christ through our actions, words, thoughts, and the way we treat the people around us. It's my goal to change the way I look at life by having an eternal perspective. I'm currently serving as a missionary for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints in the Michigan Lansing Mission and am honored with the opportunity to help others come unto Christ through receiving the restored Gospel.

What do Mormons believe concerning the doctrine of grace?

Haylee
Grace is the only way that anyone can return to live with God. It is only through the grace of Jesus Christ that we are saved. Everyone is saved through grace--but it is up to us to decide whether or not we are changed by grace. "Jesus doesn't make up the difference. Jesus makes ALL the difference." (Brad Wilcox, His Grace is Sufficient.) The purpose of the Atonement of Christ is for us to repent of our sins and become more like our Savior so that when we are judged of our works, we can honestly say that we have been fully healed through the grace of God. In this life, we can constantly become better and better so that we will feel at home in the presence of our Heavenly Father. Show more Show less

What is the Atonement of Jesus Christ? Why was it necessary for Jesus Christ to sacrifice His life?

Haylee
The Atonement is the most important event that ever happened in the history of the world. Because Christ suffered for us, he has made it possible for us to be clean and live with our Heavenly Father again. The Atonement of Jesus Christ began with His suffering in Gethsemane. We can't fully comprehend how He did it, but we know that he felt every pain, affliction, and sin and it caused him to bleed from every pore. The crucifixion is included in the Atonement because there had to be a last sacrifice to end the trap of mortality. "It must be an infinite and eternal sacrifice." (Alma 34:10) While he was on the cross, he again felt the weight of our sins as he had in the garden. He willingly suffered all pain, and drank from the bitter cup his Father had given Him. The Atonement is completed with the Resurrection. Through the fact of the Resurrection, all mankind is able to overcome physical death. Because Christ rose again, he makes it possible for us to become glorified beings. Jesus Christ did what he did purely out of love. He suffered for us so that He would know how to help us in our darkest times. This single event is there for us to become like Him. The affects of the Atonement in our lives, however, are completely conditional on whether or not we choose to follow the teachings of Christ. If we have faith, repent, are baptized, receive the Holy Ghost, and continue to make and keep our covenants, we are promised exaltation--and who wouldn't want that! Show more Show less