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Hi I'm Hailey

I was born and raised in Utah. I am about to head out on my mission to serve the people in Samara Russia.

About Me

I attended a year of college in 2012-2013 at Snow College in Ephraim Utah. It was such a great school and I made so many friends from attending there. I was in the fine arts program. I love painting, especially figure painting. I am so drawn to people, and love creating new friendships. I love hiking, playing music, listening to music, helping others, and anything crafty and artsy.

Why I am a Mormon

I was born into this gospel. I was baptized into our church at the age of 8. As time went on in my life, there was one specific time where I felt very distanced from God. I wasn't living the way he wanted me to live. During that point in time, I was a sad person. I felt I wasn't progressing in life. I felt that often times I was alone because I wouldn't turn to prayer to find comfort. Later on in time, I needed to change. I needed to feel loved. I needed to feel God's listening ear, and I needed to again feel close to Him. I needed Him to know that I loved Him, and that I was willing to change my life, and to do anything to feel of his light and his love. Through repentance and by practicing greater faith, I came to know how much God loves me. I came to the knowledge that Heavenly Father loves me no matter what I have done in my life. I came to know he is so eager to forgive, and I also came to know that He wants nothing more than to see his children happy. Once I adjusted my life and started attending all my church meetings, started living worthy to receive my temple recommend again, and started reading my scriptures daily, I became filled with love. I want so badly for all of God's children to feel this love! It is empowering. This gospel brings SO much truth, light, and love. I am so grateful to have it in my life to get me through the tough times, and to accompany me through the happy times as well. Have faith and trust in God that he loves you. As you willfully allow him to guide you, you will feel the fullness of his love for you, and you will also feel how much our Savior, Jesus Christ loves you too. You will come to know that you have a purpose in life and that YOU are on the earth at this time for a purpose. Let the Lord help you find your purpose and never forget he is ALWAYS, always there for you. Trust him! Always turn to him in all you do. I say these things in the name of Jesus Christ, amen.

How I live my faith

I attend the temple at least once a week. I served on the temple committee in my young single adults ward, which was an awesome experience. On that committee we would gather a bunch of people from our ward and go to the temple every two weeks on thursday. I love the temple! From attending the temple on a weekly basis, I feel a peace and a comfort which helps me to know that I am truly loved by our Heavenly Father. With that love I feel, I want to share it with others so they may in turn know how much joy this gospel brings into their lives, and how much God loves each of us, and is fully aware of our lives.

What blessings can you receive from reading the Book of Mormon, the Bible, and other scriptures?

As I have read my scriptures, I have felt peace, and have found many answers to my prayers. I recently finished reading the Book Of Mormon for the first time which was such a great experience. From reading the Book Of Mormon, I have been blessed to know that the Book Of Mormon contains the fulness of the gospel. I have been blessed to know that within the Book Of Mormon, I know what I need to do to gain peace in this life, and how to return to God. The greatest blessing I have come to know from reading that book is the knowledge that God does know His children. He is fully aware of each of us, and he has given us this book to help lead us home to Him. I have come to know Jesus Christ on a more personal level, and I know that he is the true son of God. I promise that as you read this book and pray to know of it's truthfulness, it will be revealed to you, and you will feel the testimonies written therein are true. You will have the desire to know what God wants you to do in your life. You will also be blessed with greater peace than you have ever before felt! Show more Show less