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Hi I'm Hailee

I grew up in Utah. I was raised Catholic. Now I'm a Mormon!! :)

About Me

I am currently serving a mission in San Antonio Texas!! I am the oldest of 5. I love my family so much its not even funny!! Though my parents are separated my testimony that families are forever remains the same! I have two crazy cats and a couple of dogs who are just as much my family as my brother and my sisters. (if not more!) Ballet and throwing javelin and discus are things that I do amateurishly well. Some of my favorites: I will do just about anything for a vanilla tootsie roll. I love that brief moment of silence that you hear when driving underneath a bridge in a rainstorm. Golden Grams are where its at. The sky fascinates me, I could lay out on the grass and stare at if for hours. day or night. One day you will find me in Peru herding llamas. You can count on it. So.. basically im not that cool but I'm a Mormon so that makes up for it! ;)

Why I am a Mormon

I have a strong belief that God places us exactly where we need to be in life. I was raised with a mother who was Catholic and a father who was LDS. Throughout my childhood I was faced with the decision of which church I wanted to be a part of, if either at all. During my early teenage years I started to participate in the Young Woman program where I attended mutuals, girls camps, firesides and all that fun stuff. The more I went the more I started to pay attention to the examples of the young women around me. I felt happy. I felt full. And above all I started to recognize the Holy Ghost testify to me the simple, pure truths of the gospel. It wasn't long until I realized that I had a testimony of the restored gospel! After that, the decision to be baptized was undeniable. A hop skip and a jump later, I was baptized and confirmed a member of the church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints at the age of 17! I like to think that if I had been raised in the Church by two faithful members that I would not have the same testimony that I have today. I would have taken the Church for granted. I am forever grateful that my Father in Heaven loved me enough to place me exactly where I needed to be. (And boy does He still!) And now it has become my deepest desire to bring this joy that I have found to the world! I want to share with others the comfort and the guidance that comes from being a member of Christ's only true church! That's why I'm a Mormon.

How I live my faith

I used to be a perfectionist. I mean, that's what we are taught we need to be, right? "Be ye therefore perfect even as your father in heaven is perfect"? Well there is only one problem: I am not perfect. Ha, I'll be the first to admit that! Heavenly Father set the bar pretty high, maybe too high right? Wrong! My Father in Heaven knows exactly who He wants me to be! As His child, He desires so much for me to reach my maximum potential. That's why He provided a Savior, His Only Begotten, to be the way of obtaining that perfection! (because Heavenly Father knows I wouldn't be able to do it on my own!) "Come unto Christ and be perfected in Him... by His grace ye may be perfect" (Moroni 10:32) But! If there is anything that I have learned it's that perfection doesn't come over night! I get frustrated with myself from time to time because I feel like I'm not doing something perfectly. What I've realized is that perfection takes a lifetime of pursuing. So instead of focusing on being a perfectionist, I've decided to be a "progressionist," to simply be better today than I was yesterday! Heavenly Father knows when I do my best and when I don't. He sees my strides, whether big or small. Progression towards perfection is measured not by size but by effort. I know that when I do all that I an do, He will be there to make up the rest. Through these efforts He is slowly but surely molding me into the person that He wants me to be. I might not seem that much different form the person I was yesterday, but as I pattern my life after my Savior and diligently strive for little changes each day, I can look back and see that the person I was 5 years, 1 year, or even 6 months ago is a total different person! I am so thankful for my testimony of my Savior and the strength that He gives me to climb my own mountains! Because of Him I can be better than I was the day before :)