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Hi I'm Hayden James Candland

I grew up in Gilbert Arizona. I love hunting, fishing, and my family. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

My name is Hayden and i am currently serving a mission in England. I love hunting, fishing, and the outdoors. Anything that has to do with family, friends, and the outdoors count me in! I am really grateful for my family. I have 4 younger brothers that are my best friends and greatest examples to me and my parents who are truly my hero's and greatest examples of who i want to become. I love being with my friends. My friends have influenced my life so much for the good. I also love football! I played defensive end my senior year and loved every second of it. I am really excited to be a missionary and serve the people here in England.

Why I am a Mormon

I wasn't forced or brainwashed to be a Mormon. I chose for myself! There was a time in my life where I needed to know for myself if these things are true. I remember I was sitting in a seminary class(religious class) once and we were watching a video on the Atonement of Jesus Christ. As I watched it a feeling came over me that I have never experienced before. I felt a peaceful calm assurance that these things are true and that the Book of Mormon is the word of God and The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints in Christs church Established here on the earth. I cannot deny that these things are true.

How I live my faith

I live my faith by trying to pattern my life after Jesus Christ. He was the perfect example in every way and i want to strive every day to be more like him. I am currently a missionary for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, but before i served in many youth leadership positions. Something i have always tried to do is serve. It brings me true happiness and helps me to feel closer to my Savior. I live every day in a way that will show my faith in Jesus Christ.

What is a “testimony” that Mormons speak of?

Hayden James Candland
To me a testimony is the knowledge that you have that something is true. You can gain a testimony of this church through the Holy Ghost. The way to gain a testimony is to act. That is the only way that you can know for yourself. Show more Show less