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Hi I'm Hailey

I grew up in Kansas City, Missouri. Currently I attend Brigham Young University. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

Things you should know about me: I am terrible at sitting still and at writing short personal bios. I am good at exploring new places and remembering names. Someday I hope to have a family and travel the world, but not necessarily in that order. In my free time I rarely have free time because I'm a full time student at Brigham Young University. However, I do make time for hiking, dancing, and laughing a lot anyways. I love meeting new people, playing card games with my family, and eating at Chick-fil-a pretty much everyday but Sunday.

Why I am a Mormon

I was raised in a home full of family prayer, Book of Mormon reading, and church attendance. My family has belonged to the Mormon church for a long time, our relatives were converted back in pioneer times. However, there came a time in my life where I knew I had to decide for myself whether or not the church was true, I could not live off of the beliefs of my parents any longer. Through prayer and study I was able to feel a confirmation of the truthfulness of the church that I will never be able to deny. It means everything to me. I continue to pray for and work at building my testimony because it is not perfect, but I know that the gospel it is rooted in is. I feel strongly that I can pray to my Heavenly Father whenever I need to, that I can repent of my sins because of the Atonement of Jesus Christ, and that someday after I die I can live with Them as well as my family in a state of perfect happiness.

How I live my faith

Recently I have been assigned to plan lessons and teach other girls my age in a student congregation at BYU. I love discussing my beliefs with kids my own age and sharing my testimony with them. Later this year I plan to leave behind my friends, family, education, and cell phone (this last one is a big deal when you are my age) for a year and a half to serve as a full time missionary. I am excited to share the gospel that impacts my life so powerfully while serving others.

Does The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints endorse political parties?

The Church leaves it up to the individual members to decide which political parties and candidates to support. The Church recognizes that many political parties hold various values and principles that The Church holds. This is stated in the official church statement, as well as an encouragement for members to participate in "political, governmental, and community affairs". Show more Show less

Do Mormons only help Mormons?

A lot of those that the Church aids are not members of the Church, or Christians at all. This is evident in the Church's numerous contributions to Humanitarian efforts across the world. Members of the Church are constantly being organized to aid in activities such as clean-up after natural disasters, sending supplies to those in need, and other tasks of the LDS Humanitarian Center. Individually, Mormons are encouraged to be generous, to serve, and to treat everyone on Earth the way Jesus Christ would. Missionaries also work to serve those within the area they serve, member or not. Show more Show less