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Hi I'm Hailey Cluff

I grew up in Texas. I'm a Mormon. I've been called to serve in the Washington Yakima Mission speaking Spanish.

About Me

I'm the daughter of two amazing parents and the oldest of four kids whom I love and look up to. I recently finished my freshman year of college, and will soon be leaving on a mission. I love all things sports, especially volleyball, which I played for 10 years. I also love music--I've sung and played piano for as long as I can remember. I have a special place in my heart for the hymns of the church, and have been especially strengthened by songs such as "I Know That My Redeemer Lives", "Be Still My Soul", "I Need Thee Every Hour", and "Come Thou Fount of Every Blessing". I was born into a family that is an active part of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, and have chosen to believe in my Savior and His Gospel.

Why I am a Mormon

I am a Mormon because I choose to be. My testimony has been fought for, and it hasn't been an easy fight. In the Book of Mormon, one of the writers talks about the wrestle He had before God before being completely forgiven of his sins. Throughout my life, I feel as though I've truly had to wrestle--wrestle through doubts, wrestle through anxiety, wrestle through a lack of confidence, wrestle with pride, and wrestle with mistakes I've made. Life is not easy, but without God it would be impossible. The only reason I made it out of the darkest and lowest points of my life is because I learned to rely on my Heavenly Father, my Savior, and the Holy Ghost. I can think of no other sound reason or explanation. I am a Mormon because I am imperfect, and I need Christ's love and patience all the time. Every second, every day, my entire life. I need the healing that I've found only He can give. I need His peace, and I need the happiness He brings me and my family. I am a Mormon because I believe that the love I feel for my family is divine and beyond what I can muster alone. I believe that my family will be with me forever. I have faith in a just and merciful God who loves us so much He sent His Only Begotten Son to suffer and die so that He could take upon Himself our pains, sins, weaknesses, challenges, and struggles. I have faith in a Savior and Heavenly Father who cry with me, laugh with me, lead me when I'm lost, and carry me when I'm broken. We are ALL a part of a perfect plan of justice and mercy that could only be created by a perfect and loving Heavenly Father and carried out by His willing and loving Son. I need my Savior, and I believe in Him and have hope through Him. I have seen the hand of my Heavenly Father working in my life time and time again, and by His Grace I have been healed and changed every day. I need Him and His Son, and I need their gospel. I am a Mormon because I choose to be, I want to be, and because I need to be.

How I live my faith

Living my faith has always been very important to me. I strive to follow James when he says "be ye doers of the word, and not hearers only" (James 1:22, KJV). Obviously, I'm not perfect, but I strive to improve. In my ward, I've been able to lead in my youth group and teach in the Sunday school class specifically for the women of our congregation. It has been a huge blessing for me to learn from those around me and try to follow their examples. When I was in youth group, we focused on eight values: Faith, our Divine Nature, our Individual Worth, Knowledge, Choice & Accountability, Good Works, Integrity, and Virtue. As I've tried to decide for myself why those values are important to me and necessary in a world such as ours, I've learned that living my faith isn't just about what I do but who I become. From being a team captain on several sports teams to being an employee in the workplace, I've seen the benefits of living my faith to the best of my ability. I live my faith by loving and trying to being kind to others around me, and by trying to be kind to myself as well. I live my faith by relying on Him to heal me when I am weak or when I make mistakes. Ultimately, I live my faith by following my Savior and trying to shape my life around His teachings and His promises.