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Hi I'm Max Haines

I'm Alaska grown (born and raised). I do as much as I can athletically and musically. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I am the second youngest of 7 children of my family. I am freshly graduated out of high school. I love to explore the Alaskan outdoors; hiking up mountains and to hidden lakes wherever they are. I love to sing and play the piano, and have been doing so since I was 4 years old. Something that also started when I was that age was my soccer career, which I have played ever since, playing with teams that traveled to places all over the US to compete. Along with soccer, I play volleyball, basketball, tennis, racquetball, table tennis, and someday would love to curl (as in curling the Olympic sport). Also, since that age, I began learning Spanish and studied it scholastically for the last 14 years.

Why I am a Mormon

My parents raised me in the church, and I have always participated in church activities and Sunday meetings. However, I have slowly discovered the truthfulness of the teachings of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints over these last 18 years. In the last year however, my testimony of these teachings has grown and been strengthened the most. I am grateful that I had the access to everything I needed to build my own testimony. I recently visited sites of the early Saints who started the Church in Pennsylvania, Ohio, Missouri, and New York. Learning about what happened in these places and the stories of these early members of the Church strengthened my testimony about the Prophet Joseph Smith more than I had imagined it would. I now know that Joseph Smith was a prophet of God and that he did translate the Book of Mormon, and that it is the word of God. I also know that Jesus Christ did suffer in the garden of Gethsemane and died on the cross at Cavalry so that we might be able to be saved through him. His atonement is real, and it has the ability to change us. I also know that God knows each and every one of us and that He loves us all.

How I live my faith

In my homeward, I was assigned to organize music every Sunday for the body of men that came to church. Also, I was assigned to help people with searching and finding their ancestors. I also paid weekly visits to elderly members of the ward who were unable to make it to church on a regular basis. I also was the head of the body of young men in our ward and organized activities and fun things for us to do. Serving with guys my age and younger was and is a blast, but the most enjoyable thing that I did was create friendships with the people that I visited who were unable to make it to church.