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Hi I'm Hayden

I was born and raised in Utah. I like the color blue. I like dolphins. I love being an American. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

Hi, I'm Hayden and I'm a Mormon. I love Harry Potter, to the point of addiction. My family's set of Harry Potter books are literally falling apart, and my favorite trip by far was our visit to Harry Potter World in Florida. I find the color blue to be by far the most aesthetically pleasing color. Dolphins are my favorite animal, and, not surprisingly, I love to swim. "Wreck-it-Ralph" and "Zootopia" are two wonderful movies, along with the vast majority of the classics of Disney. I love life and think that the future can always be better than the past, I just have to choose to make it better. I think that learning is lots of fun. When I am married and have children, they will be raised on "Land Before Time" for their film and "Magic Treehouse" for their literature. I want the world to be equal in opportunity and wish that people would resolve conflict in peaceful ways. I love my family. I can hardly wait for "Magical Beasts and Where to Find Them" to be released. And, plot twist, I'm a Mormon.

Why I am a Mormon

I am a Mormon. I was raised as a Mormon, but that does not mean that my parents decided my membership and participation in the church. I am a Mormon because I know that the teachings that come from the Bible, the Book of Mormon, and the prophets on the earth today are not only true, but are real. I really can progress to become better and when I fall short or make a poor decision, the Lord has prepared a way for me to repent and continue to progress. I am a Mormon because I see the good that comes from obedience to the commandments set forth by both prophets of old and the prophets of my time, our time. I am a Mormon because even though sometimes it is hard to wake up for church every Sunday, or tempting to break a commandment, or difficult to understand a piece of doctrine or church history, I know that submitting myself to the commandments of the Lord and remaining obedient and humble provide me with a lasting happiness that is nearly impossible to describe. So, yes, I was baptized a member because that was the tradition of my family, but I have stayed a member because I have gained for myself a testimony that the church is true, that it is real, and that it is good. I can confidently say I am much more a Mormon now than I was on my baptismal day.

How I live my faith

I go with my father to teach a couple of families in our church's congregation at their homes. We check to make sure all is well in their household, and do what we can to remedy any unpleasant situations. I recently acted as an assistant to the leader of our congregation. I assisted with the youth group in our congregation that was my age. I have served as a youth counselor for activities that our church puts on for those with special needs. I loved helping my "buddy" participate in the activities that were planned. In truth, he helped me more than I helped him. He is an amazing person. I try to live in a positive and uplifting manner. (Take note of the "try" in previous sentence.) Ultimately, I try to follow in the Lord's footsteps. And while I know that I fall short, I am extraordinarily grateful that He, the Savior, gives me a chance to try, repent, and try again.

What is Mormonism? OR What do Mormons believe?

We believe in God, the Eternal Father, and in His Son, Jesus Christ, and in the Holy Ghost. I know that God, our Heavenly Father, loves us and cares for us. I know that Christ died for our sins so that we can repent and become clean; and as we become clean, we can return to our Heavenly Father. Show more Show less