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Hi I'm Sister Claire Haderlie

I am a computer scientist. I love languages. I am a missionary for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Wisconsin.

About Me

I am a college student, studying computer science, and I love it. I love to solve problems and learn. I also love to dance and run. I strive to be stronger each day. I also love to study languages. I´ve studied French, Italian, and Latin at many schools, and I am now serving a Church mission in Wisconsin, speaking Spanish! I am an archer, and I love to be outdoors. I can see God when I am outside. He created this incredible world! I am the middle child of seven, and I love my siblings! We have the best of times laughing and playing games. I am greatly enjoy making puns, and I will always try be happy through humor. Optimism is the best! I am currently serving a mission in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, and I love it here. I´m from San Diego, so it´s a bit cold where I am currently at, but I love the people so, so much. I am so excited to continue to spread the Gospel of Jesus Christ here and everywhere I go.

Why I am a Mormon

I am a Mormon because I know that The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints is the only true church of God on this earth. I grew up in the church, but I didn't really gain a testimony until my teenage years. I wanted to have a testimony so, so badly, and I wanted to learn of its truth for myself. I had two choices: I could stop attending church and try something else, or I could continue forward in faith and follow the commandments and see what would happen. I decided to stay and try. I took the principles and doctrines that I'd always learned and I put them to the test. I prayed. I read and reread the Book of Mormon. I went to church. I sang hymns. I studied the words of the prophets. I attended the temple. I listened to the Spirit. I tried so, so hard to do what was right so that I could find a testimony. And, let me tell you, it worked. Piece by piece, little by little, I learned and grew. And now, as I am a missionary, I can say with absolute honesty that I have a testimony of this gospel. I have a testimony of my Heavenly Father, my Savior, Jesus Christ, and the Holy Ghost. I know that they are real. I know that we are all children of our Heavenly Father. We existed before we came here, and we will exist afterwards. Families are eternal. I am sealed to my family forever. Joseph Smith was a prophet and we have a prophet today. We can speak to God and He will speak back to us through the scriptures, through inspiration, through others, and through the prophets. I have found myself because I have found my Heavenly Father. I know who I am. I find confidence and love because I know my Savior and my Father. I am able to love others more. I am able to serve more. I am able to share. Being a Mormon brings me joy. Being a Mormon brings me hope. I am a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints because I have a testimony of its truth. I know it. I've put it to the test. It works. I am happy and I am hopeful. I know who I am. This is true.

How I live my faith

I love to love. I love to learn more about who I am, about who God is, about Christ, about truth, and about how I can become a better person. I have chosen to serve this mission for the Church, and I am so grateful to spread this joy with others. I pray to Heavenly Father every day, and I search the Bible and the Book of Mormon for answers to my many, many questions. Through the Holy Ghost, I am able to find answers and resolve doubts that I have. I do not know everything, but I am learning every day through study, prayer, and Church meetings. As a missionary, I am walking around to find opportunities to serve others. I love to help! I also love to teach others of the Gospel. My companion and I spend hours each day looking for chances to help others know where they come from, where they are going, and why they are here. God loves each and every one of us; we are each incredibly important to Him. He wants our happiness, and I want to share that with everyone I meet.