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Hi I'm Haylee

I grew up in Tennessee. I am a student. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I was born and raised in Tennessee. During my high school years I was involved in soccer and was president of my student body. I just completed my first year of college in Utah, which is quite different from Tennessee. I love photography, skiing, politics, and cooking.

Why I am a Mormon

I make an effort to follow what I know to be true. In the Book of Mormon there is a phrase that means a lot to me. Mosiah 4:10 says: "if you believe all these things see that ye do them." My belief has always been that if you do the right thing, then knowledge will come with obedience. Even when it is hard for me to keep a positive mindset through a rough time, I can rely upon past experiences where Heavenly Father gave me a blessing in my life. I will forever be grateful that Heavenly Father put me in a place where my testimony could develop. Growing up in rural Tennessee, there were not many Mormons. I had to decide if I was on the right path while others were begging for my religious devotion. It was hard being left out of social groups that were created at neighboring churches. Luckily, I was able to form friendships with those who did share my faith. Those bonds became a great comfort to me. Faith and work are mutual. You have to have faith, that you'll get faith, if you give faith. When I was 16, I accidentally set my family's house on fire. We were displaced from our home. It was difficult to make things work as we began to piece our lives back together. But during that time of tribulation, I received more blessings than I ever had before. It doesn't always work out like that. People have hardships far worse than mine, but I can testify that nothing was of more comfort to me during that time than the gospel of Jesus Christ. This trial became a formative time in my life. My reliance on the Savior strengthened my testimony and helped me develop as a person. It made me realize that I would be incomplete without the gospel in my life.

How I live my faith

I knew when I was 13 years old that I wanted to go on a full time mission for my church. I was able to see the benefit that the gospel had in the lives around me. I knew that one day it would be important for me to share the truth with those unfamiliar with the gospel. Now, I endeavor to successfully be a good missionary for the people of New England and for the Lord.