Hi I'm Hayley O.
I am the quirky longboarding, music playing, and cartoon drawing, girl next door...... I am a Mormon.
I was born in Idaho, but moved to Las Vegas when I was six years old. I am the third of four children and am blessed with siblings that double as best friends. I recently went to China with my family and served at an orphanage for two weeks, where I was able to share my love with children who are not as blessed as I was growing up. I am an aunt, sister, and friend. Currently I am studying to be a...... something. My real passions in life are traveling, music, longboarding, drawing, painting, and serving others. I play the piano and sing. I want to someday be able to bring people happiness and joy through music. It can be such a powerful tool to help us feel united and energized! I am currently serving a mission for the LDS church in the Tallahassee Florida Mission! I love being a missionary and I love serving the people of the south. I am blessed to be able to teach others about their importance to God, and that they have a purpose in this life! If I do nothing else in this life, it is my goal to leave each person I meet a little better than I found them. Everyone needs to feel wanted, needed, and loved. :]
Why I am a Mormon
I am a Mormon because I see the change that the fullness of the gospel of Christ brings to my life and others lives. I am blessed by a living prophet, another testament of Jesus Christ, and a knowledge that God lives and He loves me. And the great thing is, He is our Father. He wants us to be happy and he sees the good in us. He has created a beautiful plan where we can live with Him again someday. What a beautiful knowledge that is! I can't believe that someone as perfect as God, could love someone as imperfect as me, and actually wants me to come back to Him, despite all of the dumb stuff I've done! . I love that this gospel brings a sense of belonging to everyone, a place to go, and a person to strive to become! I know that this gospel is true and you can too, if you read the Book Of Mormon, pray, and listen to the missionaries in your area. It makes sense.
How I live my faith
I try to involve myself in service projects in my community. I give time to homeless shelters, humanitarian projects, and devote myself to helping others in every way I can. The LDS church gives me wonderful opportunities to serve others by letting me know through its programs what I can do to help my community and the people in it. I try to live my faith by sharing my talents with others. We are all given talents that help others. To some it is music, dance, or art. For others it is love and kindness. I know that through the teachings of modern day prophets we can find out how to best use our talents to help ourselves, and others, gain their full potential.