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Hi I'm haylie

I lived in Colorado for twelve years and just moved to Utah. I am going to be a freshmen in College this year and am very excited!

About Me

I am a freshly graduated high school senior just loving life! I spent my last semester of high school living with a friend because my family had to move to Utah and I was too involved to leave :( This semester changed me for good. I got to compete at DECA Nationals, perform at Disney world with my school orchestra, compete in multiple Winter Percussion events on an instrument I had never played. I got to go to prom with my friends that I'd gone to church and school with for my whole adolescent life. It was exhilarating and I am happy it happened. Now, I am working as a Sonic Carhop in Utah, and starting up my own blog. The best thing about being home this summer is that before I go off to be a crazy college student, I get to spend a couple months with my three younger siblings and fabulous parents. I have one younger brother, Hayden who is my very best friend and two cute little sisters, Laycie and Ella. My mom is totally awesome and my dad is a working stiff who knows how to have fun for the short times that he spends at home.

Why I am a Mormon

When I was baptized, I did it because I was raised mormon. Ofcoarse, I still chose to be baptized, but every day i realize more and more that I am mormon because of how easy it is to be happy when I live the gospel. The programs that I have participated in since I was in nursery school have helped me learn how to be a loving and uplifting person. Now, I rely on camps, classes, sunday school and youth nights; all programs that the church has, for the majurity of my personal developement. Everything that I, as a young woman, need to accomplish is made simple through the teachings of this gospel.

How I live my faith

I just live like everybody else. I go through each day, trying to make the most out of the resources I have. Since me and thousands of other people are saving up for college, I follow the routine of getting up, hanging out with my super cool family and friends, go to work, come home and shower & sleep. The times that I find myself living in a way that would reflect on my faith are when I am making decisions, experiencing stress or trying to understand other people and things. I always examine things with a more open mind than I could on my own because I embark on new things with the spirit. I make decisions prayerfully and look at new people the way Heavenly Father sees them as His children. Now, I don't always do this, but I definitely have habits that help me be more clear in thought, limber in stress and happy in general. The habits are with me because of the discipline that values from the church have taught me.

What blessings can we receive through the gift of the Holy Ghost?

haylie
By recieving the gift of the Holy Ghost by the laying on of hands, you will have a constant companionship with it. The Holy Ghost is a member of the Godhead, a being that Heavenly Father and Jesus Christ use to give promptings and revelation. Everyone has the ability to feel the comfort of The Holy Ghost; it is the guiding spirit, that which reveals truth and promptings when God knows you need them. The thing is though, that by recieving the gift of The Holy Ghost, by the laying on of hands, after being baptized, one recieves the constant companionship, so long as they keep the commandments. Show more Show less

What does Mormonism teach regarding baptism?

haylie
Baptism is the ordinance of joining the church. When a person is baptized (the youngest you can be when you want to get baptized is 8) it is them, making an ordinance that you take on His Name. You become a member of the church and therefore a representative of Heavenly Father and Jesus Christ. Baptism can be done by a man who holds the Aaronic Priesthood. You can be baptized by anybody with this priesthood. In being baptized, you do have a remission of sin. (You are pure again, no sin, clean slate) You also allow yourself to do other ordinances like temple baptisms, endowments, sealings... You can't do any of these things without being baptized. Within a few days of being baptized, you will receive the gift of the Holy Ghost, a constant companionship with the spirit of Heavenly Father and Jesus Christ. People who died without being baptized can have their work done for them by somebody willing to do their work for them in the temple. (This volunteer must be baptized and at least twelve years old). Show more Show less