Hi I'm Haleigh
I love to sing and act I'm a theatre girl, I performed a lot in high school and I've done some community theatre. I recently returned from my mission in Jacksonville Florida and I loved it, it's one of the best decisions I've made in life, to be a missionary for the church. Through this experience I have learned a lot of things that will help me in the future and have began to grow into someone Christ truely wants me to be. I strive everyday to become a true deciple of Jesus Christ.
Why I am a Mormon
I was raised in the church and always loved being a part of it, as I grew older I still enjoyed it but it came time for me to sincerely read the Book of Mormon and pray about it to ask god if it's true, and something that I should continue in. When I got reading into the book of Helaman- chapter 5 in the Book Of Mormon the spirit hit me so strong I could not deny the power of the Holy Ghost baring witness to me that those experiences really happened in the past. As I got on my knees and asked god if the Book Of Mormon is true, It was not a huge vision I recieved or anything like that, but I recieved a peaceful feeling and I knew without a doubt that the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints is a true church, that the book of Mormon is a book written by ancient prophets called of God, and that Joseph Smith is a true prophet who restored the church through god in the 1800's. I recieved an answer from god through prayer that this is his church, I will not deny it, and I will always strive forever and always to follow my Heavenly Father's councel, and this is why I am a Latter day saint.
How has the Holy Ghost helped you?
The Holy Ghost is my guide, and as a missionary I especially need to be willing and ready to listen to the promptings of the spirit to know where to go, who to see, and when. I have seen many miracles by living worthy to have the constant companionship of the Holy Gost, I know that it is a gift from god and it testifies of truth. I know that the Holy Ghost is as described In the Book Of Mormon in Alma 32:27-28 which says: "But behold, if ye will awake and arouse your faculties, even to an experiement upon my words and exercise a particle of faith, yea, even if ye can no more than desire to believe, let this desire work in you, even until ye believe in a manner that ye can give place for a potion of my words. Now, we will compare the word unto a seed. Now, if ye give place, that a seed may be planted in your heart, behold, if it be a true seed, or a good seed, if ye do not cast it out by your unbelief, that ye will resist the spirit of the lord, behold, it will begin to swell within your breasts; and when you feel these swelling motions, ye will begin to say within yourselves-it must needs be that this is a good seed, or that the word is good, for it beginneth to enlarge my soul; yea, it beginneth to enlighten my understanding, yea, it beginneth to be delicious to me." I know this is true, I know that as we put forth faith in the word of God (as we read the book of mormon and ask God for ourselves if it be true, and go to church to see for ourselves) and if it be true that the Holy Ghost will reveal it to us by enlarging our soul, enlightening our understanding and, then in return- us wanting to learn more about it, because it gives us a good feeling and more of a surety and testimony that it's true. Without the Holy Ghost I would not be led as I am today, and I'm so thankful that I had the opportunity to recieve the Holy Ghost as a gift from my Heavenly Father for showing forth my faith by being baptized!
Please explain the part prayer plays in your life?
Prayer is so essential and I depend upon it in every situation I face. I know that prayer is a two way communication with my Heavenly Father, that he listens to me and as I ask him questions, he answers me. I know this because I feel the spirit as I do so, and I gain the answers I need as I have the faith sufficiant and watch for clues around me or thoughts that may come to my mind that are influenced by the spirit. I love prayer, and I know it can help anyone in need as they have a sincear heart with real intent.
How I live my faith
One of the most wonderful things about the gospel is that we strive to follow Christ in every way shape and form ofcourse no one is perfect including me, but knowing that we have commandments to help us stay faithful, strong, and clean brings such comfort to me. I see it as a blessing, and I try my best everyday to be as obedient as I can so I can return to live with my Heavenly Father again someday.