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Hi I'm Cheryl Edwards Hainsworth

I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I was born and raised in Las Vegas, NV. When people hear that they usually ask what it was like being raised a Mormon in Las Vegas. I immediately tell them it was great. Most people don't know that Nevada was settled by Mormon pioneers. I always loved being a Mormon. I always lived by my uncles, aunts, and cousins which made for good times. To me, Las Vegas means home, family, hiking, camping, great rain & lightening storms, lizards, Red Rock, Mount Charleston, dutch oven chicken, shooting, 4WD, exploring old mines, swimming in Lake Mead, pine nuts, America, and being sealed to my husband in the Las Vegas Temple. One of my favorite memories is that EVERY Monday night we would get together as a family. My Dad would give a little lesson on faith, forgiveness, honesty, kindness, etc. My mom would have a snack for us afterwards. I'm know living in Idaho raising two sons and three daughters with my husband. I'm trying to raise my children with the same values I was raised with.

Why I am a Mormon

I am a Mormon because I love being a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. I have prayed to know if Joseph Smith was a true prophet of God and my answer came in the most powerful, sweet, and personal way. I felt warm from my head to my feet and my mind was filled with the answer, "Yes, Joseph Smith is a true prophet of God." I will never deny this answer that came to me as a 13 year old girl. The interesting thing is that I feel that I never doubted I just wanted to know. It is always interesting to me that when others find out I'm Mormon the first thing they think of is everything I "can't" do. When I just think about how it is my choice. I make the choice to go to church every Sunday, I choose to not to watch R rated movies, I chose to get married in the Temple, I wanted to be baptized, etc.

How I live my faith

I live my faith everyday by always keeping a prayer in my heart and by serving others. I want my children to know that service is a way of life. Service doesn't have to be hard. Giving others a ride, a smile, a compliment, letting someone go in front of you while driving, picking up trash, listening to someone, asking if you can help, fixing dinner, recognizing someone's birthday, sending a note. I work with the 12-13 year old girls. I love encouraging, teaching, and uplifting them. I want them to see their true potential. It is a joy preparing them for what lies ahead. I also live my faith by trying every day to be the person my Savior wants me to be. I make lots of mistakes but I know I can repent, be forgiven, and try again the next day. I enjoy the challenge.