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Hi I'm Haleigh Everts

I'm a convert from NY, baptized at 15, BYU grad, wife, mommy, living in Gilbert AZ

About Me

Hello! I'm a wife and new mom to my beautiful daughter. I come from a non-LDS, divorced home, and I grew up living with my father. After investigating the church for a few years I was baptized when I was 15. When I graduated high school I went to BYU and graduated with my B.S. in Family Studies. I moved to Arizona where, after being inavtive for almost 1 year, I met my dream husband and was able to be sealed in the Gilbert AZ temple for time & eternity. We have one daughter. Everything I've ever wanted in life I have been able to achieve because of the gospel of Jesus Christ and His atonement. I am a work-at-home mom where I run my blog and perform esthetic services.

Why I am a Mormon

I'm investing in my happiness and the happiness of the souls I love. Yes, it is a sacrifice. Choosing to be LDS, to follow these "rules," and giving up many of the things I might enjoy or find comfortable is all worth it. I've been a member of this church for 8 years now, and it hasn't been easy. But I KNOW that it is worth it. Many people know of Mormons as the strict people who don’t swear, drink alcohol (some people choose not to have caffeinated soda, but it’s not an actual thing), smoke, drink coffee or tea (it isn’t necessarily about the caffeine), have sexual activities outside of marriage, or shop/go to parties on Sunday. But this religion isn’t about a list of things you CAN’T do, it’s about knowing we are children of God, who are blessed with the power TO DO so many things. Being Mormon tells us where we came from before we were on this earth, what our purpose on Earth is, gives us hope and strength to overcome the challenges we face while we are here, and gives us something to look forward to when we leave this earth. Being Mormon let’s us know we are NEVER alone in our fears, insecurities, worries, doubts, heartaches, or any other situation we will come across in our lives. It means we always have someone, many people in fact, who we can turn to for guidance and reassurance. It means when everything in life seems to be going wrong, we know there is a purpose and goodness that can still be found. It means when our life seems too good to be true and we are just so happy with everything happening, we know it’s because we are loved and being given many gifts and blessings. I have had my doubts and have questioned the culture of the church and even the doctrine, but after time I have come to the sure knowledge that the doctrine of this gospel is absolute Truth. I cannot live my life without bearing my testimony of its truth.

How I live my faith

I live my faith by constantly repenting for the mistakes I've made. I share the Gospel by keeping the commandments, being an example, and talking about the gospel any chance I get. I faithfully complete my callings of teaching and serving others. I pray daily for guidance and help to live my life the way Christ would. I try to always be selfless and remember where I came from. I surround myself with people who believe the same things and lift me up. I attend the temple to do work for the the souls who didn't have the opportunity to do it themselves when they were here. I share my faith in my personal blog.