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Hi I'm Heidi Marie

"I believe in the Savior.... I'll honor His name.... His truth I will proclaim!"

About Me

I am a young single adult. I obtained a Master's degree in Library and Information Science a few years ago, and now enjoy working full-time in my field helping people, particularly youth ages 18 and under. I am one of 8 children--my parents and siblings all being active members of the Church. I love things of literary, musical, travel, and homemaking natures. I especially enjoy spending time with friends and family.

Why I am a Mormon

I like how President Gordon B. Hinckley said it: “When [an individual] is motivated by great and powerful convictions of truth, then he disciplines himself, not because of demands made by the Church but because of the knowledge within his heart.”

How I live my faith

I am the pianist in my ward's children's organization known as Primary. I play the piano in our Sunday meetings and where ever else I may be needed to play. I am also a Visiting Teacher, visiting sisters in the Relief Society to give them spiritual messages, see how they are doing, and improve our friendships. As I am still of Young Single Adult age (ages 18-30), I attend any of the YSA ward/stake activities and meetings throughout the week that I am able to go to. The weekly scripture study classes known as Institute is one of my favorite activities. The highlight of my week outside of attending church on Sundays is serving in the temple.

Who founded Mormonism and The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints?

Heidi Marie
Joseph Smith, Jr. founded the Church. It was officially organized by him and 5 other brethren on April 6, 1830, under the direction of the head itself, even the Savior. Show more Show less

How do I become a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (Mormon Church)?

Heidi Marie
When someone honestly and sincerely has a testimony confirmed by the Holy Ghost or Spirit that the Book of Mormon is true scripture, that Joseph Smith was a prophet and restored the fulness of the Gospel to the earth, and that Jesus Christ is their Savior, then they make a commitment to be baptized a member of Christ's church, in the appointed way and by someone who is worthy and has the right authority namely the Priesthood. There are supporting scriptures to these in both the New Testament, the Book of Mormon, and in our Articles of Faith--especially #4 and #5. After baptism, the person is confirmed a member of the Church by a worthy Priesthood holder. At this time the newly confirmed member is also given the gift of the Holy Ghost to be with them always as long as they are obedient and willing to hearken to the voice of the Holy Ghost. Show more Show less

Do Mormons only help Mormons?

Heidi Marie
Mormons help everyone they can! We provide Humanitarian Aid services around the world. We also frequently provide service at local levels Serving others is one of our main responsibilities as Mormons and followers of Jesus Christ. Show more Show less

Can a husband and wife be together forever? Do Mormons believe that families will live together in heaven?

Heidi Marie
Yes. In the right place and by the right authority, I believe that a husband and wife can be married (or sealed) for time and eternity. Any children born under this covenant marriage are included in the covenant and are sealed to their parents. This sealing allows for families to live together in heaven after we leave this life. Show more Show less

What is the Relief Society?

Heidi Marie
The Relief Society is the Church's organization for women age 18 and over. It was organized March 17, 1842, in Nauvoo, Illinois. The motto is "Charity Never Faileth." The Church has stated the Society's purpose as: The purpose of Relief Society is to assist priesthood leaders in carrying out the mission of the Church by helping sisters and families come unto Christ. I see it as basically meaning to serve others--both in the Church and out of it. This service is done in so many ways; opportunities are sought out where the women (or sisters) may help lift those around them. Within the organization, the sisters are involved in Visiting Teaching. In this, two sisters form a companionship and are assigned a certain amount of sisters in the congregation. The companionship brings monthly messages to these sisters and are to help serve and watch over the sisters (and their families). In the 3-hour block of Sunday meetings, one of those one-hour meetings is for the Relief Society sisters to meet, teach, learn, and fellowship with one another. Other non-Sunday meetings are held throughout the month which may include opportunities of service, socialization, learning or working on skills/talents, and more. Both Sunday and non-Sunday meetings are intended to help meet that which is stated in the Relief Society Declaration (http://lds.org/library/display/0,4945,160-1-12-1,FF.html). Show more Show less

Who wrote the Book of Mormon?

Heidi Marie
Many ancient prophets in the Americas (600 BC-400 AD) kept records of an historical and spiritual nature. One of those prophets, named Mormon, abridged those records. His son Moroni later buried the abridged record (inscribed on gold plates, part of it being sealed) to protect and preserve them for the future day when a young prophet named Joseph Smith was ready to translate the plates into English. Joseph translated the portion of the gold plates which were not sealed. This translation of the words of ancient prophets is what we now call the Book of Mormon. Show more Show less

What do Mormons believe about family?

Heidi Marie
We believe that family is the foundation of society, hence a vital unit that needs protection and support. Family is the most important thing and requires our attention and focus to help build it up. Indeed, so much of the Church and the Gospel are aimed at supporting, building, and strengthening the family. With family being the most important thing in my life next to the Gospel, then it is one of the greatest blessings for me that we believe in the possibility of a family being together even beyond death. Show more Show less