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Hi I'm Heather

I'm a convert to the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints

About Me

I have been a member of the Church for 8 years. I am the only member in my family. I served a mission in Brazil. I am a convert, a wife, a lover of history, and I'm a Mormon.

Why I am a Mormon

Growing up, my family wasn't very religious. My grandmother taught me how to pray, and gave me my own copy of the Bible. I would read it sometimes because I felt like it was important. As I got older, faith in God became more difficult for me. It was hard to know or follow someone I couldn't see. As a teenager, I made some friends who were members of the Church. They seemed happy in ways that stood out to me, and I could tell that there was something special about their faith. I had been searching for God all my life. Right at the moment I was ready to give up, they invited me to Church. The first time I attended Sunday services at the Church was so special. I felt a peace and closeness to God so profound, it completely surrounded me. The meeting hadn't even started yet, but I could feel a difference between this Church and all the others I had ever attended. I was so eager to know the truth, to stay close to God forever. But I didn't know how to go about achieving that desire. I said a prayer after the meeting. On our way to Sunday School, one of my friends gave me a copy of the Book of Mormon. As I opened it and started to read, I immediately came across this verse from Alma 32, verse 16: "Therefore, blessed are they who humble themselves without being compelled to be humble; or rather, in other words, blessed is he that believeth in the word of God, and is baptized without stubbornness of heart, yea, without being brought to know the word, or even compelled to know, before they will believe." I had never been baptized, but I knew in that moment it was what God wanted me to do. As I prepared, baptism came to be what I wanted more than anything else. Once I was baptized, I became a member of his restored Church. I've never looked back ever since. Every good thing I have in my life today is because I was baptized all those years ago.

How I live my faith

Living my faith to me means living the way Christ wants me to live. By studying the scriptures, I learn more about him. I come to know who he is and what he wants me to do. His example is perfect and simple. I know that when I strive to follow Christ in all I do, my faith will grow and I draw closer to our Father in Heaven.

What are some things that tell you there is a God?

Heather
I know there is a God because he speaks to me. He is able to speak to my mind through thoughts, ideas, increasing my understanding, and giving me those "a-ha" moments we have all experienced when we need answers and solutions. God is also able to speak to my heart, though feelings and impressions that I know with certainty come from him. I know God communicates with all of His children, even though we don't always recognize it. Sometimes we don't listen for the Lord's voice because we're afraid of what he will say to us. But more than anything he wants us to know and feel how much he loves us. I know that thought prayer, we can talk with him. Having two-way conversations with my Father in Heaven is something I believe I can experience any time I need him. And since I always need him, it only makes sense that I should communicate with him as often as possible. Show more Show less