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Hi I'm Heather

I'm a mother, a reader, and a hiker. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I was born in Michigan, went to college and fell in love in Utah, had two children in Texas, and just moved to Massachusetts. I love to read, run, and try new things. I love to cook and even more I love to eat. My wonderful husband and I have been married for four years and pray every day to know how to be good parents for our toddler and baby.

Why I am a Mormon

I love that the gospel is one of forgiveness and change. It's so easy to feel you're never good enough, rich enough, wise enough, kind enough. But I know Jesus Christ loves me for who I am right now and He will help me when I struggle. He makes me a better wife, a better mother, a better friend, and a better citizen. I love being a part of His church because I am strengthened when I'm surrounded by others who know these truths.

How I live my faith

I am the service coordinator for our local congregation. Another woman and I look for service opportunities in our local communities like food banks, blood drives, community gardens, or community clean up, as well as international aid projects like hand-sewing dresses for African children. Then, we find ways to get children, youth, and adults from our congregation involved in this service. I love being on the front lines of community service and the feeling of comaraderie and it provides. It draws our congregation together and brings us closer to Jesus Christ because we're doing what He would do if He were here. I also try to live the principles of my faith every day. One of the songs the children learn at church says, "Love one another as Jesus loves you. Try to show kindness in all that you do. Be gentle and loving in deed and in thought, for these are the things Jesus taught." To do this, I try to overcome my shyness and talk to the other moms at the playground. I try to hold my temper when my two-year-old dumps the cereal on the floor. I try to really listen to the women from my congregation that I visit each month and help them feel loved and welcome. As I sincerely try to do the best I can, I can feel Jesus Christ supporting me and leading me.

Do Mormons worship Joseph Smith?

Heather
Joseph Smith is the founder of our church, and for that, we respect and honor him, but we do not worship him. We worship, praise, and pray to God the Father and His Son, Jesus Christ Show more Show less