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Hi I'm Heather

and I am a Mormon

About Me

I am a pretty average person. I love music. I play the violin, piano, and a little guitar. I also love dance and am taking clogging. I am a junior in college and am studying Elementary Education hoping to someday become a 5th grade teacher. My first goal is to be a mother to my future children, but I value the education I get and want to get as much as possible. I have two younger brothers who are both adopted. I love them both very much. I love spending time with my family. I love to laugh and have fun with whomever I am with. I love people. I grew up in Austin, Texas WOOT! and looove the heat : I can't live without friends, family, music, my toothbrush and showers. Probably ice cream as well. I LOVE life and everything in it!!!!!!!

Why I am a Mormon

I was actually born into this church. My parents raised me in this religion. To be honest, I have not known anything else. I do not know what it feels like not to be a Mormon. But I can tell you that I have asked myself this question and I know why I continue to stay in this religion. I continue to be a Mormon because it brings harmony in peace in my life that I cannot find anywhere else. Following the teachings of this church has brought me happiness!! It has brought structure, meaning, and peace in my life.

How I live my faith

I go to church every Sunday. In college, I go to a church with a lot of other different people my age, usually in school like me and unmarried. My most recent two semesters of college, I was called by the leader of my congregation called a Bishop to serve as the president over the girls in our apartment complex. There were about 30. I was to make sure that they were all doing well, check on them, and if they needed any help in any aspect of their life whether school, family, or church related I was to help them under the direction of my Bishop. I also planned fun activities for them all to do, usually once every couple weeks, and made sure the activities all went smoothly. I grew to feel the love that God has for each one of his children through this experience. It taught me how to lead others, and to make friendships with the other girls around me. For me, living my faith is my way of life. There is not a part of my life where my religion is not with me.

Are there restrictions based on race or color concerning who can join The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and have the priesthood?

Heather
God wants all of His children to be happy and to receive the truth. There is not one person that is denied the gospel based on race or color. Everyone is welcome to learn about and join the Mormon church. Every worthy male regardless of race or color may also receive the priesthood. Show more Show less

How can I know Mormonism is true?

Heather
Ask God. Read the Book of Mormon first. At the end of the Book of Mormon, you are promised that if you ask God if the things presented in the book are true, you will know that they are true. Read the entire Book of Mormon, seriously consider what it teaches, and then kneel down somewhere quiet, away from distractions. Pray to God. Start by asking if what you have read is true. He is listening to your prayer. You will feel something-something good. That is the answer that what you have read is true. The Book of Mormon teaches of Christ, and testifies that He lives. That is the foundational doctrine of Mormonism. So, act on the promise given in the Book of Mormon, and you will know the truth of our religion. Show more Show less

Are Mormons Christians?

Heather
The dictionary defines Christians as ones who are "of, pertaining to, believing in, or belonging to the religion based on the teachings of Jesus Christ". Under that definition, yes, Mormons are Christians. We believe in Jesus Christ, and we believe in His teachings. Our doctrine is based on His teachings. The Book of Mormon is a book that was brought forth by a man named Joseph Smith, and the book testifies of the reality and divinity of Jesus Christ. Show more Show less