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Hi I'm Heather

I'm a mom, crafter and I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I am a mother of three adorable daughters ages 9, 2 1/2 years and 3 weeks and the wife to a wonderful husband. I love to scrapbook, make cards, craft with my daughters, read books and visit with my friends and family.

Why I am a Mormon

I was born and raised a member of The Church of Jesus Christ. I remember a couple of experiences that shaped and solidified my belief in the church and shaped my testimony. I remember as a teenager camping with a group of friends, I was outside stargazing and thinking how big the universe was and how could Heavenly Father know me individually. An overwhelming feeling of love swept over me and I knew my Father in Heaven knew my name, my dreams and my heartaches. As I have read from The Book of Mormon and prayed to find direction and peace in my life, I have found the answers I needed. I know that Jesus Christ is my Savior, the Son of God, my King, my friend and my brother. I know He lives. He died and on the third day He was resurrected. Because He was resurrected, I can be also. I look forward to the day when I can bend on my knees before Him and with tears of joy, reverence and love I can express my gratitude for His love, His sacrifice and His perfect example. I am so grateful for His Atonement. I am grateful for His willingness to take upon Him all of my sins, mistakes, pains, and heartaches. He is the one I can turn to when I feel alone, sad, scared or happy. It is such a miracle to me that He willingly took my sins and died for me. Thinking about His love helps me focus on how I should act and how I should treat others. I am grateful that Jesus Christ and Heavenly Father appeared to Joseph Smith and ushered in this dispensation of time. I am so grateful for the knowledge revealed to Joseph and for the Gospel that was restored to the earth. I know the Book of Mormon is true. I know that it testifies of Christ and His gospel. No better source of Christ’s teachings can be found anywhere else. I love reading in 3 Nephi when the Savior visits the Nephites and Lamanites. I especially love the passage where He blesses the children. I feel His love for the people and for me. I am grateful for the blessings the Gospel brings to my life and to my family.

How I live my faith

I was asked to work with the ten to twelve year old girls with Activity Days. I'm excited to get to know the girls and have fun with them. I finished work with the eight year old Cub Scouts. I have enjoyed getting to know the boys and learning about Cub Scouts. I've also taught six very active five year oldboys. I love watching them learn and discover the teachings of Jesus Christ. It touches my heart to see the 'light turn on' as I teach them a concept or share a scripture story. I have also served as a teacher for the women and young women. I love visiting and serving the women in our ward and have become friends to some amazing women. As I teach, I learn so much from the children, youth and women in our congregation. I love to answer questions regarding my beliefs, feelings and teaching of Christ from my friends and neighbors. It strengthens my foundation and my relationship with them.

Do Mormons worship Joseph Smith?

No, we do not worship Joseph Smith. As an answer to a humble prayer, Joseph Smith saw God the Father and His Son, Jesus Christ. Joseph Smith was chosen by Heavenly Father to be His prophet and to restore the gospel of Jesus Christ. Show more Show less

Is it true that Jesus appeared in North America after his crucifixion and resurrection according to the Book of Mormon?

Yes, Jesus visited and taught the people in the Americas after his death and resurrection. This part of The Book of Mormon is my favorite story. I love to read as the people hear a voice three times and finally hear it say: "Behold, my Beloved Son, in whom I am well pleased, in whom I have glorified my name—hear ye him." I can close my eyes and see it happen. I sometimes imagine what it would be like to see and hear the things the people experienced. I feel a sense of peace and happiness testifying to my heart that Jesus Christ came and taught the people every time I read in 3 Nephi chapter 11. Show more Show less

Are Mormons Christians?

Yes, our core belief is that Jesus Christ is the Son of God born from an earthly mother, Mary, and our Heavenly Father. He came to this earth to teach His gospel and to atone for our sins. Because Jesus Christ is the literal Son of God He has the power to overcome death. His resurrection paved the way for each of us to be resurrected. He loves and knows each and every person as the individual they are. He is our Savior, our Mediator and the only perfect person to live on this earth. Show more Show less