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Hi I'm Holly Weik

I'm a veteran, and a stepmother, and I'm a Mormon.

About Me

Balancing a career and family was challenging, but my husband made it easier by always being supportive, and taking the lead in parenting his boys. I was very blessed by all the opportunities I was given, and feel that I was serving my nation as Heavenly Father intended. Now that I'm retired, I am looking forward to spending more time with friends and family, expanding my knowledge of the gospel, and learning new skills, like baking bread and gardening. I want to make some things myself instead of buying them, support the local economy and live a more sustainable life. I grew up in Colorado and met my husband when we were both assigned to an Air Force base in Alaska. We love running, biking, skiing and hiking. I believe being active in the outdoors allows us to more fully experience the world that Heavenly Father has placed us on. The beauties of nature can bring us closer to God, and He wouldn't have created mountains if they didn't have lessons to teach us.

Why I am a Mormon

My parents were the first members of our family to join the church. I wasn't going to get baptized when they did, but I changed my mind at the last minute, because I knew the church was true. I didn't really develop my own testimony until I graduated from college and was stationed on a remote island in the Aleutians. There were only about 10 other Latter-Day Saints there, so I realized I had to decide whether I was going to be an active member of the church, and examine what I really believed and why. The church emphasizes personal revelation, where each of us can learn for ourselves what Heavenly Father would have us do. That direct communication is vital--I don't have to rely on anyone else to intercede with God. I realized through prayer and His answers that the restored gospel explains much more than we have available from other sources, particularly why we are here and how we are supposed to live our lives. It provides a "big picture" view that makes everything hang together, and a clear roadmap for what to do next.

How I live my faith

I live my faith by trying to be generous and kind to those around me. A smile and a gentle word seem to help no matter how bad the day. I serve by doing what the Lord asks through our church leaders, to help build up a community of saints who care for each other and are more than Sunday acquaintances. Currently I'm in charge of the Sunday classes for the women's organization of the church, the Relief Society. Often I have to feel my way along, but sometimes that personal revelation tells me exactly what to do next, and sometimes it confirms, after the fact, that I made the right decision. My father passed away recently, and his testimony was a source of strength to him and to us throughout his illness. He knew exactly why he was here on this earth, and what lay ahead of him. He didn't fear death, because he knew that the resurrection awaits. His legacy is this family, sealed together in the temple for eternity, and we will be together forever.