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Hi I'm Heather E. Bullard

I grew up in St. Louis, MO. I love music, dancing, movies, genealogy, traveling, and being with my family. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I love people and listening to their experiences. I started college a few years after high school, and received a Bachelor of Arts in Family History/Genealogy. Family History is my passion. I started my 2nd Bachelors in Accounting and have plans to get my Master's in History. I love to learn; education and continued learning is very important to me. I love to work and find value in my work. Being honest is important to me and giving a honest days work makes me feel good about myself. I love kicking back at the movies to relax. I love traveling to the different places and different Temples and seeing how each temple is so magnificent in its own way, but has the same feeling of the peace, tranquility, and the guidance of the Holy Ghost in each one. My family and loved ones are most important to me. I would do anything to help them and be there for them.

Why I am a Mormon

I've always been a Christian & my parents taught me the basic principles of living a Christian life, but I always felt something was missing. I had questions no one could answer, like what happens when we die, why do different churches baptize differently, what is my purpose in life. In the church I grew up in, many answers were I wasn't suppose to know. No answer settled well. My questions began when my grandfather died (I was 8), & I saw his spirit had left his body. I knew there had to be answers, specific answers to give me peace. My sister has always been my best friend. I got in a lot of trouble as a teenager. I felt like I was always searching for the missing piece to make me feel complete & by turning to bad things for the solution just made me feel more empty. She had the same feeling I had. We traveled abroad as teenagers & on one occasion, I had a special spiritual experience & I knew 100% it was from God. I felt peace, reassurance, love & comfort. It was stronger & brighter than anything I had experienced to that point. A few years later, my sister discovered The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. After her first visit with the Missionaries, she called me & said its everything we've talked about & they have the answers. When I was near the missionaries, there was a peace in my life every time. It was the Holy Ghost. When I prayed to know if the Book of Mormon was true, I felt that same amazing feeling I did a few years earlier. I knew it was a true book and scripture of the Lord. As I read the scriptures & talked with the missionaries, my knowledge grew. The Lord opened up paths for me & my spiritual progression grew by leaps & bounds. Since I was baptized at 18 & then able to go to the temple, I have a great inner peace. Of course, unfortunate situations still present themselves in my life, but I see a greater perspective now. It helps me handle all that life throws my way. I have a greater understanding of Jesus Christ & the Atonement.

How I live my faith

Well, I am definitely not perfect, but I strive to be a good person everyday and make good decisions that will keep peace in my life. I always try to do things that invites the Holy Ghost into my life and my home. I attend my church meetings and work hard to fulfill the areas that are my duties. Currently in my ward, I am responsible for helping people and encouraging people to discover their ancestors. Its a way for those people to develop a connection with the different family cultures that have made them who they are and draw nearer to the Lord through the Atonement. It is a constant reminder of His sacrifice for us and made it possible for us to be with our dear loved ones for eternity. I'm not married and do not have children of my own, so at times I get lonely. By being active in reading and studying my scriptures everyday and attending church, I feel the Holy Ghost so strong, which gives me comfort and helps me to see the Lord's plan for me. I know that because the Holy Ghost is with me and my great love for the Savior, I am never truly alone. I attend the temple as often as I am able and make sure that I try to be a good example for my friends and family. I love that we are all created different, but we are all equal. It makes it so easy to love everyone, care about each person and the different situations that occur in their lives, because I'd want someone to care about mine. We are all children of God. Living the Gospel Principles is much easier than not living them, and you get greater blessings. There is a deep peace inside when you obey the commandments.