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Hi I'm Heath

I'm a husband, father, teacher, and... I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I am married to my high school sweetheart for 14 years. We have five children; three boys, and two girls. Just after high school I served a two year mission in Eastern Europe. Later I graduated with an undergraduate degree in History and to try and get smarter recently graduated with a Masters degree in Education. I am currently a high school history teacher.

Why I am a Mormon

I was born to loving parents who were married in a Temple of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints. From a young age I was taught gospel principles. As I grew up I began to think about the things I was being taught in a deeper way and to develop my own testimony of Our Father-in-Heaven, His son Jesus Christ, and in the Holy Ghost. I learned through my parents, great leaders, and friends the importance of the gospel in my life. I have gone through many stages of conversion to my faith. Serving a two-year mission greatly impacted that testimony as I was able to see teachings of the church change the lives, for the better, of those people who I had the privilege of teaching. Continuing church service has helped me in greater ways than I could have before imagined. Through each separate opportunity I have grown to love those I serve, which in turn make me think of the love the Savior of the world has for each and every person. I know that Christ lives, that He directs His work on this earth through people who are willing to serve. I know that Joseph Smith saw what he says he saw because I feel a special spirit whenever I think about or read about him and his account. I know that the Book of Mormon was written by ancient prophets who lived in the Americas. I know that God loves His children and wants what is best for each of them.

How I live my faith

Right now my most important responsibilities are to my wife, my children, my job, and my church callings. I strive in all ways to improve myself as a husband. My eternal marriage to my wife is only possible with our collective righteousness. We cannot inherit what God has in store for us unless we live the principles of the gospel in thought, word, and deed. I love my children and they are the next most important people to me. Their salvation and their development and growth are my responsibility. As a provider for my family I realize the importance of learning and doing my best work so that I can always provide for them. Finally, I know that service in the church is important for developing a Christ-like love for others. Christ told us of the two great commandments. To love God with all our hearts, and secondly to love others as we love ourselves (Matthew 22:36-40). I currently serve in a leadership position within the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints and I can honestly say that whenever I have had a calling, I have been blessed with the ability to feel at least a small degree of the love He feels for His children.

Do Mormons worship Joseph Smith?

Heath
As a Mormon I have never been taught to worship the prophet Joseph Smith. Like we do with many spiritual leaders throughout the world's history, we honor what he did. We worship our God and His son Jesus Christ. Show more Show less

How can I know Mormonism is true?

Heath
It is up to each person to make a personal inquiry to God to know of the truthfulness of anything. God promises wisdom to those who truthfully seek it. Show more Show less

Do Mormons only help Mormons?

Heath
Sometimes some members of the church may get caught up in their lives, and the lives of those they most closely associate with to the point that we may not notice those not of this faith, but that is not at all what we are taught. The gospel message, the Book of Mormon, Joseph Smith, and modern prophets are for the world. Show more Show less