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Hi I'm Heather

I am a mother of 2, knitter, an environmentalist, a feminist, and a lactivist. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I graduated in mathematics in 2007 and taught computers at an elementary school for a while. I have 2 kids and I volunteer in my community providing breastfeeding support. I also like to knit and I have used knitting as a form of street installation art to make the world brighter. About every 8 weeks, I donate blood to the American Red Cross. I've also been known to arrange protests, attend demonstrations and participate in letter-writing campaigns for causes I feel strongly about.

Why I am a Mormon

My parents were both converted to the Church when they were teenagers, so I was born in a family who regularly went to church when I was little. I have stayed in the Church as a youth and now as an adult because of the times that I have felt God's love and the Spirit reaffirm that this is where I need to be in my life. These experiences include my confirmation at age 8, the times I have sat down in personal study of the scriptures, the first time I went to the temple, and the times I have heeded promptings. Sometimes those prompting are very intense- I have felt excited and have felt that I might be glowing. And sometimes those promptings are small ideas in my head that feel "right."

How I live my faith

As soon as I turned 18, I wanted to move up and out of the youth programs and serve alongside everyone else, so despite the fact that I was in high school, I played the piano at Church. I've played for choirs, children's classes, and adult classes. I've also played for singers who have done solo and small-group performances during meetings. In addition to the piano, i've been an instructor and for a while I wrote up a monthly newsletter. Outside of the church, I try to establish uplifting and meaningful traditions for my family. I also try to be a part of groups and movements whose goals are aligned with the mission of Christ.

Are Mormons Christians?

Yes. We believe that salvation is only possible through the atonement of our Savior, Jesus Christ. Like other Christians, we try to do what Christ would do if He were here. In fact, at baptism, we promise covenant to take on Christ's name, which means to represent him in our actions "at all times and in all places". But, like most humans, we fall short in being able to do that 100% of the time and need to give ourselves and each other second chances. We can repent and turn to Christ and try again. Show more Show less

What do Mormons believe is the purpose of life?

Mormons believe that before we were born, we lived with God and were given gifts to help each person with their own mission in life. Our purpose in life is to develop those gifts and talents and use them to serve humanity in the best way we can. Show more Show less