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Hi I'm Heather

I'm a Mormon mother of a special needs child, a home health aide and a college student.

About Me

I'm a single mother of a special needs child. My son has mental health issues and as well as cognitive development delays. I'm currently in college for my Associates degree. I am planning on going all the way to complete my Masters. I went back after many years out of school and am struggling to make the bills and keep food on the table but I'm working hard and Heavenly Father is blessing me greatly.

Why I am a Mormon

I joined the church when I was 18 and a senior in High School. I'm originally from Palmyra NY, where the church started. After I was baptized I spent hours upon hours at the Historical sites and became close friends with many of the Sister Missionaries that were serving there at the time. Eventually I headed off to an LDS College and then went into the military. Eventually I became inactive. Over the last 12 years I only went to church maybe 6 times. I really did miss it but kept finding excuses not to go. In 2010 I moved into a new ward and decided to give it a visit. Ever since then we have attended faithfully every week. My son has been baptized and now holds the Aaronic Priesthood. All of the years I spent away from church I felt as if something was missing from my life. The day I walked back into church I knew what it was I had been missing. There is nothing like having the Gospel of Jesus Christ be an active part of your life. The fellowship of others who hold the same standards and beliefs is an added bonus. I love Jesus Christ and this Church and am so thankful to be a part of this Gospel. If you feel like something is missing in your life look no further, just walk through the door!

How I live my faith

I do my best to read my scriptures daily, and always say my prayers. I'm trying to raise my son to love Heavenly Father as much I do. I love doing service projects with the church and my son is involved with the Boy Scout troop at church. He has wonderful male role models to look up to there. He really loves it, especially the camping trips. If you knew me before I decided to go back to church in 2010 you would see the change in me, and that is the best example of living my faith that I know of. I smoked, drank, and had a really foul mouth. I drove semi a while back and could easily 'match wits' with the men at work. When I decided to go back to church I quit smoking, quit drinking, started living the Word of Wisdom and living and talking the way my Savior would want me to. There is no better example of His love then that of how I love my life through my words and actions.

Why do some call Mormonism a cult?

Heather
To people who do not understand out faith it is often regarded as a cult. A cult is defined as a particular system of religious worship, especially with reference to its rites and ceremonies. That said every faith could be considered a cult. Allot of people attribute the LDS faith to being a cult because of the sacred ceremonies that are conducted in the temples around the world. They are not secret but sacred. Once people take the time to understand the Church they quickly realize that it is not a cult. It is a Christian faith. We believe in Jesus Christ who is the foundation of the church. Show more Show less