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Hi I'm Heather

I'm short. I'm loud. I'm opinionated. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I am a daughter, sister, and mom who loves to run, read, hike, and do just about anything with my family.

Why I am a Mormon

I grew up a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints but I continue to live the gospel because it gives me direction, guidance, hope and peace. Sometimes I start to think about how scary the world can be and fear begins to creep into my life and then I turn to the Savior. No matter how bad things may become, there is so much more good in this world. Faith takes the place of fear and I continue on. The gospel of Jesus Christ brings me daily happiness that I know will last forever.

How I live my faith

I have the chance to teach my children everyday about why we are here and how we can live good, productive lives. We spend as much time as possible together as a family. We have family home evening every Monday night where we sing together, play games together, and takes turns teaching gospel principles. We read the scriptures together every night and talk abut our beliefs and how the scriptures teach us of God's love and inspire us to overcome any challenge. They teach us of Christ's sacrifice and how to come to Him to be better people. We pray together everyday and grow closer together as we pray for each other. I volunteer at the school my children attend and reach out to the community through service projects.

Why don’t women hold the priesthood in The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints? How do Mormon women lead in the Church?

Heather
God has made men and women different. No matter how people might want to deny or change that, it is a basic truth. As I raise my sons and daughters I see the differences with which they were born. Men have certain qualities that are inherent in men and women have certain qualities that are inherent in women. Men and women are equal in their potential to grow spiritually, intellectually and to develop talents. With the differences within us, God has given us different responsibilities. God has given men the opportunity to receive his priesthood but he has given all of his children the opportunity to use it and benefit from that power. As a woman in The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints I have the opportunity to lead others though the women's organization called the Relief Society. I teach classes and I am privileged to reach out to our community as I organize and carry out service opportunities. I stand at my husband's side as we lead our family and teach our children. I am thankful that God has made men and women different and given us different opportunities and different ways to make this world a better. Show more Show less