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Hi I'm Heidi

I'm a Mormon . . . and I am so grateful to be one!

About Me

I come from a large family and now have a family of my own . . . a wonderful husband and three happy children. I graduated college with a degree in Recreation Management and Youth Leadership. I love outdoor activities, volleyball, basketball, softball, being with my family, playing in the fall leaves, and baking. I love to write as well . . . but just for fun. The gospel of Jesus Christ and my family are my two greatest joys. I also served a full time mission in Sao Paulo Brasil. Oh how I miss those wonderful people . . . not to mention the food!

Why I am a Mormon

Well, first of all, I don't believe I am Mormon just because I was raised Mormon. I am eternally grateful that being raised Mormon taught me the truths of the gospel at a young age, however . . . I am Mormon because I know it is true . . . because I know that it gives me the fullness of the same Gospel of Jesus Christ that existed in His time . . . because in my heart and in my mind it makes sense . . . and it makes me happy.

How I live my faith

I participate in my ward by teaching one Sunday a month in the women's service organization as well as visiting three women in the ward each month through the visiting teaching program. But that doesn't encompass how I live my faith. I also live my faith day to day to day to day. One of the greatest things about being Mormon is that it isn't a Sunday faith, it is a lifestyle. I am sure from the outside looking in that can seem overwhelming, strict, and hard to live up to. However, I have found that when I make even small efforts each day to live my faith by scripture study, personal prayer, family time, proper entertainment, music, service, and love . . . it becomes easier to live my faith. And not only that, it brings joy and fulfillment to life. We are not expected to be perfect, but to "Do our duty, that is best, and leave unto the Lord the rest." (Henry Wadsworth Longfellow)