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Hi I'm Heather

I'm a homeschooling mother of seven. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I grew up in Idaho, but after I married, my husband and I moved to New York. We lived in New York for nine years before finally returning to Idaho. I have a degree in secondary education-mathematics. I homeschool my children. I volunteer as a director at our local community theater. I love gardening, theater, exercise, and family.

Why I am a Mormon

I grew up in an LDS family, but when my husband and I moved thousands of miles away from our families (to New York State) I really came to understand the value of being a member of the LDS Church. The Church provided a foundation for our family to grow upon. The Church has taught us the precepts to follow in order to have a happy, close family. We may not have had family nearby to rely upon, but the Church gave us a support system and knowledge that was essential for us. We have found such happiness as we have followed God's teachings. Why am I a Mormon? Because this church brings joy to me and my family.

How I live my faith

Our church places a big emphasis on serving others. I serve in our ward as a family history consultant--helping others with their genealogy. I've also had many opportunities to teach youth and adults. I have spent many hours visiting other ward members to help them and strengthen them. Because of the teaching and service opportunities the church has given us, our family has consciously looked for service opportunities in our community. We love to visit the local rest home and present songs, poems, and stories to the elderly people living there. We also participate in the community theater to help bring wholesome entertainment to our community. Each spring, we participate in a neighborhood clean-up to beautify our community. Sometimes we bake goodies and deliver them to neighbors. We've shoveled our neighbor's sidewalks together. We've visited homebound friends. We've found that the opportunities to serve are numberless. We are happy to accept any service opportunites because our church reminds us that serving others is the best way to serve our God.

Does The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints endorse political parties?

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints is very careful not to endorse political parties or platforms. The Church teaches me that I should study the political candidates and issues and make educated choices according to my own conscience. I have been a member all my life and never felt that the Church has ever tried to encourage me to choose a specific political platform. The church also encourages me to be actively involved in politics in any way I feel appropriate. I appreciate that encouragement--it helps me be a better citizen. Show more Show less