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Hi I'm Heather

I'm a college student, I love Jesus, I love my family, and I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I am currently a college student attending Brigham Young University. It's hot, it's dry, sometimes there is even the occasional cougar. But I love it! I served as a missionary for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in the best place ever, St. Louis Missouri. It was hot, it was humid, sometimes there was even the occasional Tornado. But I loved it! I have lived in Idaho, British Columbia, Canada, Italy and Utah. Diverse and weird I know, but all in all it's been a good life. My friends would describe me as weird and funny, but "in a good way."

Why I am a Mormon

I grew up in the Church and have been incredibly grateful for that. However, I would say that I am Mormon because I have lived the principles, put them to the test, and I know they are true. When I was about 14 I moved to a small town in Canada where I was one of two young women in a rather small congregation see Leif's profile!. It was there that I first started to really ask myself if this is what I wanted for my life. After I moved to Italy at the age of 16 and went to a boarding school there I realized that it was more than just what I wanted, it was what I needed. I was the only member of my church in the town and consequently my school. I couldn't just say that I believed it I had to live it! The guidelines, the doctrine, the principles are all truths that have helped me to be a happier and healthier person. I know that this is the true church because I have lived by its teachings. I put them to the test, and they are from God. I know that through prayer and an honest desire to search out the truth through the Holy Bible and the Book of Mormon everyone may know of the truth for themselves.

How I live my faith

As a missionary, everyday all day I taught others about the doctrines that I love. I am by no means perfect, or anywhere close for that matter, but I know that because of our Savior Jesus Christ I have the opportunity to grow and to change. Everyday I try to be just a little bit better than the day before. To work on becoming closer to Jesus Christ and to become more like Him. I pray to know the things that I can change and then set out to change them. I am grateful for the Lord who helps me become more like Him. I strive to do my best, and I know that isn't enough, so I turn to the Savior. Currently I love to volunteer helping children in the community. I love being with children, even difficult ones, because they help me to understand my relationship with the Savior better. He taught, "Except ye be converted, and become as little children, ye shall not enter into the kingdom of heaven. Whosoever therefore shall humble himself as this little child, the same is greatest in the kingdom of heaven. And whoso shall receive one such little child in my aname receiveth me" (Matthew 18:3-5). Little children are pure and innocent before God.

Why do Mormon missionaries proselyte?

Heather
I love this question because as a missionary I got it ALL the time. The reason why we proselyte is very simple and fairly easy to understand. Our message is that the Church of Jesus Christ, the same church that He established when he was on the earth, has been restored through the prophet Joseph Smith. The same authority, the same blessings, the same miracles, the same God, the same Jesus Christ. We have a prophet today, President Thomas S. Monson, who leads us like Moses led the children of Israel. We are grateful for how this knowledge has blessed our lives. We know that with this knowledge we can return to live with our Father in Heaven and the Savior again. For this reason we share with others the joy and happiness that we have. We are not here to coerce or to brainwash, just to teach those who want to listen.   And, we love the message we share. Show more Show less