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Hi I'm Heather

I'm a Mormon.

About Me

 I'm a social worker living in the southwest of the United States. I love to Latin dance and go fishing!

Why I am a Mormon

During my teenage years I was raised by a single parent. During the week my mom left for work at 530am and often didn't come home until 9pm, so I learned to be pretty independent. I would walk to church on Sundays and during the week for activities held there. There were very few other LDS people at my school so I was pretty different from my peers. I'm not sure when it happened but the thought came to me that I didn't want to be my religion just because that's what I had been taught. If I was going to claim a religion I wanted to really be converted to it. So I lived it and studied it and prayed about it. My conversion was a slow process. It was like filling up a bucket one drop at a time, and I'm still learning and growing drop by drop. Since then, life has continued to have it's challenges but I've been able to look back and see how God has been there for me through those times and that's what helps me go forward. I am strengthened when I study the scriptures. There have been times that I feel like I've received special little messages from a passage I've read. Sometimes it's an answer to a question I've had or it's the comfort that I need. I'm a Mormon because God has told me over and over again that this church has the fullness of His gospel and I grow closer to Him by abiding by it's precepts.

How I live my faith

I am currently serving as a teacher for the block of Sunday worship for women. One of my favorite positions in the church was to serve as the Humanitarian Aid coordinator for my congregation. We did service projects like tying ten quilts in one night and coloring educational materials for orphanages. We also combined with other congregations in the area to have a free neighborhood exchange day. People donated what they could, then came on the day of the activity and took what they could use. The leftover items were donated to a second-hand store that has a local store and donates items to needy people around the world. I have also enjoyed recording genealogy information from Mexican christening records from the 1800s. The records had the name of the child and their parents, I entered this information into a computer so that hopefully someday someone can find their ancestors!