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Hi I'm Heather

I am a convert to the church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and I am so grateful for it!

About Me

I am 26 years young. I am a wife of 5 years now. I am also a mummy to two boys and a girl. My oldest boy is 4, my youngest is 2 and a half and my girl is 1. I certainly have my hands full but I wouldn't have it any other way. We have left it up to nature and let the Lord bless us in looking after some of his precious children. I feel like this is what life is all about, especially for me. My children are my greatest accomplishment. I am a stay at home mum, which can seem a little boring but I like it because I get to spend all my time looking after my children at one of the best times of their lives. It means I don't miss anything. I've seen their first smiles, first giggles, first time sitting up, first time rolling over, first time eating by themselves, first time drinking juice, first time crawling, first time pulling themselves up and walking with the furniture and watching as they take their first steps. Now they are off to school and I wish time would slow down a little! When I do get bored I try and keep myself busy with cleaning my beautiful house (which I actually enjoy doing!) and going to see friends. I also like to attend mum and baby clubs. The church keeps me pretty busy too with different responsibilities. I have had a few different callings and at the minute I am 1st counsellor in the primary organisation.

Why I am a Mormon

I am a Mormon because I am too polite haha. Two sisters knocked on my door coming up 5 years ago this year. I was living with my mum & I wasn't really interested in what they had to say however I was too polite to tell them to go away. After I while talking at the door, they must have thought they were getting somewhere with me because they asked if they could come in, so I allowed them in & they talked a little more about a young boy called Joseph Smith before presenting me with the book of Mormon. They asked me if I could read a little out of it, which I agreed & then asked also if they could send some more missionaries round who teach in the area to introduce me a little more to the gospel of Jesus Christ. Again I agreed & we swapped contact information, that is where it all began... I am so grateful for that one day, that I listened & didn't turn them away. That day has changed my life so much. I am so grateful for those sisters & the elders that taught & eventually baptised me. There was no real defining moment where I thought "oh this is true." My feelings & the truthfulness became more apparent to me as I was taught & as bit by bit the things I learned fell into place & simply made sense to me. The things I was being taught seemed so right, the life they described sounded so perfect & so much better than the life I was living then. I am Mormon through conversion & I'm so grateful for it, I have a better understanding of life & making the most of it.

How I live my faith

I go to Church every Sunday. Before our main service, Sacrament, we have two lessons and I love this about the Church. I've been part of a CofE congregation before and to be honest I couldn't tell you what my beliefs were. Until I joined this Church I really didn't know very much about God or Jesus apart from the very basics. I love the knowledge that I have gained and can't wait to learn more. I have had many responsibilities in the Church. Although some of the responsibilities seem big and I may feel incapable of doing them, I know I am not incapable and I do love having them. I am so grateful for my responsibilities as they make me feel like I am doing something for the Church in keeping the gospel of Jesus Christ alive. They teach me just how many things I am actually capable of! As well as helping me to learn more and more of the gospel. My main responsibility at the minute is 1st councillor in the primary organisation in my ward. I live my faith by trying to live all the principles of the gospel that I have already learnt. I try to pray, read my scriptures every day. I find that if I keep Church in my life and do at least one thing Church related every day (whether it be read an article from the church magazine, the ensign, or listen to the prophet and apostles speak at general conference through the church's website, lds.org) then I feel so much more positive and happy that day. Sometimes I may forget to do things (as my days can get pretty hectic) but I just try again the next day. I love this gospel and this Church so much. It is more than a religion, it is my life, that I live everyday.

Do you really believe there is a prophet like Moses alive today?

Heather
I definitely do believe there is a living Prophet on the earth today. Just as in the days of Moses when they needed a prophet so do we today. I am so thankful to have a prophet on the earth who can lead and guide us by the direct revelation that he receives from Jesus Christ. General Conference is one of my favourite times of the year. That is when the prophet and whoever he chooses to speak can talk to us, it is one of the best times to receive answers to any questions you may have. Show more Show less

In whom should we have faith?

Heather
We should have faith in Jesus Christ Show more Show less

Who chooses the Mormon prophet?

Heather
It is the church of Jesus Christ and therefore Jesus Christ chooses whom should be His living Prophet Show more Show less