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Hi I'm Heather

I grew up in Idaho. I love the outdoors, crocheting, and speaking spanish. I'm a mother of 3, a nutritionist, and I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I've been called a "jack of all trades and master of none" because I have so many interests. I've sold real estate, played piano, fixed cars, and milked goats. I snowboard, sing, hike and crochet. I'm a certified lactation consultant and nutritionist. I have 3 little darlings and am helping my husband to graduate school. I got my B.S. in Health Education and served a mission to California where I learned spanish. The education and mission experience help me daily with raising my kids and working in the community.

Why I am a Mormon

My mother was raised LDS. My Father was studying to be a Methodist minister when he met with the missionaries and got baptized. As a young girl I loved reading the Book of Mormon and Bible stories that my parents encouraged. As a teen I saw I needed to decide for myself what I believed, so I took a look at the people in my life. Those individuals in whom I saw the most joy and contenment were active participants in the LDS church; so I continued on that path. As a college student I attended LDS institute classes that built my faith and knowledge of the scriptures. I started going to the temple and loved the feeling and service there. When I prayed about being a missionary I felt very happy and new it was the right thing for me. After serving in California, and then finishing my university degree, I married a young man that I had met in the missionary training program. Together we attended a conference where the Prophet and 12 Apostles spoke to the thousands gathered there. When I saw the prophet, I had an incredible feeling go through my whole body that I had never had or expected and tears came to my eyes. I knew the Holy Ghost was witnessing to me that he truly was a prophet of God. A few years later I had family and friends that questioned the authority of the prophet and therefore the LDS church. I was able to share my experience with them because I knew he was definitely called of God. In the last few years my family has seen severe trials: the suicide of a brother, kidney failure of a sister, cancer of a father, addiction and betrayal from loved ones. In moments when I thought I could not go on, my Savior gave me strength and healing. I know he loves me. I know his sacrifice helps me in my imperfections.

How I live my faith

Having Christ's teaching's in my life has helped me see the importance of being a good neighbor because his gospel is love and we are all God's children. I love getting to know the people that live around me and learning from them and their life experience and sharing what I can with them. Everyone has rough days to get through and having community family to turn to makes all the difference. Having experienced heartache, I feel great compassion for others when they suffer. I recently started an online support group for woman who've had losses in similar ways and we continue to grow and testify of our Savior's power. He heals us! Within the LDS church I've served as a missionary, music leader, pianist, and youth leader; but mostly I've been a teacher. I've tought adults and youth and am currently teaching children each week. I love a great discussion with scriptures and an interested group of individuals. I love the spirit of learning and setting goals to improve oneself. I feel that we are so blessed to have each other and have many resources for learning in faith.

What do Mormons believe about the nature of God?

Heather
Knowing what God is like is important to understanding who we are because he really is our Father. We know that he is perfect and powerful, wise and just. We also know that he is loving and merciful. He has a body, and he patterned us after him, but his body is perfect and immortal. He knows what we are experiencing and how we feel. He knows the help we need and he knows what is best for our learning and growth. God gave us this life and this opportunity to choose. He won't step in and take our agency away, even when we want to choose a bad thing, so we must be responsible in our choices. When we need help to choose the right way we can pray to him and recieve guidance. I see him as the ultimate perfect parent. Show more Show less