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Hi I'm Heidi

I'm a Mormon. I'm the daughter of immigrant Russian Germans. I'm a mother and grandmother. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I grew up in single parent home. I always believed in God, and in Jesus Christ. While young, I sought truth by attending various churches and learning about others' faith. I was taught the Gospel of Jesus Christ by missionaries of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, and have been a member for more than 20 years now. I home schooled my sons for most of their school age years, and loved seeing lessons taught being caught. I love serving in my community, particularly through various church projects and the Scouting program. I have had the opportunity to work with placing displaced refugees of war, and have learned that cultures may separate our understanding at times, but love and faith are universal.

Why I am a Mormon

The Gospel of Jesus Christ is my life. Becoming a Mormon opened up a whole new world to me. I learned to love and serve others. I overcame obstacles and shortcomings that would otherwise have kept me from becoming who I am now. The Gospel of Jesus Christ has made me a better wife, a better mother, and better grandmother. The restored Gospel and the Book of Mormon have changed my life- my faith a living spring. The knowledge of who I am and where I am going has eliminated all doubt and fear. Jesus is the Christ, the Master of my soul, my Brother, my Friend.

How I live my faith

I have had so many wonderful opportunities to serve in the Church. While serving others, I realize I have grown and been blessed a hundred times over through living my faith. In this Church, I have learned how to lead by example, to be a friend and to serve in my community. I've learned how to teach, to speak before many, and share faith promoting principles and precepts. Some of my learning experiences have included working with youth as a teacher and leader; teaching young children on Sundays and leading the children's organization in the Church; I've served as a local Church missionary; I've taught numerous lessons and presided over the Church's women's organization. The opportunities I have had to learn and grow could never be duplicated in the halls of any other learning institution. I attend the Temple frequently and faithfully attend Church meetings and activities. I am surrounded by faithful, loving members that are more like extended family to me, who have lifted and inspired me throughout the years.

What do Mormons believe about "eternal life?"

Eternal Life is a gift that all who live, or have lived, on the earth will receive and is awarded through the Atonement of Jesus Christ. We believe that we can live eternally with our spouse and children as families, just as we have here and that families truly are forever. Show more Show less