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Hi I'm Heather

I grew up in Hawaii, am a landscape designer, and am now a stay-at-home mom. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I am the mother of four children and a medical student. Ever since my mission to Ukraine, I found that life just keeps giving, and keeps getting busier! Looking back and looking forward, I find that the gospel of Jesus Christ keeps things in perspective. I learn through prayer and scripture study how to approach each challenge that comes along. I find that when I am obedient, things work out, and I truly see the hand of the Lord in my life.

Why I am a Mormon

I was born and raised in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. As a young girl I believed that God heard my prayers, and I loved to pray. I also knew that he answered my prayers. I believed the principles that I was taught and did my best to live by the commandments. I had a love for the scriptures and the gospel, and felt closer to my savior as I studied the Book of Mormon and the Bible. I don't always understand everything, and I'll often have questions. But I find that by living the commandments and principles we are taught, I am richly blessed and feel deep down the truthfulness of the gospel. I know that this is the Church of Jesus Christ. This is His church: I know it and I feel it! I am so so so grateful and indebted to Him to be a part of it.

How I live my faith

I live my faith every day by praying often, reading scriptures personally, to my baby, and again with my husband. On Monday evenings we have family home evening, on Wednesday my husband helps lead mutual night with the 16-18 year old young men, and on Sunday we attend church. We pay full tithes, fast offerings, keep the Sabbath day holy, and serve in the church as much as we can. Once a month my husband is responsible to teach two families in the ward ( a ward is a group of saints within a geographical area) in their home. I likewise, along with another sister in the ward, visit three sisters at their homes once a month. Sometimes we are asked to teach lessons in sunday school, give talks in sacrament meeting, or provide service for our fellow ward members. In any case, I am always happy to fulfill whichever calling extended to me by the bishop.