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Hi I'm Heidi

I'm an easy-going college student who is planning a wedding and balancing life. Laughter and love keep me going. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I've recently returned from living in the Philippines for 18 months as a missionary, and I'm now in that wonderful stage of life where I get to make decisions! I'm engaged to the man of my dreams, and I strive every day to balance school, decisions about future life, work, relationships, etc. Somewhere in the middle of all that, I try to take time to laugh every day. Though I know I'll shortly be getting married, lots of things are up in the air right now; it keeps me busy (but what college student isn't busy?)! Amidst the crazy and unsettled life, I know that one solid thing that I have is my testimony of the gospel of Jesus Christ. The gospel gives me a foundation on which I build my happy life -- even as crazy as it sometimes gets.

Why I am a Mormon

I'm not a Mormon just because I was born and raised in this church. I'm not a Mormon because it is "in," and I'm not a Mormon because of my family also being members of this church. I'm a Mormon because I've tried it out and felt for myself that it is the truth. Literally. I've read the Book of Mormon, and I've asked our Heavenly Father through prayer if it is true. Not just once, either. Over and over again. I've felt a confirmation through my feelings and thoughts. It's that specific feeling that keeps me going as a member of this church. So yes, I did grow up as a Mormon, but I found out for myself through study and prayer that this is the truth. As I continue on through my life, I feel my knowledge grow stronger and stronger. Often, the hardest times of my life have been the times when I really recognized that I know that this church is the truth. This was the case when my dad passed away when I was only 15, and this was the case when I went to college and labored over the decision of what I should major in. Even this was the case when I made the decision to serve an 18-month full-time mission for the Church. I'm a Mormon because I have a relationship with my Heavenly Father. He helps me know what I should do in life. When I met my sweetheart, the truths of the gospel enabled me to imagine an eternity with him -- and I know these same truths will help me when things get hard later in life. I'm happy because I'm a Mormon, and I'm a Mormon because it makes me happy.

How I live my faith

I live my faith by sharing my time. I've recently returned from serving as a full-time missionary for 18 months in Bacolod, Philippines, and I love to get to know and strengthen others in the gospel by sharing time and experiences with them. To me, it's not enough to just know or believe something; it takes doing actions to really live what you believe and know to be true.

How can I know Mormonism is true?

Try it out. It doesn't hurt to be sincere, so just do what I did -- read, ponder, and pray to our Heavenly Father. He will answer through the power of the Holy Ghost. For me, it's a feeling of clarity and power. Sometimes it gives me chills, or I can't stop smiling. I usually just feel happy and at peace when I feel that I am receiving and answer to my prayers. Often the feelings are so simple but powerful. So just try it. Study it, then ask. If you want to know something about God, what better to do than to talk to God through prayer, right? Then live a good life so you can feel and know the answers to your prayers. Be obedient and just try for yourself so that you can get the answer that you are seeking. Show more Show less