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Hi I'm Heather

I'm a mother of three. I'm a wife and an avid lover of classic literature. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

The most defining part of my life right now is the fact that I am a mom. We have three children that definitely keep me busy. In addition to them, I love to sew, quilt, and read classic literature. I also enjoy playing sports such as basketball, volleyball, and softball. I recently took up running and have enjoyed spending the early hours of the morning exercising. I love to cook and especially bake. Give me a tasty baked good and I am a happy person.

Why I am a Mormon

It started when I was born into a family of members of the Church. As I grew, I gained my own testimony through personal experiences with the Spirit and I have learned for myself that it is true. I continue in my faith simply because I am happiest when I am most closely aligned with the precepts of the gospel. I have found that when I avoid things contrary to the teaching of Jesus Christ that I have peace and direction in my life. It doesn't mean there is nothing wrong or I don't have challenges but I have the strength and power to overcome them through the Atonement of Jesus Christ and my understanding of the Gospel. I also know that I have felt the Spirit bear witness to me of the divinity of Jesus Christ and the divinity of the Gospel and the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. I cannot deny that for I know it is true.

How I live my faith

I am currently responsible for helping the members of our congregation when they face challenges in their lives. This may include helping out when families have new babies, bringing meals, cleaning or caring for other needs when someone is hospitalized, organizing relief projects when there are local disasters and being available even when someone just needs a friend. This is compassionate service and it is a vital part of the women's organization of the Church and a characteristic of the Church all over the world.

Why is family so important to Mormons?

Heather
Ultimately, it is in family units we hope to live in with our Heavenly Father after this life. It is also through families that we gain valuable lessons in being like our Heavenly Father and Savior, Jesus Christ. One of the first commandments issued to Adam and Eve in the Garden of Eden was in regards to families as they were charged to "multiply and replenish the earth". Families are so important to Mormons because we believe they are central to our experience here on earth. Through families we learn joy, sorrow, compassion, real love, sacrifice and so much more that can make us the best people we can be. They are the greatest blessings in this life and the life to come. Show more Show less