What Is a Church Community?
Loading.....

The video player could not be built.

Do you want to chat with a missionary?

We are happy to answer any questions you may have. Start a chat or call us at 1-888-537-6600.

Hi I'm Heather

I am a married mother of 4. I once had a professional career, but now I stay at home to home school my children. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I am a married to a great guy, and I am a mother of 4 amazing children. Before becoming a wife and mother, I had a professional career in Human Resources Management and Management Development & Training. But when I met and married my husband, I shifted my focus to a completely different career centered around our family. I now primarily spend my time managing our home, serving in my church and community, and homeschooling my children. We have found that homeschooling is a wonderful alternative for educating our children, and we enjoy the flexibility it gives us to expose our children to classical works and knowledge, which fosters their natural love of learning and makes "school" a great adventure. I also enjoy exercising and an active lifestyle, including yoga, swimming, hiking, and running. I love to read every chance I get. I love a clean house and a healthy meal . . . but most of the time I wish someone else would clean my house and prepare my meals, so I could spend all my time playing with my family! I also love naps and chocolate chip cookies and big sloppy kisses from my babies!

Why I am a Mormon

I was born and raised a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. My testimony of the truthfulness of the gospel is my primary motivating factor for continuing to follow his gospel and fully participate as a member of His church. I have been taught and have studied the doctrines of Jesus Christ, and, having experienced the sweet fruits of keeping His commandments, I firmly believe them to be true. I believe that God is not merely a kindly butler who exists to bequeath our earthly requests, but a perfect Being whose love for us demands and expects us to achieve the best possible in ourselves. This means constantly changing ourselves to become more like Him and more fully align ourselves with His will for us. I believe that living our lives in accordance with the commandments of God will reveal Him to us, allow us to receive personal revelation, and result in an everlasting connection with God. His constant presence in our lives is the greatest Gift to us on earth, and the surest way to have happiness and joy in this life and in the world to come. I believe that it is our responsibility, once we have obtained that testimony of Christ, to share it with others and especially to teach it to our children. Our family is the perfect microcosm of God's kingdom on earth, designed to be the best environment for teaching us about God's love for us.

How I live my faith

I live my faith by serving and teaching my family and by personally studying the doctrines of the gospel. I also serve in the church in whatever capacity I am asked. I have served with the children of the church, the women of the church, the youth of the church, and in ward leadership. In my home I try to create an environment where the Spirit of God is welcome and felt by everyone. I do this by encouraging my children to love one another and treat each other with kindness. I also do it by making sure we have family scripture reading and family meetings where we read about and study and talk about the teachings of Jesus Christ. My husband and I encourage our children to see evidence of God in the world around them and understand what He is trying to teach them. We also explain how to feel the Holy Spirit, and encourage our children to practice living so as to constantly feel that Spirit. I also try to create an environment that balances order and fun. I feel that chaos and disorder lead to confusion and stress, but I also think it is important to relax, have fun, and let go of unrealistic expectations for perfection in home life. Working together as a family to achieve that balance is one of the great sources of joy in family life. We work hard to get things done, but then we take the time to play as much as we can!