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Hi I'm Heather

I'm a busy mom of three little ones, a Social Worker, a lover of any outdoor activity, and I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I'm a mother of seven year old identical twin girls and a little boy that is four. I've done a lot of different work in Social Services, and have a passion for helping others. I am lucky enough to have gotten my degree in Therapeutic Recreation, which I wholeheartedly believe in both Recreation and Therapy, so it's a great combination. I like working with teens because I feel that it is such an influential age, and a great opportunity to truly make a difference. I love to do anything outdoors which usually includes family. I grew up with six sisters and often get to enjoy being around them. I grew up and live in the beautiful Northwest and feel so blessed to be able to be surrounded by not only the beautiful green trees, but close enough to the ocean, as well. My philosophy is to work hard and play hard!

Why I am a Mormon

I was born a Mormon and was fortunate enough to have great parents who helped me to learn what this faith was all about. My parents taught me correct principles and then allowed me to figure it out on my own. Growing up our family was always very involved and busy with church activities. I often felt good about going to church and being around other people that had high standards. I was glad to be part of a community that I really enjoyed. After high school, I realized more deeply that "being Mormon" was more than just a community. I learned for myself that I wanted to know what I truly believed and what "being a Mormon" meant. This was a time in my life when I needed to make some decisions about where I wanted my future to go. I was very distressed and asking Heavenly Father for some direction and help. I also specifically remember reading and pondering some scriptures in the Book of Mormon about faith. One day I was working at a produce stand and reading scriptures. I distinctively remember feeling the Spirit of God very strongly, burning in my chest. This was the Holy Ghost confirming to me that this was God's church and that I needed to become more involved in it. I also had a very distinct feeling that I should serve a full time mission for the church. This thought was surprising to a lot of people, especially myself. During the months after this experience I was able to study the gospel of Jesus Christ more fully and learn more of the doctrine of the church. It became more and more apparent to me that this was His church restored to the earth through a modern day prophet, Joseph Smith. I was privileged to be able to serve a full time mission in Washington DC, speaking Spanish. During my 18 month missionary service and many times since, I have had countless experiences of those same feelings of the Holy Ghost testifying to me of the validity of this gospel. It has also been such a blessing to see how this gospel can change lives individually.

How I live my faith

I have the opportunity to be very involved with the youth at church. I get to work with the young women, ages 12-18, in particular. This involves teaching them gospel principles on Sundays, and then participating with them at least once a week, in some sort of activity. We like to do a lot of activities like camping, playing sports, learning new skills, doing service, and getting to know each other. Our main focus is to help these young people feel loved, and help them understand their worth as daughters of God, and what this really means in their lives. Of course we make sure we are having fun as we are doing this, but always have the objective to teach them about the gospel of Jesus Christ and how this gospel can better their lives. I also hope to be an example for good to others around me at work and in my community. Somehow people figure out really quickly that I'm a mormon, and it helps to remind me of my responsibility to represent myself, my family, and my Savior in a pleasing way.