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Hi I'm Heather

I grew up in Washington and joined the LDS Church while I was enlisted in the US Air Force. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I'm a veteran, a single-parent, a knitter, and a vegetarian. I love to read, run, cook, and play the piano. I work in philanthropy, helping college students fund their education. Two weeks before my 20th birthday, I was baptized into The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints while serving in the United States Air Force. My iPod is filled with eclectic music, much of it non-western. I am a Mormon.

Why I am a Mormon

I became a Mormon because as I studied and prayed about the Church, I felt an overwhelming outpouring of love from the Holy Spirit, testifying that what I was learning was true. We do have a Heavenly Father, and His Son, Jesus Christ is our Savior and Redeemer. The Church Jesus established when He was on earth fell away from His teachings, and He restored His Church through the prophet Joseph Smith. The Book of Mormon testifies of the divinity of the Savior and of His Atonement, complementing and clarifying The Holy Bible. I am still a Mormon because not only do I still know these principles, but they have helped me become closer to my Savior and my Heavenly Father and have brought me unmeasurable peace and joy.

How I live my faith

Living my faith is important to me. I enjoy studying the scriptures - both for spiritual insight to guide how I live and also as incredible historical documents. Currently I teach the Nursery class (18 months - 3 years) at church on Sundays and help with missionary work. My daughter is serving as a full-time missionary for 18 months in another country, and her work sharing the restored gospel with others inspires me to be a better person, strive to live the Lord's commandments, and reach out to those who need the hope of the Savior in their lives. While I strive to live as close to the Savior's teachings as possible, of course, I make mistakes. I am grateful for His grace and the power of repentance (turning to God and forsaking sin) in my life.