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Hi I'm Heather

I am a Medical Assistant/ aspiring masseuse. I love to sing and dance. I have a passion for astronomy and theater. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I wasn't always a believer. growing up, the concept of God was misrepresented to me and I developed a resentment towards the idea of religion. To a young girl, growing up in a broken and traumatic environment, religion appeared to be a mass-produced lie which was used, by some, to gain control and, by others, to comfort their pain. And yet, deep in my heart, there was always a strong, consuming and inexplicable longing to know the truth and have a faith. I desperately wanted God more than anything, I simply didn't understand. As a child I had a great love for gymnastics and dancing. I wanted to move around all the time and my family could never get me to stop singing. Nothing in all the world made me feel more alive and joyful than singing and dancing. I was injured at birth, and the resulting handicap of my right arm cause my mother to keep me out of gymnastics due to my limitations, so I grew up dancing and playing sports instead which brought me a lot of joy. I have always believe in the therapeutic benefits of touch and developed a desire at a young age to help people with reflexology and massage therapy. Medical Assisting was the practical outlet for my desire to help people, so I attended a medical college. I now work with heart patients in cardiology with brilliant doctors. I practice massage therapy independently to help friends and family. I am fascinated my space and quantum physics. I hope to someday go to college and earn my PhD in physics and astronomy.

Why I am a Mormon

I am a grateful Mormon. This didn't happen over night; in fact it took years. By the time I was 17 I had already experienced a great number of traumatic events and suffered some truly horrible things within my own family. This, strangely enough, never hardened me or made me bitter the way it easily could have done. I am grateful Jesus helped keep my heart soft, compassionate and fiercely loving. At 18 I met and fell in love with Robbie. He was truly a gift sent to me from God. He rescued me, taught me some invaluable things, and he loved me. He also encouraged me to go to church with him. Through Robbie, and his phenomenal family, I came to know Jesus and fell in love with the gospel. My life was changing for the better. Soon after, my Best friend from high school invited me to visit a Mormon church with him. I was excited to visit with him but, because of my preconceived notions about Mormons, I had already decided I would never be one. After visiting for months and meeting the missionaries, trying my best to learn what they were trying to teach me, I was not ready to fully accept the message being presented to me. So I left. A year or so later, Robbie and I separated and I began trying to live life on my own. I had become a wreck and needed the atonement more than I ever had in all my life. . After rejecting several invitations from my Mormon friend, my heart eventually led me back to church where I met Jon. He was so inspiring to me. I had never seen the Gospel walked out so fully and sincerely in any person. With this, I tried one more time. I took the lessons, this time from Jon and new missionaries. A few months of study and prayer brought me to that special night; I awoke, from a dream, to the Spirit of God testifying to me with perfect knowledge, that this church is true. It was as loud and real as a wrecking ball through my bedroom. I was captivated. Jon baptized me in March, 2011. Each day I awake with a purpose. To live with God forever. Amen.

How I live my faith

I now enjoy a very blessed life, the likes of which I never imagined I would ever be involved in. I have a church family who always makes me feel welcomed and loved. Our beautiful family dynamic ensures that we never have to be along or feel there is no one to turn to when we need help or even just a friend. Since I was baptized I have been given 2 callings, which I enjoyed. I was called as a member of the compassionate Services committee, and I was called as the "ward chorister" or music director. Both were wonderful opportunities for me to get more involved. I go to Family Home Evening group with all my friends every week and learn about the Lord at Gospel Institute as well. But more than I enjoy meeting God with friends in a public way, a love and adore meeting God in a deeply personal way when we are alone and it's just my unmasked soul with nothing to hide and the unspeakable peace of the love light of Jesus shining on my face. I deeply love reading scripture; I owe all of my happiness to the truths found within their pages. I know deep down in the most unshakable place in my heart that this Church is true. I thank God for every day and I pray that I can do some good in the lives of the people He blesses me with. I say these things in the name of Jesus Christ. Amen.