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Hi I'm Heather

I volunteer as a Day Camp Administrator for the Boy Scouts of America. I'm a mother of six and I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I enjoy spending time with my family. We love to take trips and spend time in the outdoors exploring. I myself volunteer with the Cub Scout day camp every year and enjoy all the activities that scouting includes. In fact I have been actively involved in scouting for more than eleven years. When I am not involved in scouting pursuits I am home schooling my children, delving further into my genealogy (what a fun puzzle!) or exploring a new book. I like to call myself a "jack of all trades" because I like to explore many different things. From jewelry making and caligraphy to gardening and instrument repair; I like to learn!

Why I am a Mormon

When I was nine years-old I was invited to attend some activities every Thursday afternoon. So I attended with my siblings. It felt good to be there, I felt welcomed and loved. Not too long after, the meeting were moved to Sundays. Still attending, I began to learn about Jesus Christ, prayer, the scriptures, tithing and other basic principles of the gospel. At eleven years-old I became interested in being baptized. I knew that it was the right thing to do. From that time forward I made sure I had rides to church every Sunday because I knew it was the right place to be. I've often thought about my membership in this church and how my life would be different without it. There is no other way that I would want to live my life. I know that the principles of honesty, forgiveness, and compassion that I follow in my life are correct, and are taught of God. I know that I am not perfect; in fact I make a lot of mistakes. But, I also know that through the process of repentance and the Atonement of Jesus Christ I can be forgiven of my sins. I also know that i can be with my family forever and that brings me to tears!

How I live my faith

I've had the opportunity to serve in many different places in the church. One thing that I've noticed is that the teachings from the youngest child to the adults is the same. The lessons are only changed to fit the understanding of the age level. Right now I work with the children and they need more basic information. Even at the age of three they learn of God's plan of salvation just as the adults do; only in terms that a three-year-old can understand. That a reminder and a testament to me that this is the true gospel. The gospel doesn't change to accomodate the changing world or a changing people. It is the same yesterday, today and forever.