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Hi I'm Heather

I am a wife, mother, daughter, sister, and friend. I enjoy learning and teaching through project-based approaches.

About Me

I love all things home and family. I have many interests and enjoy digging up as much information as I can about whatever topic interests me at the moment. I enjoy learning and finding creative ways to share it. I have taught children and youth of all ages in a variety of settings, public and private. Currently, I teach the adult women of our congregation once a month in The Relief Society and I am directing plans for our annual church youth camp for young women ages 12-18.

Why I am a Mormon

I was raised in an LDS home, but my parents were not actively involved in the faith at that time. I attended church sporadically with my grandparents and learned much of the gospel from them. I generally believed, but as I got older I questioned more and had doubts. I believed in the Bible and felt like I knew it was true, but I was not sure about The Book of Mormon. I wanted to know if it was true or not and knew that I needed to read it myself and pray about it to find out. I asked God if it was true and made a promise that whatever answer I got from Him, I would follow. I could have (and would have) gone either way. One summer, I spent the entire week reading, studying, and praying about The Book of Mormon. One thing I had never paid much attention to was the subtitle--Another Testament of Jesus Christ. The Book of Mormon is a RECORD of an ancient people on this continent, their prophecies of and testimonies of Christ, and God's dealings with them, including the ministry of the Savior among them soon after his resurrection. "And other sheep I have, which are not of this fold; them also I must bring, and they shall hear my voice; and there shall be one fold, and one shepherd."--John 10:16. What could be wrong with reading and accepting a book that testifies of Jesus Christ? The Book of Mormon does not replace or compete with or "add" to the Bible . . . it complements it and partners with it. It is another testimony of Jesus Christ. Particularly poignant is the account in 3 Nephi when the resurrected Savior appeared to the people. He taught them and called forth their sick and afflicted and blessed them. Finally, before His departure, he called forth their little children and blessed them one by one. I received my answer that summer . . . an assurance in my heart that the Book of Mormon is true. I have never looked back. The gospel of Jesus Christ is everything to me.

How I live my faith

I try to pray and study the scriptures daily and share what I am learning with my family. I regularly evaluate my life and how I am following the teachings of the Savior and try to make regular course corrections and improvements. I am trying to teach my children this habit in hopes that they will make Christ the center of their lives and always follow His teachings. I frequently fall short, but I just keep trying. We are works in progress.