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Hi I'm Heather

I speak Czech, I'm a middle school teacher, I have trained in 5 types of dance, and I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I live in Utah. In 2013, I graduated from Weber State University in Special Education mild/moderate, and I currently teach reading, English language arts and math to 7th and 8th graders. I enjoy helping others succeed and feel optimistic about their abilities. I also have experience teaching dance. I have trained in ballet, tap, jazz, Scottish and Irish dance. Slavic languages, especially Czech, have been an interest of mine ever since I served a mission in the Czech Republic. I belong to a loving and supportive family, and thanks to the addition of sisters-in-law, I'm no longer the only daughter.

Why I am a Mormon

Throughout my life, people have often commented on the constant smile on my face or my optimism. I know this is thanks to my membership in The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints. Through learning and applying the teachings of Christ, and hearing modern-day counsel and revelation from God's prophet, I truly find hope, meaning and happiness. I still face many trials in life, but my ever-increasing understanding of the importance of trials and my own self-worth as a daughter of God help me to endure these trials and grow to be better than I was before. I'm grateful for God's guidance from not only The Bible, but also The Book of Mormon, which expands upon and clearly explains Christ's teachings. Having God's truths in an ever unsure and unstable world gives a source of strength and stability.

How I live my faith

As a member of the church, I strive to pray everyday, morning and night, and whenever else I need to talk with God (my Heavenly Father). When I pray in the morning, I can ask for help and guidance throughout the day, and when I pray at night, I can review the day and give thanks. I also strive to read either ancient or modern scripture from the Lord everyday so I can receive answers to my prayers, find hope and feel uplifted. I attend an Institute class during the week with young adults around my age. Institute classes are religion classes. On Sundays I go to church to worship and remember God and Jesus Christ. I often sing in the church choir, because uplifting music inspires me.

Why do some call Mormonism a cult?

The word 'cult' is usually used by people who don't know very much about the church, have heard others call it a cult, or they don't understand the doctrines and teachings. However, when people earnestly learn about the church, they will better understand the doctrines, they will learn that it's not a 'cult', and they will discover that there are many commonalities with their own Christian beliefs. Show more Show less

Do you really believe there is a prophet like Moses alive today?

Thanks to a prophet, we can know God's will and what will lead us to greater happiness. Just like the people of Moses needed guidance, we need guidance in our current day and age. Therefore, we have a prophet and his name his Thomas S. Monson. Whenever President Monson speaks to us, I can tell his words are true and come from God. Show more Show less