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Hi I'm Heidi Clark

I'm a teacher, a student, I'm Brazilian and American, and I'm a Mormon!

About Me

Let's see...well I am teaching at a university and also pursuing a Master's Degree...fun fun! I'm Brazilian and American, which has been really interesting over the years. I think growing up amidst different cultures has helped me so much. It's opened my eyes and made the world smaller and made me realize that we are all so similar. I love people! I have this desire to just help and serve everyone! One of the best decisions I ever made was to serve a mission for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints. That's when I really learned to love people. I've lived on every continent...except for Australia...coming soon. I just love to get to know different cultures and people. I love to dance, listen to music, talk to friends and family. I'm a professional napper, gotta love sleeping in grad school, it's so rare. I'm an avid blogger, it's like therapy for me. I design clothes...Audrey Hepburn is my inspiration :)

Why I am a Mormon

I grew up Mormon and always felt like it was right but I didn't have sure knowledge of it until I gained a testimony of the Book of Mormon. My parents always encouraged me to read it and taught me about the promise that is found in it. The last prophet that writes in the Book of Mormon (Moroni) promises us: "And when ye shall receive these things, I would exhort you that ye would ask God, the Eternal Father, in the name of Christ, if these things are not true; and if ye shall ask with a sincere heart, with real intent, having faith in Christ, he will manifest the truth of it unto you, by the power of the Holy Ghost. And by the power of the Holy Ghost ye may know the truth of all things." It wasn't until I was 19 that I really took this promise to heart. I was living in Africa at the time, in Mozambique volunteering as an English and French teacher. I dislocated a bone in my foot (I'm very accident prone and nonathletic) while I was walking home after work one day (I wish it was a cooler story like a lion stepped on it, but nope, I was just walking). I felt so useless because I couldn't walk. The only book I had brought was the scriptures and I felt finally I'd test this out to know if it was true. I prayed to love the Book of Mormon and to really enjoy reading it. It happened! For the first time ever I couldn't put it down, I felt like those words were speaking to me. I started helping the missionaries in the area with their lessons, and during a particular lesson, one of the investigators asked me if I knew the Book of Mormon was true. I didn't know what to say, I opened my mouth to reply and I could not speak. I felt like God's loving arms were around me. The spirit was so strong I felt like He was embracing me. At that moment I knew without a doubt that the Book of Mormon was true. Whenever I have doubts, or go through hard times, I remember that experience. I know the Book of Mormon is true. This is Christ's church on the earth again today. Jesus is the Christ.

How I live my faith

I'm a gospel teacher for the women's class at church. I LOVE IT! It is amazing to be able to learn so much from these wonderful women who are such great examples to me. They all intimidate me because I feel like they should be the teachers and I should be learning from them! But I know that who the Lord calls he qualifies and I've seen his hand in my life so many times. I feel like I'm the one that learns the most during our lessons :) I love that we have the opportunity to gather as women and talk about Christ and how we can become more like him in a way that helps us understand our divine role as daughters of a Heavenly King. I think women and men and definitely very different. We have different ways of communicating, we appreciate different things and we learn differently. What a great blessing to have the chance to gather as women and have lessons tailored to our needs and that speak to us specifically.