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Hi I'm Heather Soules

Aloha! I am returned missionary from the Texas Lubbock Mission, studied Biology at BYU-Hawaii, and I am a Mormon!

About Me

I was born in California and lived in Hawai'i, Washington, and Utah. I am the youngest sibling of four and the only girl. Growing up I played recreational and club soccer until I tore my ACL/meniscus. After surgery and recovery I developed a passion for running. My senior year I joined the cross country and track teams. I continue to run and train for 5k, half, and full-marathons today! I received my Associates Degree in science. I recently returned from serving as a full-time missionary for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in the Texas Lubbock Mission.

Why I am a Mormon

I'm a Latter-Day Saint because I know the Book of Mormon (another testament of Jesus Christ) is true. I know because I have read it. One Christmas after years of growing up reading portions of the book I finally finished it on my own. I prayed to know if the things which I read were true. I received a calming peace and wanted more for an answer. I waited and got an answer the following Sunday during a church meeting. During a lesson someone said they came to realize that they have always known it to be true. By small and simple miracles of answered prayers and life experiences, I knew that I did not need a powerful vision to change my heart. My heart had been changing my entire life. Being born and raised in the church, I have had many experiences of the "burning of the bosom" mentioned in the scriptures. All of those experiences have added up to what I call my testimony today. I know it is true. I don't know the answers to everything about this gospel, but I know enough. All I need is my knowledge that the Book of Mormon is true. Because it is true then Joseph Smith was a prophet of God. Because he was a prophet of God, then this church which was restored by Christ through Joseph Smith is true. I know it is true. I know that God knows that I know it is true. And like Joseph Smith, I cannot deny it. That's why I'm a Mormon.

How I live my faith

I HOPE that I show how I live my Faith. I want to live my faith by example. I have MANY imperfections, but strive to develop qualities that will show I am servant of Christ. I want to be charitable, hopeful, and love as Christ does. There is a lot of work to do, but the best way to start is one day at a time. I know that God's commandments are meant to uplift and bear me up. Living by my faith is like a song I once heard by Jenny Phillips: Live like you believe Live like you know It’s one sure way your faith will grow Listen to your heart Searching your soul And you’ll find the strength that you need His light The gift of his peace When you live like you believe