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Hi I'm Heidi

I'm Heidi; Wife, Mother, Friend, Missionary, Blogger and Follower of Christ. And I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I was raised in a good home as the 4th of 8 children yet life has presented me some great difficulties which I have worked hard to overcome. Years ago I found myself as a single-parent of 3 small children. For many years we suffered a lot and went through some very, very difficult times but we turned to the Lord, to His teachings and He helped us through. In fact, He was the only way we would have ever made it. I worked hard to forgive those who had hurt me and to increase my love for all and...the Lord taught me things I wouldn't have learned in any other way. Now, 20 years later, my children are all in their 20's and working hard towards life goals of their own. They are very good children and are also striving to serve the Lord. The oldest is graduated from college, the second will soon graduate from a computer-programming school and the youngest graduated as a massage therapist. All three have served as missionaries for the Lord as they wanted to help others' as they had been helped. They served in North Carolina and Virginia, Idaho and Ohio. I am now married to a wonderful man (father of five) who was widowed a few years ago and we are leaving soon to serve as missionaries in Florida; Spanish-speaking. We are so grateful for all the Lord has done for us during our challenging times. Truly our love for Him has grown an hundred-fold over the years.

Why I am a Mormon

Because I choose to be. It is everything to me. My greatest desire in life is to live it centered on Jesus Christ and His teachings. I sincerely want to do what He wants me to do. I know that the greater peace and happiness in this life comes ONLY by living correct principles and doing those things which have been revealed to us as God's will. I've made mistakes, as we all do, and have found that quickly getting back on the correct path is the only thing that has brought me the peace and reassurance for His guidance and blessings that I deeply seek.

How I live my faith

The gospel and teachings of Jesus Christ are truly the foundation of my life. Because I realized I could not do it alone, I had to really humble myself and seek the Lord's help. He helped me learn true principles about raising children as I counseled with Him, studied his word, prayed to Him and sought to follow His teachings. As I look back over my life I see that all the good things that have happened, and all the hard things that I have overcome, have TRULY been because of all I have learned from the gospel of Jesus Christ; through scripture study, meditation and prayer.

Why is self-reliance important to Mormons? Why do Mormons talk about emergency preparedness?

Heidi
Self-reliance means that we do all we can to prepare ourselves for any eventuality. We try to live within our means, stay out of debt, grow our own fruits and vegetables, develop handyman and homemaking skills such as cooking, cleaning, sewing, repairing etc. but we also realize that we are dependent upon the Lord. He will help us in this journey if we do our part. Personal set-backs, health issues, job loss, death, divorce, natural disasters are part of the world in which we live. The more prepared we are the better able we will be to care for ourselves, our families and others' in need. Show more Show less