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Hi I'm Heather

I am married to a Navy officer. I graduated in conservation biology. I am a mother to three beautiful girls. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I graduated with a degree in conservation biology because of my love for nature. My husband graduated in chemistry and we enjoy being science geeks together!! My husband and I have lived in many parts of the United States while he has been a member of the US Navy. We have grown during three military deployments and I have realized that I am stronger than I though I was during these assignments. I have a wonderful family including my sister, my parents, my grandmother, and lots of great in-laws. They are a wonderful support to me. My husband and I have three beautiful daughters and enjoy being parents and seeing the country with our kids.

Why I am a Mormon

I am a Mormon because I was raised with the gospel of Jesus Christ by my parents. My mother was Mormon and my father was Lutheran. I had relatives with many different Christian beliefs. My mother taught me the gospel of Jesus Christ and my father taught me to be a good, loving, and honest person. When I was a child and a teenager, I decided that I needed to know for myself what I would believe and how I would follow God. I was always active in The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints. I learned through my own personal scripture study, prayer, service, and experiences that God was truly aware of me and loved me. I tried to live good standards of kindness, chastity, caring for others, and acting with faith in Jesus Christ. As I did those things, I saw great blessings in my life. I felt great peace and felt that the Lord gave me direction in my life. In addition to knowing my Savior, Jesus Christ, the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints has provided me with the blessings of the priesthood, or the ability for men to act with authority from God. My father did not join the church until I was married and had my own children, so he was not able to provide the priesthood power in our home when I was a child. My father always respected the religious beliefs of my mother, sister, and me. As I was growing up, I decided that I wanted to have the priesthood power and blessings in my own home. When I fell in love with my husband, I was grateful that we could be married in the temple of the Lord by proper priesthood authority and that my husband could use the power of the priesthood to bless me and our children as they joined our family. I have seen blessings as I have followed the doctrines of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints. I have felt peace and purpose in my life. I have been able to serve others and my family. I have felt that I can please my Heavenly Father and rely on my Savior, Jesus Christ.

How I live my faith

I have served in several ways in my church over the years, but my biggest contribution has been with teaching my children about Jesus Christ and how to live a good life. I have also served my country by being a supportive military spouse. I have taken care of our children while my husband has been overseas for several months at a time during three military deployments.

Why is authority to perform a baptism important?

Heather
Priesthood authority to perform a baptism is important because it gives the ordinance binding power. It means that the ordinance was sanctioned by God. No matter how good our intentions are, if someone does not have actual power and authority given by God, then an ordinance will not be binding. It is much like the authority of government. If someone acts, even with the best intentions, but does not have actual authority, it is not binding. For example, a citizen may try to give a parking ticket, but it would not be binding. A police officer could issue a parking ticket and it would be binding because he has been give authority to act in that manner. We must have authority given to us from God in order to make an ordinance, such as baptism binding. Show more Show less