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Hi I'm Heidi

I speak Chinese, love travel, horses, the outdoors and my husband, and I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I come from a family of six girls. I played the french horn for five years and also play a little piano and guitar. I love to sing, draw, cook, read and especially love being in the outdoors and working with horses (I drove horse-drawn carriages as a job for a year). I went to college at age 15, studied Medical Administrative Assisting as my associates and Political Science for my bachelors degree. After graduating, I served as a missionary in Taiwan for one and a half years teaching people about Jesus Christ and learned to speak Chinese fluently. I currently work as a secretary at a University. I love trying new things, meeting new people and seeing new places. I've been to Mexico, Canada, Belgium, the Netherlands and of course, Taiwan. My greatest accomplishment in life however was marrying my amazing husband. Our favorite thing to do is spend quality time together every day; hiking, cooking, reading together, working out, going on walks or fun dates.

Why I am a Mormon

I am a member of the church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints because as I've lived the teachings of the church that my parents taught to me as a young girl, I've found that they bring joy and meaning to my life. I've prayed about what I've been taught and felt an amazing feeling of peace and joy that removes all fear and worry from my life. The gospel teaches me who I am, that I am a daughter of God and have a special mission and purpose in this life. That purpose gives my life direction and the ability to excel beyond what I could be on my own without Christ. I know that families can be forever, and this life is only a small part of the grander purpose of our existence. God loves us, he knows us.

How I live my faith

I am a Sunday School teacher in my current ward and lead scripture discussions with the members in my ward every Sunday. This year, we're studying the Book of Mormon together. Every year, we focus on a different canon of scripture. I also have the special assignment to care for two sisters in my ward. I visit them every month and watch out for them to help them if they're ever struggling with anything. My husband and I try to keep Christ at the center of our home by reading the scriptures and praying together every day, and having a special Family Home Evenings every Monday night where we set aside time specifically to be together as a family, to learn something new and enjoy each other's company.

Why do Mormons perform proxy baptisms in their temples?

Heidi
Christ taught that baptism was necessary to enter the kingdom of God. However, not all people had a chance to learn about baptism while on the earth. Because God is a just God, he doesn't change and his requirement for baptism doesn't change, but he is also a merciful God and has provided a way that all might meet the requirement for baptism, even if they didn't have a chance while on this earth. The baptisms by proxy that we do for our deceased ancestors gives them a choice to accept that ordinance if they believe, and thus be able to enter God's kingdom. Those who do not believe are not forced to accept the work we do for them on this earth, but because God loves them, he will always give them an equal chance. Show more Show less