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Hi I'm Heidi

I love the outdoors, learning, and going on adventures. I'm going on a mission to Japan. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I was going to College but because of the missionary age change, I've decided to serve a mission. I could not have made a better decision. Two years ago, I thought I had my life all planned out. I was going to go to college, graduate in four years in international business and finance, go to grad school, and get my masters, get married somewhere along the way and start a family with my handsome prince. These lovely plans changed within ten seconds though when President Monson made the announcement that sisters could serve at age 19 rather than 21. I couldn't be more excited! Japan is going to be amazing and I can hardly wait :) I am excited to get out there and serve the people there.

Why I am a Mormon

I am a Mormon because I know that it is true. I know that Jesus Christ lives. I know that he loves me and all of his children here on earth. I know that his teachings are true and that if I follow his commandments, I will be blessed and be able to live my life to the fullest. I don't conform to being a Mormon because "my parents said so." I have lived it for myself. I was taught to question everything, even this gospel, and decide for myself what I thought of it and if I believed in it or not. I know, without a doubt, that it is true. There have been many experiences in my life where I could reason and say that I deserve to leave, but then I remember my savior Jesus Christ and his love and comfort that I felt during these hard times. I have received many "divine signatures" that He is near and I cannot deny the feelings. I love this gospel, it means everything to me.

How I live my faith

I go to a singles ward in Salt Lake City. I serve on the break the fast committee, which I'm pretty sure was created to a) feed the starving poor singles, b) make us meet others in the ward and (maybe) set up a date in the process, and c) allow us to serve somehow or other. I love it though. I also served on the LDSSA council at my college on the activities committee. LDSSA stands for Latter Day Saint Student Association. It is where young LDS students get together and plan fun activities for everyone to be included in on campus. It was the funnest calling I've ever had.

How can we increase our faith in Jesus Christ?

Heidi
One of the best ways to increase our faith in Jesus Christ is through ACTION. We cannot just sit around our whole life and simply profess we have faith in Him and expect to be all dandy in the end. You have to do something about that faith. You have to prove to Christ that you love him. You read His holy scripture everyday. You pray everyday to our Heavenly Father through the name of Him. You keep his commandments, no matter how stupid you think they are (we have them for a reason). And, You serve others. When you do these simple things, you're faith will grow and so will your love of Him and others increase. I know this through trial and error. I love Him. I have faith in Him. I know He lives. Show more Show less

Why don’t Mormons drink coffee, tea, or alcohol? What is the Mormon Church’s law of health and proper diet?

Heidi
Just as it states in 1 Corinthians 3:16-17 that our bodies are like Temples, we should treat them like a temple. What is a Temple? A holy house of God where His spirit can dwell. How do we treat temples? With the up-most respect. If our body is a Temple then we should be treating it like one. That means no harmful or addictive substances. That also means that you shouldn't be making exceptions either. Would you walk into a Temple with muddy shoes? Probably not. Even if you only did it once, it still leaves a stain. We keep our bodies clean just like we would keep our Temples clean. 100%. Show more Show less