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Hi I'm Heidi Phelon

I grew up in Las Vegas. I'm a missionary. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I achieved my dream of attending BYU-Provo for college and I went for a year before my mission. I have always wanted to serve a mission, and the unexpected age change from the prophet allowed me to be a missionary two years earlier than I had planned. There are only two kids in my family - I have one married brother who is six years older than me. I've played the piano since age 7, was a member of chamber choir in high school, participated in various ballroom dance performances, took private vocal lessons, and taught myself how to ride a unicycle.

Why I am a Mormon

I was born and raised a member of the Church, but each person has to become personally converted sometime in his or her life. I always knew that the teachings of the Church were good and contributed to my happiness, but there came a time when I truly gained a testimony of my own and knew in my heart that the gospel was true. The beginning of my personal conversion really started when my older brother left on his mission to Peru and my mom was called as a ward missionary. I was fifteen years old at the time, and I absolutely loved going to discussions with the missionaries. I continued to be involved with missionary work throughout my years in high school. My love for missionary work grew as I saw people change and grow closer to Jesus Christ. Not only did my love for people, Christ, and the gospel grow, but my testimony grew as well. The missionaries asked me to explain certain principles or bear my testimony during the lessons, and this forced me to examine my own testimony and strengthen my relationship with God. I had the incredible opportunity to be involved with countless baptisms, many of who are now my best friends. There is a special bond that comes from uniting with another person and the gospel at the same time. I know there is no greater joy than seeing someone lay aside a life of hurt and heartache to become clean and know that God loves them. I have had personal questions answered through the scriptures and I have know for a surety that God answers my prayers. I have felt the Atonement work in my life to take away not only sin, but my pain and discouragement. I know that Jesus Christ is my Savior and that God is my loving Heavenly Father. The gospel is not just a religion, it is the center of my life and who I am.

How I live my faith

I grew up and lived in Las Vegas (known as Sin City) my whole life but I made it a priority to stay close to the Lord and find the good in my city. In high school, I got up for a daily early-morning religion class called seminary that started at 5:05 am. I had the opportunity to serve as the seminary council president during my senior year, and we organized special meetings and activities for seven seminary classes. The youth in my geographical area participate in a yearly activity called Youth Conference and I had the opportunity to serve on the committee and help plan a pioneer trek for 150 youth. I was also blessed to serve as the president of my Young Women group, which consists of girls ages 12-18. While at BYU, I served as co-leader in my Family Home Evening group, which is patterned after family home evening, which takes place in homes with families on a weekly basis. I had 8 am classes in college, and I got up at 6:30 am to read my scriptures before starting my day. It has been a tremendous blessing to be a part of these things. I do them because I love the Lord and I feel my heart and my very nature become more like the Savior as I sacrifice to serve Him.