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Hi I'm Heather Lyons

I grew up in Reno, NV. I love to play sports and am working toward becoming a Physical Therapist. I am a Mormon.

About Me

I absolutely love to play sports! Basketball is my favorite to watch, but Soccer is my favorite to play. I love being active and running around! I have broken 5 bones and have gotten a concussion all in different activities. I am currently attending a University and am working toward a double major in Athletic Training and Exercise Science. I hope to take those degrees into Physical Therapy school and be able to help my family and others. I have played the piano for almost 13 years and am continually getting better. I am the third of four children in my family. I have two older brothers and a younger sister. I love spending time with them!

Why I am a Mormon

This church has been the greatest thing in my entire life. I was born into an LDS family and was baptized when I was 8 years old. But that does not mean that I haven't had to grow my own testimony and overcome trials of my own. It wasn't until I moved away from home to go to college that I really had to decide for myself if this church was true. I didn't have my family to make me go to chuch, I didn't have many friends in the area, and I didn't have a calling or any obligations that forced me to be there. I decided to find out for myself. I started reading the Book of Mormon again and continued to attend church. I believed it, sure, but I wanted to know. One night as I knelt down at the end of a very long day, I poured my heart out to my Heavenly Father. I put it all in his hands. Immediately I felt something that I have never felt before. The warmest, most comfortable, most enjoyable feeling I have ever had entered into my heart and spread to the ends of my body. I knew that this was the confirmation I was looking for. I knew that this church was true. I decided to write down all of the blessings that this Gospel has brought me. The list was outstanding. It has blessed me, my family, and my friends in ways that I can't even say. This knowledge has helped me through sad times, hard situations, and just when I needed to feel loved. I know that these feelings only come through the Gift of the Holy Ghost. I go back to my beginning sentence. This church has been the greatest thing in my entire life.

How I live my faith

I strive to be an example of what it really means to be a part of this church. Growing up I have always been the president over the group of girls my age. I have helped plan and execute wholesome activities, I have learned a lot about myself and my faith, and I have grown to love the girls I served. I helped coach the Young Women's basketball team in my ward and really enjoyed it! My most memorable activity was when all of the youth in our area joined together to clean up a park. It was during the Fall, so it mostly comprised of raking leaves. I was 14 at the time and I had never worked that hard on something that didn't directly efffect me. My testimony of the importance of service grew so much that day! Today I try to do as much service as I can and strenghten my love for my friends, family, and other children of God that I haven't had the opportunity to get to know yet.

Are all Mormons required to serve a mission?

Heather Lyons
Members are not required to serve missions, but are highly encouraged. It is an excellent experience and brings us closer to our Heavenly Father. Boys can serve when they are 18 years old and they stay for 2 years. Girls can serve when they are 19 and they stay for 18 months. Missionaries come from all over the world and are called to serve all over the world. I am going to be serving a mission in Concepcion, Chile in about a month and couldn't be more happier. Show more Show less