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Hi I'm Eva Heintz

I'm a dancing, singing type 1 diabetic from a family of 11 in Nor Cal. I'm serving in the CO Fort Collins Mission. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I am currently serving in the Colorado Fort Collins Mission. I love being a missionary!! Afterwards, my plan is to go back to BYU and become either a high school music teacher or an occupational therapist (I know.. way different). I enjoy picnics, swings, star gazing, writing poetry, dancing, and singing. I come from a big family and I plan on having a big one too. My siblings are my best friends and my parents inspire me. I am the first of my siblings to go on a mission, even though six of them are older than me. I can be pretty lazy and I put the pro in procrastinating, but I can find my drive if I need to. I did volleyball, basketball, track, and tennis in high school. I love musicals and I often burst out in song or throw out movie quotes. My favorite season is fall. I love life and I'm so excited to see where it takes me.

Why I am a Mormon

My mother was born into the church, but was inactive during her teenage years. When she and my father were married, she was 17 and he was 21 (they were engaged when she was 14)! The missionaries came to them at some point during their engagement. My dad was baptized and my mom came back to the church. They were sealed in the Oakland temple shortly after their marriage. Then came all the kids!! So I was born and raised in the Church, and what a blessing that has been! I am so grateful for the opportunity I have had to have the gospel in my life so I don't have to search for the truth. I am a Mormon because the missionaries came to my parents, but more importantly, because I know the gospel is true. I have prayed to know the truth for myself. The Holy Ghost has testified to me of that through feelings in my heart and thoughts in my mind. I know without a doubt that The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints is the Lord's Kingdom here upon the earth.

How I live my faith

My previous callings in the Church include president of different Young Women age groups and being a Family Home Evening coordinator in my Young Single Adult ward at BYU. I love the youth programs and activities and I was grateful to be involved with the planning that went into them. As an FHE coordinator, I was in charge of a group of students who come together every Monday night for an activity, spiritual thought, and a treat. I loved it because I got to know some wonderful people and I appreciate the opportunity I had to make a difference in their lives! Now, as a missionary, I live my faith by sharing it with others. The Gospel of Jesus Christ has brought me so much joy and I want others to have it as well!

What is being a Mormon like?

Eva Heintz
Being a Mormon gives me purpose. It gives me something bigger to be a part of, and, at the same time, it gives me the way to develop an individual relationship with my Father in Heaven and my Savior, Jesus Christ. I know that by living the standards set forth by the Lord, and given through His holy prophets, that I can be a strong disciple of Jesus Christ in a world of shifting morals and values. To be a Mormon is to know happiness and hope. It is to have peace and understanding. I know who I am and I know God's plan. I'll follow him in faith. Show more Show less

What are Mormon women like? Do Mormons believe in equality of men and women?

Eva Heintz
As a young woman in the LDS Church, I feel respected and appreciated. The Church explains that, though each gender has specific responsibilities, the relationship between husband and wife should be equal. I know that my divine nature is to be a mother and nurturer in Heavenly Father's great Plan of Happiness. While the men have the responsibility to hold the priesthood of Jesus Christ and to provide the necessities of life for their family, the women have the primary responsibility to love and nurture and teach her children along side her husband. Show more Show less

What does Mormonism teach regarding baptism?

Eva Heintz
In the Mormon Church, we teach that baptism is a sacred ordinance in which we make covenants, or promises, with our Heavenly Father. The way Mormons are baptized is the same way Jesus Christ himself was baptized- by immersion. Christ was also baptized by someone who had been called of God to preach and administer the ordinances of the gospel, John the Baptist. For baptism to be everlasting, it must be done with the Lord's approval and by His authority, as was Christ's. Baptism is the ordinance of salvation. A man cannot enter into the presence of Heavenly Father after this life without having been baptized. This is why Mormons have temples in which we can do baptisms by proxy for those who have passed on. We know that the Lord will provide a way for every person to have the choice to be baptized because He loves us so much and wants us to be able to return to His presence. Show more Show less