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Hi I'm Heidi

I'm a scholar, a daughter, a sister, and friend.

About Me

I am studying to become a recreation therapist, hoping to get my B.A. in 2015. I am a writer of silly and serious songs. I have taught rock climbing, kayaking, archery, mountain biking, trebuchet making and team building.

Why I am a Mormon

I grew up going to LDS wards because both my mother and father are members. Before I was eight, the age for most baptisms, my father took me to many churches' religious services to let me have a taste of what they were like, as if to say, "The choice is up to you. Choose where and how you want to worship." I appreciated the openness of my parents in my choice. I was baptized as a latter-day saint at eight, but my faith in the Savior and my Heavenly Parents has grown so much since then. There were times as a teen when I doubted my faith, and doubted if I wanted to continue on in this church. I clung on to what I did know through the hard times. I did know, and still do know that God answers prayers, and watches out for all of His children. While struggling with other aspects of my faith for many months, I prayed that God would help me. One Sunday I attended a sacrament service in Georgia where the story of Joseph Smith's first vision was told simply and truly. The spirit entered into my heart, and I knew what the young man was speaking of was true. The spirit continued for the rest of the meeting as woman spoke more about Joseph Smith and his life's mission, and finally culminated as the congregation sang "The Spirit of God". I am glad to know that I am able to find answers for myself, even if doing so takes work and patience. The real reason I am a member of this Church however is because it has led me to know more about the Nature of Jesus Christ than anything else. I have read the Book of Mormon many times and believe it to be the Word of God because of the feelings of enlightenment, clarity, and understanding that come as I read it.

How I live my faith

I visit members of my ward weekly or monthly to check on their welfare. I try to connect with God daily through prayer, scripture study, and service. I worship by attending church services on Sunday and visting a temple weekly or monthly.

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

Mormon women are amazing! We are respected as valuable members of our church, families, and communities. There is a harmony and balance to how the church and families are organized, and women play a vital role in that balance. Men may not fulfill all of the same church roles that women fulfill, and women may not fulfill all of the same roles that men fulfill, but all roles are equally needed and ought to be equally valued. Show more Show less