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Hi I'm Heather Christiansen

I am an American descended from Pilgrims, Revolutionaries, and Pioneers. I am a homemaker. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I grew up in a military family in Utah. I went to High School and participated in clubs and sports and then went on to gain more education. I am married and love the connection and fidelity I have with my husband. I am degreed as an Early Childhood Educator/Elementary Educator because I love to educate children and watch them grow and achieve their goals. This has fueled my love of being a homemaker, because now I can help my own children learn and grow. I can share my love of gardening, sports, reading, crocheting, cooking, camping, music, and learning with them. Because of my choice to stay out of the workforce, I have been blessed to see my children's accomplishments and growth daily and help them understand and navigate their way through a changing world. I love being a Mormon and the opportunities it gives me to share my talents with other's such as Cub Scouts, Primary, and Young Womens, as well as being a part of a world wide woman's organization, the Relief Society, where I am given opportunities to serve those in need.

Why I am a Mormon

I am a Mormon, because I was born into the religion, but most importantly, because I decided to find out for myself if it was true as a teenager. I read the Book of Mormon and I prayed to know if it was true. I prayed to know if Joseph Smith was a real prophet. I received a very firm and very positive response to my prayers. The more I have learned and the more I do what I have been taught in the LDS faith, the more I know it is true. I have been married in the temple and I love the doctrine of eternal families and the knowledge of a loving Heavenly Father who allowed His Son, Jesus Christ, to atone for my sins and mistakes so that I could have eternal relationships with Him and my family. I have a heritage and legacy from my ancestors who joined the Church and gave up their homes and comforts to travel to America and come to Utah. Many died along the way, but many survived and settled parts of Idaho and Utah at a great cost to themselves and their families. Their testimonies have helped fuel my testimony of Jesus Christ and his mission to help all of God's children return to Him. I love the Book of Mormon and its teachings of an ancient civilization and its problems, which we now see being repeated today and of the warnings and consequences that come from sin as well as the happiness and prosperity that come from living righteously. The Lord wanted his children to have all the help they could have to return to Him, so He prepared scriptures and prophets to help us know of His love and His laws that lead to eternal happiness. These doctrines of hope and love fill my soul and that is why I am a Mormon.

How I live my faith

Being a Mormon allows me to be involved with those I worship and those that I live around. In all areas of the LDS faith, we are given opportunities to provide service such as funds for disaster areas, baby blankets and toys for children in need, food items for the hungry, water for nations without plumbing, service in local food pantries, funds to help people of all nations achieve education beyond high school, and opportunities to serve missions to other nations to provide literacy and health awareness. Callings I have been allowed to serve in have included the Cub Scouts where we have worked hard on learning how to be a good citizen, to help gather food for the needy, to seek out others who are in need of help with yard work and to be spend their time in pursuit of wholesome learning activities. I have been able to play the piano and organ for others, teach children in the Primary about our doctrine and principles, which lead to a healthy and happy life, to serve our youth and help them prepare to grow and gain more education beyond high school, and serve others with meals, blankets, phone calls, and visits. I am a visiting teacher, which allows me to become friends with others I might not know about and be able to help them and for them to help me when needs arise. I have helped with Trunk or Treats for children, donations of hygiene kits for the homeless shelters, housing goods for families in crisis. I get to attend our temples and do work for my dead ancestors and pray for those living who need special blessing of help and comfort. I also get to help provide names for genealogical research by indexing for the Church. I have numerous opportunities to serve as well as time to study the doctrines of the Lord Jesus Christ by reading the Bible, Book of Mormon, Pearl of Great Price, and Doctrine and Covenants. I get to read the words of a living prophet and study words of the other ancient and modern prophets through our magazine, the Ensign.