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Hi I'm Heather

I am married, Grew up in upstate NY, rugby player, human rights activist and I am a Mormon.

About Me

I am a new member of the church but have been around this faith since I was 13 or 14 due in large part to my best friends family. Missionaries helped us move into our home this past September and soon we started the lessons. We have grown so much in our faith. I am a rugby coach and human rights advocate. I love people and love that I was called to be a ward missionary.

Why I am a Mormon

Below is something I wrote for my blog.. So another person asked me yet again why I converted to being a Mormon. "Can Mormons dance" " Can you even watch tv?" " Why would you want your husband Andrew to marry more women?" I have to sit back and chuckle a little bit because so many of my friends have no idea what being a Mormon means or includes. So I thought I would just chime in and blog about it. Yes we are allowed to dance and listen to music. We are allowed to watch tv. Where people may be getting confused on is the fact that while missionaries serve they do not watch tv and are encouraged to listen to more Christian music and Mormon artists. (I even made my two local missionaries a music cd with music they would like.) No my beloved Andrew will not be marrying more women. We are not in any shape or form polygamists. Nor will we ever be. We are members of the Mormon church and have 3 hours of church on sundays. Some find this intimidating. I actually love it. Its broken up into parts consisting of sunday school, small groups, and most importantly sacrament. It's funny many people are still confused on whether or not we believe in Jesus Christ. When in fact he is the forefront of our church and beliefs. (Hence the name The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints) My papa often asks me..."Are you sure they believe in Jesus?" I always chuckle to myself but still always answer YES WE DO!! Now that I am Mormon and have made some lifestyle changes I feel more blessings in my life. My husband and I can not wait to be sealed together in heaven. We never believed in "To death to you part" so those words were never in our vows. When the missionaries talked about eternal marriage, and all that it promises, we knew this was what we always believed in. This past weekend I was able to teach my best friends husband all about eternal marriage and what it means. Who doesn't want to have their families forever?

How I live my faith

My husband and I have always known our faith involved believing in Jesus. We also knew we wanted to have our children grow up with a faith based foundation. We love to be involved in church and both have great callings. I am a ward missionary and my husband Andrew is a family history consultant. We pray daily and will continue to teach our kids to pray. We have been involved with some church events and often have church members and missionaries over for dinner. We love our church family!