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Hi I'm Heather

I'm a mother, a teacher, a volleyball player and I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I feel that a perfect life might just include a game of volleyball every day! And some good food. And a good joke or two. A strong body and spirit are important to me and my family. We try, everyday, to strengthen our minds, bodies and spirits through learning, exercising and living the gospel. I have lived in very humble conditions and in very prosperous conditions and I am convinced that happiness is not tied to wealth but to living a good life and knowing who we are. I know who I am: a daughter of God. My children are His children so my responsibility to love and teach them is GREAT. I am currently looking after my father, who is suffering with dementia. It has been a blessing to know that he, too, is a child of God. Though the man who was once my father is slipping away, I know one day he will be whole, thanks to my Savior, Jesus Christ. Until then, my Savior can help my father and I bear this burden of life with dignity.

Why I am a Mormon

I am a Mormon because I believe that my religion and my everyday life cannot be separated. Mormons live this way. We understand that living with faith doesn't just happen on Sunday. At baptism we covenant to "bear one another's burdens, to comfort those that stand in need of comfort and to stand as witnesses of God at all times and in all things and in all places." In this church, I comfort and am comforted. This is the way Christ would have us live-with compassion and awareness of others' needs. I have been blessed with the opportunity to travel and learn much in my life. The more I learn, the more I am convinced of a perfectly great, intelligent and kind Creator. I know there is a God in Heaven who, of all the titles he could choose, chose to be called "Father." This convinces me that the most important thing to Him is His children. Included in my Mormon faith is the truth that the family is central our Heavenly Father's plan. The universe was created for us for we are the center of our Father's creations! Through this gospel, our family can be tied to each other and to Him for eternity. This is why I am a Mormon.

How I live my faith

I am blessed to teach the youth in our church and community. Christ told us to be like little children; I believe this is because of their humility, their willingness to trust and their hunger to learn of things both temporal and spiritual. I feel that the best way to teach a child is by example. Whether in or out of my church I try to be an example by keeping the commandments and by seeking after things that are "virtuous, lovely or of good report or praiseworthy." Our world is so loud and needs more Christians to speak up, together, for a return to virtue. I feel that I must be one of those Christians. This is why I am a Mormon.

Why is family so important to Mormons?

Of all the titles God could choose, he chose the title Father in Heaven. The family is eternal. We are God's children! Being a mother, a father, a child...these all prepare us to know and understand the love our Heavenly Father has for us. Eternal life, alone, would feel empty. God has given us a plan so that families can remain together. And since families are eternal, and generally not perfect, love and forgiveness are also part of our Heavenly Father's plan. With the atonement of Jesus Christ, we can learn to love and forgive perfectly; then one day we, and our family, may be perfected and eternal in Him. Show more Show less