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Hi I'm Heidi Gudmundson

I'm a southern girl from Oklahoma and Utah. I love horseback riding and I'm currently attending a university. I'm a Mormon!

About Me

I've been blessed to be a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints all my life. I grew up in Oklahoma when I was little. I have five older sisters and no brothers. I'm attending college and studying English and Equine Science while attempting to get a BA in French. Aside from English, Equine, ad French, I love studying about the Middle Ages. A hobby of mine is horseback riding. I've had the pleasure of owning a horse for the last nine years. Training horses has taught me patience and perseverance even when I felt like giving up. Because I decided recently to go on a full-time, 18-month mission, I decided to sell my horse to allow him the greatest happiness. Aside from horseback riding, I enjoy camping in the mountains, writing novels, reading, and spending time with my family.

Why I am a Mormon

I'm a Mormon because the gospel makes me happy. Although I was a member of the LDS church through birth, I too had to gain a testimony of the truthfulness of the gospel. I remember going to the various children and teenager meetings every Sunday because I was following my sisters' examples. I realized at a very young age, I was still a valiant member of the LDS church because I knew it was true. I knew through feelings I had in my heart that Joseph Smith truly was a prophet of God and that he did see God the Father and Jesus Christ in a vision at the age of 14. I read the Book of Mormon: Another Testament of Jesus Christ and felt happy and "warmth" in my heart. As I put forth the faith by reading the Book of Mormon, praying daily, attending Sunday meetings, and keeping myself clean, I realized how much I depended on the gospel for strength. Doing those things became not only a habit, but something to do out of necessity. I realized that studying scriptures, whether it be the Book of Mormon or the Bible, fed my spirit and gave it the substance to thrive. I know the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints is true with all of my heart.

How I live my faith

I have had many callings throughout my lifelong member of the LDS church. A calling where I grew the most was being the secretary in a presidency of a women's organization for my singles ward. I put in data for visiting teaching as well as weekly visits to the women I was over. There were many other responsibilities that I held other than the ones previously mentioned, but this calling stretched me the farthest. I was "stretched" because I was attending college full-time as well as working part-time. My responsibilities helped me to get outside of my comfort zone as an individual and reach out to the women and comfort/befriend them. It was a great learning experience that helped me to become more selfless. This calling, as well as most of the callings I've had, helped me to recognize how much Heavenly Father is aware of the details in each individuals' lives. He was there, helping me when I fell short or didn't feel 100% prepared for an exam.