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Hi I'm Heidi Noel Miller

I grew up in a suburb of Detroit Michigan, then moved to Grand Rapids Michigan. I am the mother of seven children. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I grew up in a non-LDS community full of rich culture and traditions from all walks of life. I was the minority in my high school as most of the population was African American (black) students. I moved to the western states to go to college and never returned home to Michigan. I have been married twice and have three children from my first family and four children from my second family. I have sent a son on a mission and am currently a single mom raising my five youngest still in school. I love to mountain bike, alpine snow ski, water ski (single-ski), rock climb, play tennis, play chess with my seven year old son, go on road trips, visit Church history sites, watch Disney Pixar movies (Toy Story 1 is my favorite), create family newsletters, plan camping trips, go jogging, lift weights (Body for Life Challenge winner), go swim at north beach at Bear Lake Idaho, Facetime with family, watch Elementary tv show, go to temple each month, go to Relief Society weekday activities, visit prospective members homes with Sister missionaries to teach the gospel, read biographies and family history journals of my ancestors who crossed the plains as Mormon pioneers, read self-help books and motivational speakers like Norman Vincent Peale, bicycling with my children, sledding in the snow, ice-skating, playing beach volleyball with my 15 year old daughter, people watching at the mall, star gazing at night, cosmetic make-overs with Arbonne kit, and anything fun outside in all four seasons.

Why I am a Mormon

My mother is a fourth generation Mormon. My father is the first member of his family to be baptized. I was raised in the faith and attended church in a meetinghouse in Bloomfield Hills Michigan where Governor Mitt Romney's father was my first ecclesiastical leader. I was baptized at age eight and interviewed for my worthiness by my bishop Clark Hinckley who was the youngest son to prophet Gordon B. Hinckley. I have always obeyed the standard of health found in the Doctrine and Covenants scriptures called the Word of Wisdom, and have never partaken of beer, wine, smoking, or drugs. My friends growing up always respected my health code and never invited me to parties with any of these inappropriate activities of consumption. I married in the temple when I was nineteen years old, and have always been found worthy of my endowments

How I live my faith

I like to participate each Sunday in our Sunday school lesson discussions by engaging with the instructor. I volunteer in the women's organization for our congregation as our weekday meeting committee member, arranging devotional speakers and decorations for events. I visit three women in their homes from our congregation on a monthly basis with another woman companion who became a member in Panama. She has been a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints all her life as have I. I love to volunteer with the American Cancer Society walks for breast cancer as my grandmother died of such. I have enjoyed being of service to the homeless during Thanksgiving dinners. I appreciate the middle-aged singles group that meets every other Monday evening for what we call "Family Home Evening" to receive scripture instruction and lessons from fellow members of the Church about gospel principles and having fun getting to know single LDS men in my local area. I enjoy attending monthly spiritual meetings called "Firesides" where a speaker is selected from our local community to speak about a gospel principle to the middle-aged single men/women, and then we have refreshments afterwards and mingle with each other. I love to go to the temples to receive peace in my soul, and have seen or been in several temples across the country: Washington D.C., Chicago Illinois, Nauvoo Illinois, Salt Lake City Utah, Idaho Falls Idaho, Manti Utah, St.George Utah, Draper Utah, Oquirrh Mountain Utah, Palmyra New York, Logan Utah, Jordan River Utah, Boise Idaho, Bountiful Utah, Mount Timpanogos Utah, Provo Utah, Monticello Utah, Phoenix Arizona, Gilbert Arizona, Mesa Arizona and Payson Utah. I love to receive my priesthood leaders into my home to teach me each month about the words of the prophet given to us in the Ensign magazine. I am happiest when I attend my Sunday Sabbath day worship meetings and learn about Jesus Christ, God the Father, and the Holy Spirit. I'm a Mormon!

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

Heidi Noel Miller
I love being a woman in the Church. I find great joy in serving in the Primary children's organization, teaching my children and others children about the gospel from as little as 18 month old boys and girls in nursery class to 17 year old girls at Young Women Girls camp in the summer. I have been asked to speak in our sacrament meetings and marvel at the things I can learn about the gospel while preparing my sermons. I love to read about the women of the scriptures and understand that God has a special place for single mothers as the story of the widows mite is near and dear to me. I received an actual mite from President Henry B. Eyring while working for the LDS Philanthropies department as a token of his gratitude for my service as an employee of the Church in the donations office at Brigham Young University where I counted pennies to millions that came in daily as an accounts receivable clerk. The significance of that scripture and the widows donation was told by scholar Andrew Skinner at the time of the presentation. I cherish my mite. And love to donate my tithing each week I receive my paycheck in honor of my gratitude for having an income to participate in the building of the kingdom of God on the earth through monies needed to build meetinghouses (church buildings), temples, seminary classrooms, and many other facilities to provide humanitarian aid to communities around the world. I love participating as a woman bread-winner to provide where I can my donation. Show more Show less