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Hi I'm Heather

I'm a Mormon

About Me

I have two brothers and one sister. I’m lucky to be the aunt of five nephews and two nieces – whom I love and adore! After graduating from high school, I attended my local University where I received my Bachelor of Arts in Family and Consumer Studies with a minor in Sociology. I work at the Huntsman Cancer Institute as a Study Coordinator doing research. In my free time I love to get lost in a good book, I love spending time outdoors enjoying this beautiful earth God created, I love to travel and see new places and experience different cultures, I love Broadway and the Arts, I love eating good, satisfying food, and most of all, I love spending quality time with my wonderful family and the best friends in the world.

Why I am a Mormon

I was born & raised a member of the Church, but I had to develop my own testimony. Just as we grow & learn to become independent from our parents' physically & emotionally, the same is true with our testimonies. I realized that I couldn’t always lean on my parents' testimonies, I needed my own. It didn’t come from one singular experience. It grew over time and through life experiences, challenges, & trials. Such as, my parents' divorce, my mom’s chronic health problems, my own health problems, & interpersonal relationships that have been challenging. I have seen miracles that have testified to me that God knows & loves me. His gospel gives me perspective. I know that every challenge & trial is put in my path to help me grow & become a better person. My faith is simple. I don’t know everything, but I know enough. I know that Jesus Christ suffered & died for me, & if I'm faithful, I'll be able to live with Him again. I know that Joseph Smith was a true prophet of God & was chosen to usher in the Restoration of the fullness of the gospel in the latter days. I know that Thomas S. Monson is our living prophet today. I know that by following his counsel I will never be lead astray. I know that the Book of Mormon is true. I know that daily scripture study strengthens my faith, provides direction in my life, & gives me peace & hope. I know that when I pray, God hears & answers my prayers. Maybe not immediately, or in the way I want, but answers do come in ways that are best suited for me. I know that obedience to God’s commandments are not restrictive, but are freeing! The gospel is an anchor that keeps us steady & safe in the storms of life that rage around us. It brings us peace, comfort, & happiness in a world that seems to be decaying rapidly. Our Savior will never abandon us & that is why my faith is rooted in Him & in no one else. I’m grateful for the knowledge & testimony that I’ve gained of the truthfulness of this gospel & the reality that God lives & loves us!

How I live my faith

Being a member of the church is a lifestyle. It isn’t just about going to church once a week. Everything I do, and who I am to the core, is defined by my membership in the Church. One way in which I live my faith, is by accepting assignments to serve. I’ve been given many various responsibilities over the years, some of which have included working with the women in my ward, teaching children (ages 3-5), and most recently serving the young women (ages 12-18). I especially love my calling as a Visiting Teacher. There is no faster way to strike up a friendship then through this inspired program where we, as women, look after each other. I feel it a blessing to be able to serve in whatever capacity I’m asked because it helps me to get outside of myself and focus on other people. Living my faith isn’t just about accepting callings, that’s part of it, but it encompasses so much more than that. It’s standing up for what I believe in - even if it’s not popular, it’s following our prophet and apostles - even when it’s hard & I may not understand everything. It’s taking time to do the little things regularly that strengthen my faith and testimony such as praying, studying the scriptures, serving, and going to the temple. It's helping and serving in my community. And most importantly, it’s trying to be a good example to those around me in word and in deed. I’m so grateful for good people who have been placed along my path that make it easier for me to live my faith.