Hello. My name is Heathyr. I was raised in the Church and served my mission in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. While in Primary, I refused to sing “I Hope They Call Me on a Mission.” I never wanted to serve a mission. Anyway, the cardboard cutout that the Primary Chorister brought for us kids to stick our heads through was a suit-and-tie wearing Elder. It wasn’t a picture of what I could become.
Heavenly Father has an odd sense of humor. At 22, I was prompted to serve a mission. No, not prompted. Commanded. A year later I was on a plane to Pittsburgh. It was on my mission that I saw the hand of God at work in the lives of His children. I participated in miracles through my faith and my calling as a missionary. I know it, God knows it, and I cannot deny it.
I am a Mormon because I believe God answers prayers. Our entire faith is built upon a simple prayer. God is not offended by questions. An entire book of scripture is based on question-and-answer sessions with the Lord. We received none of the restored truths we claim until someone dared to ask a question. I believe that God wants us to ask the hard questions. He waits for us, prepares us, inspires us, leads us to the questions that He yearns to answer.
In October 2014, I participated in the Ordain Women action and attended Priesthood Session at my local Stake Center. I wanted an answer. While singing with the brethren, I felt like I was singing once again with the Elders and Sisters of my mission in power and purpose. The Spirit testified to me that I was in the right place.
I believe that the Restoration will only be complete after the Second Coming of Christ. I believe that there are still many great and important things about the Kingdom of God yet to be revealed. I believe that the day of miracles has not ceased. I believe women should be ordained.