Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Calling All International Readers

I have a special favor to ask of my international (aka. outside of the US) readers.

For the last few months I've been feeling prompted to do a series about Latter-day Saint women from around the world and how the gospel is growing in their countries. I received and email a few months ago from a reader in Finland talking about how since the dedication of the temple there they have seen increased interest and respect for the church. Her email reminded me that there are now more members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints outside of the US than there are inside and I couldn't help but think about how different LDS women's experiences must be all over the world. Call me nosy, but I would love to get a little glimpse into your lives!

I know that there is a great big handful of you from the UK, Canada, Australia, South Africa, Germany, Denmark, Finland, Philippines, India, Brazil, and other exotic places that read my blog. What I'd like to ask is that if you live outside of the US, even if you aren't a "native" of that country, if you'd consider answering some of the questions I will send to you and/or writing a guest post for my blog about what the spiritual climate is in your country, how the Church is growing, and your experiences as an LDS woman. PLEASE don't be let the language barrier stop you. I am a good editor and don't mind touching up the grammar and spelling or helping you in any way you need. I'm not planning on doing the posts for awhile (probably not till after the baby comes) so you'd have plenty of time to put something together... and it doesn't have to be long.

If you are interested either leave me a comment or email me (heatherlady at gmail.com) with which country you are from and your email address and I will contact you soon.

Thanks! I can't wait to hear from you.

11 comments:

  1. Heather--I would love to help you out, even though I'm not "native" to Japan! We've been here almost a year now...craziness! My e-mail has changed since the doula stuff: ajh15@hotmail.com
    Amy

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  2. Hi Heather, I'm in Australia and would be willing to give it a go! I don't feel like i'm an amazing writer, usually it's just what i'm thinking. I grew up in a small country town and was baptised at the age of 14 in a part member family. This is my blog www.aheartfulloffrost.blogspot.com
    Feel free to contact me!

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  3. oops! and my email is jessrfrost {at} gmail.com

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  4. Hi... Iam a native German and would like to give it a try. Iam not the best writer but I love reading your blog. Wish you all the best for the last weeks being pregnant. You can contact me at: thaeslerodette@gmail.com

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  5. I would love to participate! I live in Canada, and though I am not a super writer, I'd love to try.

    bjlybbert@gmail.com

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  6. Oh I cannot wait to hear all of the amazing stories from around the world!!

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  7. I would love to participate if you want another from Canada. I live in SouthEastern Alberta.

    I think this is a wonderful idea. I look forward to reading all of them! :)

    (email is kgm3boysATgmailDOTcom and is attached to my profile)

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  8. hi dear heather! i can participate if you'd like! i'm living in the UK again, but have lived in germany, brazil and a few different african countries (as you know)... i could do whatever you want! :)

    juliannerose@gmail.com

    beijos,
    julianne.

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  9. Hi Heather,
    I would love to participate! I am in the UK too.
    My email is...
    gregory.joanne{at}gmail.com

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  10. You can count on me for Brazil.
    dani-bv@hotmail.com

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  11. Great idea, I look forward to hearing some of these.

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