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This website explores the rich tradition of reverence for the Mother of our spirits, the eternal companion of our Father in Heaven. 

She was known in ancient Israel and in early Christianity, especially in books that were eventually excluded from the official canon of Jewish and Christian scripture. 

Her existence was revealed again to the Prophet Joseph Smith, and this is one of the most cherished doctrines of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. 

Many Latter-day Saints long to know more about our Divine Mother and may be surprised to learn just how much knowledge about her we already have available to us!

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About This Project...

The doctrine of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints that we have a Mother in Heaven, as well as a Father in Heaven, is both distinctive and cherished. But many Saints yearn to know more about her. Most will be pleasantly surprised to learn that there is already a wealth of knowledge about Heavenly Mother in the standard works of the Church. We typically do not recognize this information because ancient scribes intentionally altered the scriptures to obscure her. The idea that the scriptures were altered is not new to Latter-day Saints. The Lord told Moses that “the children of men shall esteem my words as naught and take many of them from the book which thou shalt write” (Moses 1:41). 

 

Another reason we miss references to Heavenly Mother is that we are far removed from the traditions and languages of the scriptures. Yet a remarkably consistent set of symbols and images is woven densely through the scriptures from Genesis to Revelation as well as through other writings  ancient Saints considered to be scripture. Taken together, these writings present a remarkably coherent picture of ancient beliefs about Heavenly Mother. These ideas then passed into later Christianity and Judaism in distorted but unmistakeable forms. What may be most surprising to modern Saints is that many of these same strands of Heavenly Mother imagery are woven through Restoration scripture as well. 

 

Though Latter-day Saint scholars have recognized a wealth of such echoes of Heavenly Mother, most regular Latter-day Saints are unaware of these insights. In this project, we seek to bring these sources together in a way that is accessible to Church members generally. Our hope is that what ancient Saint believed about Heavenly Mother can become part of a more vibrant conversation about her as we faithfully and patiently wait for God to reveal more.

About Us...

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Victor and Sherri Worth

Sherri was born to goodly parents and spent her childhood in Bloomfield, New Mexico. She is the oldest of eight children and learned from her own devoted mother to value and cherish motherhood. At Brigham Young University, she met Victor who continues to be her best friend even after more than three decades of marriage. She earned a bachelors degree in Family Science and went right to work in her chosen field as the mother of seven biological and three adopted children. She enjoys playing the harp and ukulele, raucous board games with her children and grandchildren, family reunions, looking for DI miracles, and working with her adopted mustang filly. In the deepest part of her soul is the yearning to be a faithful disciple of Jesus Christ.

     

Victor discovered the Church as a teenager and served a mission on Iceland. At Brigham Young University he met and married the finest woman he has ever known. He served in the U.S. Army and is now a family doctor in the small town of Parowan, Utah. He loves teaching the Gospel of Jesus Christ, going on great adventures with his children and grandchildren, and the peaceful solitude of bombing down a remote forest trail on his mountain bike.

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