Hi I'm Melony
I'm just your average girl - the shop-till-you-drop kind. I'm a wife to a wonderful husband and we've been married for almost 4 years now. I work in the dental field now after having been to college for a degree in Communication Disorders. While we don't have any children, I have "my kids" that I've worked with in the Primary organization in the church. I love teaching them, but also getting taught by them. Some of the things I like to do are be with my hubby, listen to music, read, and try new things and strengthen interests I have, like sewing and cooking.
Why I am a Mormon
I was raised in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. My family life has been wonderful and still continues to be that way. I love that the gospel centers on the family and on strengthening family relationships. We're taught that we're son's and daughters of Heavenly Father who loves us, knows us personally and wants the best for us. Having strong family relationships allows us to see (on a smaller scale) the love that our Heavenly Father has for us. I had an opportunity to share the gospel as I served as a missionary in the Oklahoma City mission. What a wonderful opportunity to meet with, become friends with, and share the gospel to those of other faiths. It was like sharing the gospel with my family - we're all sons and daughters of God. I know that this gospel is true and that Jesus is the Christ, the Savior of the world and that He lives! I know that we can be families for eternity through the ordinances that are performed in sacred temples. I know that our Heavenly Father wants us all to return to Him. Having the gospel has allowed me to have a better perspective on life. Life can be hard. It is hard! But when we know that Heavenly Father and Jesus Christ have our backs, then we're able to bear what is placed in our paths and carry on with faith.
How has The Book of Mormon helped you understand the purpose of life?
I think I was 21 when I finally really read the Book of Mormon, not just used it in my seminary classes or Sunday school. I read it at the same time I read the New Testament. I just used one of those single blue copies and I highlighted in red pencil all the verses that stood out to me for any special reason. Every page has red on it. Some of them the whole page is highlighted! :) I still have that copy. It's very special to me. It took me 9 months to read it but it strengthened my love for God and I could feel His love surrounding me. The Book of Mormon teaches the same principles that the Bible does and every verse on it's pages points to Christ. That to me is the purpose of life, we are to gain experience and knowledge to return to God through Jesus Christ. With both the Bible and the Book of Mormon to be life's "guidebooks" my purpose in life and how to achieve that purpose is clearly outlined. I know that these scriptures are true - I know the Bible to be the word of God. I know the Book of Mormon to be the word of God too - it is another tesimony of Christ.
How I live my faith
Within the local congregation I attend, I teach in the Primary, which is the organization for the children. I teach a bouncing and energetic class of 6 year olds - six boys and two girls! I've also had other responsibilities like being in charge of renting out supplies to the teachers and classes, hymn book care among other things. While those are my responsibilities within the church, within my family and with my friends we strive to be examples of the Savior and strengthen each other and our relationships.