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Hi I'm Megan Chipman

I'm an avid runner, a business student, a daughter and a missionary. I'm from Highlands Ranch, CO and I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I am 21 years old. I grew up in Highlands Ranch, CO, a suburb just south of Denver. I love to run, hike, ski, play frisbee (and really any sport) and just enjoy the great outdoors and God's creations. I especially enjoy being in the mountains. I absolutley love my family and find joy in being an older sister. I miss my family dearly when I am away. I have finished 3 years at Brigham Young University where I am studying Business Management with an emphasis in Marketing. I love being a college student. It can be stressful but I love the amazing people I meet and I LOVE studying business. Right now, I am taking a break from all of that and am serving as a missionary for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. I have been called to serve in NYC and preach the gospel in the Spanish. Learning spanish is difficult and being away from my family and friends is hard also, but I love being a missionary and couldn't see myself doing anything else. I love my Savior and am thrilled and honored for the oppurtunity to bring the truths that have meant so much to me in my life to others. God has blessed me so abundantly, it is a privledge to serve Him in this capacity and help others know Him too.

Why I am a Mormon

Everyone wants to be happy. We are all seeking it in whatever we are doing. I am Mormon because I want to be really truly happy and, through my faith, I know that it only comes through my Savior Jesus Christ. My faith is everything to me in my life because it provides me with a sure foundation that I am a daughter of God. I lived with him before He sent me down to earth to learn from my own experience how to trust Him and gain all of the blessings He has in store for me. He wanted my success so desperatley that He sent His Son Jesus Christ to suffer, bleed and die for me so that I can recieve His forgiveness, peace and mercy in this life and return to His presence in the next. He just asks me to be obedient to His word and constantly seek to do His will. These truths have carried me through the darkest hours of my life and have brought me the sweetest joy and that is why I am a Mormon Also, we all want to know that what what we believe and are doing are God's will and are connecting them to heaven. I know that The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints is true and everything it claims to be, the only true church on the face of the earth today. Now I understand and know that that is a bold statement, but I know it with everything I am because I know that The Book of Mormon is true. I know it is true because I have studied it, pondered it, applied it in my life, and knelt in prayer asking if it is true. He confirmed to me that it is by the peace power of the spirit.

How I live my faith

I live my faith everyday by small and simple things. I pray, read my scriptures and try to love those around me. I follow the teachings of the church and constantly strive to be a little better, a little kinder, a little stronger, and more loving. I try to live my life so others can feel their Savior's for them through me. I am not perfect, but everyday I turn to my Savior for comfort, aide, peace and forgiveness. Right now, I am also serving as a missionary which means I spend all day inviting others to come unto Christ and enjoy the same blessings that enrich my life and make me happy. I am far from perfect and often find myself making dumb mistakes and bad decisions. When I make wrong choices, I live my faith by not getting discouraged but by turning to Jesus Christ and seeking to change. I live my faith through constantly striving to improve. I believe firmly that this life is not about living perfectly but about repenting sufficiently and coming unto Jesus Christ.

How can I know Mormonism is true?

Megan Chipman
By studying and pondering its doctrines by reading the Book of Mormon, getting on your knees, and praying to our Heavenly Father asking if it is true. Have faith and trust that he will answer you. Wait for an answer, and you will receive one. For me, it was an overwhelming feeling of love, peace, comfort and joy. I knew it was from on high, and I knew that it was true. Show more Show less

Why don’t women hold the priesthood in The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints? How do Mormon women lead in the Church?

Megan Chipman
Because that just isn't part of our responsibility as women. When a man receives the priesthood, he covenants that he will serve others in God's name. Women are able to serve others but in different ways through motherhood and church service. Women lead in the church by becoming mothers, supporting their husbands in their various callings and through the Relief Society which is the church's organization for women. Show more Show less