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Hi I'm Melinda

I'm a wife and a mother of two living in Switzerland. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

Born and raised in sunny Southern Calfiornia. I have a degree in Communication with a Minor in Public Relations. I met my husband on ldssingles.com and we got married in the Bern Switzerland Temple. We now have two children and living in Switzerland.

Why I am a Mormon

I am Mormon because this is the only thing in the world that makes sense to me. It is constant, it is pure, and it is right! Mormonism isn't just a "Sunday" thing, it is our lifestyle, it is who we are or who we want to become. We try daily (as we are not perfect by any means), to keep on the straight and narrow path. I know that Heavenly Father wants us to come to him with our contrite spirits, so we can repent and become closer to Him once again. We have guidence through our Scriptures, the Holy Bible and Book of Mormon that help keeps us close to our Savior at all times. I am grateful for the peace that comes into my family and my own life, when we following the gospel principles. I am Mormon because I know this church is true, without a doubt. I also know that our Heavenly Father loves each and every one of us.

How I live my faith

I am involved in the church as a 1st Counselor in Primary at my Ward Building (Meetinghouse). Also every member has the responsiblity of being a Visiting Teacher or Home Teacher. This basically means that the women visit the women with your assigned companion, and if you are a man you home teach families with an assign companion as well. We get our spiritual lessons out of the Ensign or Liahona (depending on what country you are living in), and we prayfully read through the lesson beforehand to see what our women or families need to hear that day, then we share the message.

What are some of the ways that The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints helps those around the world?

In our Church we have an actual "area" or "department" whom the people dedicate their time and service to , and the area is called Provident Living, which includes Humanitarian Activities Worldwide. From 1985 to 2009 Humanitarian Services provided more than $1.2 billion in total assistance to needy individuals in 178 countries and territories. In 1996 the Church organized Latter-day Saint Charities as a non-governmental organization to facilitate humanitarian activities in selected countries. In Switzerland for instance there are several programs that are taking place by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints and they are as followed: Briille books - Association for the Blind Photocopier - Carrefour Prison Geneva Equipment for homeless - Le Coulou Shelter Washer and dryer -Le Point d eau Geneva Switzerland Newborn baby clothes - SOS Futures Meres This is just an example of what the Humanitarian Activities group do in ONE country alone! Show more Show less

What is the Relief Society?

The Relief Society (RS) is a philanthropic and educational women's organization and an official auxiliary of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (LDS Church). Founded in 1842 in Nauvoo, Illinois, USA, the Relief Society is one of the oldest and largest women's organizations in the world, claiming more than 6 million members in over 170 countries and territories. The official objectives of Relief Society are to: (1) build faith in the Lord Jesus Christ and teach the doctrines of the kingdom of God; (2) emphasize the divine worth of each sister; (3) exercise charity and nurture those in need; (4) strengthen and protect families; (5) serve and support each sister; and (6) help sisters become full participants in the blessings of the priesthood. Show more Show less