Hi I'm Melissa Ellen
I'm a Mormon.
I'm a full-time college student in the United States. I'm studying physiology and chemistry. I love learning more about how the world and the human body work! I also love to play the piano and draw. Someday I want to travel all the way around the world.
I have been a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints my whole life. I am grateful to have grown up as a Mormon. Although some people feel that the standards of the Mormon church are restrictive, I appreciate the guidance they provided to me in my growing-up years. Although I have been a member of the church my entire life, it was still important that I decide for myself whether or not I believed the teachings of the church. I remember distinctly a summer day when I was about fifteen when I was sitting outside reading in the Bible. I had been praying, asking to know if the church was true. I wasn't really sure what getting an answer would feel like, but as I read Job 19:25-26 where Job bears testimony of the Living Christ, I was overcome by a feeling of love and warmth. I will never forget that day or that feeling. It is truly amazing that the Almighty God feels that a fifteen-year-old girl is important enough that she merits an answer to a simple prayer, but I know that my prayer was answered that day. I know that every sincere prayer is answered. And like Job, "I know that my redeemer liveth, and that he shall stand at the latter day upon the earth...and yet in my flesh shall I see God..."
I attend church every Sunday. I am fortunate to live close to the building where my congregation meets and I enjoy walking to church on the days that the weather is nice. About a year ago I had the wonderful opportunity to help in the children's Sunday school (known as Primary.) It was my responsibility to help the children learn songs about Christ and stories from the scriptures. Working in the Primary was an incredible experience. Children have such sweet spirits and I enjoyed spending time with them, often learning more from them than they could have learned from me.