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Hi I'm Melanie

I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I am a stay-at-home mom of three young children. I love to find beauty and good in the world around me. I have created several perennial flower beds in my yard so I can observe nature and try to make my part of the world more beautiful. I love to watch how my plants change with the seasons. Every spring, I am amazed at how new growth comes from and replaces the dead sticks and vines that winter left behind. Beautiful flowers follow the burst of new growth, all with little effort from me. As I watch this process, I am reminded of the Lord's love for me, and His hand in my life and in all of the world around me.

Why I am a Mormon

To put it simply, I am a Mormon because my faith is what gives me peace. Sometimes the things I see around me in our world are upsetting. When I was in college, training to be an Elementary school teacher, I worked in a school that had a lot of poverty and the problems that often come from it. It was hard to see young, innocent children suffer from hunger, abuse, neglect and violence. Sometimes I would wonder how a loving God could allow such things. I know God has a plan and a purpose for each of our lives. He loves us so much, that he provided our Savior, Jesus Christ, to help us come back to live with Him. Through the atonement of our Savior, all things that are wrong can be made right. He has the power to heal. I have felt this power in my own life as He has helped me cope with and overcome the pain that others have caused. I still don't understand God's purpose in allowing these children to suffer, but I know that all can be made right through our Savior, Jesus Christ. I know that God has a plan for each of us. This knowledge is what gives me joy and peace.

How I live my faith

I work with other adults to help teach the children in our church. I oversee and assist the adults who teach the children on Sunday, as well as the adults who plan and direct the activities for children during the week, such as Cub Scouting.

What do Mormons believe happens to us after we die? What do Mormons believe about life after death?

After we die, we believe that our spirit, or soul, continues to exist, and that we return to live with our Father in Heaven and Savior, Jesus Christ. We have the opportunity to live with our loved ones after this life. This is the first thing I remember learning as a small child. Show more Show less