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Hi I'm Melody

I'm a Mormon. I grew up in rural North Carolina. I am the mother of six children.

About Me

I am the mother of six children and the grandmother to two children. I have been a stay-at-home mom for most of my married life. I enjoy sewing, cooking, reading, water aerobics, bycyling, thrift store shopping and spending time with my family.

Why I am a Mormon

My mother grew up in the church but married a nonmember. My dad joined the church when I was about five years old. We lived in a rural area so our life centered around things and people at church. I grew up in the south and we were definitely in the minority as far as our religion was concerned. Because we were in the minority, I began to realize at a young age that I was part of something that was different and special. I know this hit me hard by the time I was in the sixth grade. My standards were different and this became more apparent the older I got. I was blessed with the gift of testimony at a young age and by living the standards of the church and continuing to learn more about the doctrine as I aged, I became converted to the truthfulness of the message that was shared by the Mormon Church.

How I live my faith

I love being a member of the Mormon Church! I feel like every talent I have has been enhanced by my membership in the church through assignments that I have been given. I played the piano for children's meetings by the time I was 12 years old and continue to play for children and congregational singing. I know my talent for the piano would not have grown had I not had these opportunities. I have had experience with public speaking many times as we are asked to give talks in our Sacrament Meetings. We do not have any paid ministry, so we learn and grow as we are asked to stand before the congregation and share assigned topics about our beliefs. I have also had many opportunities for leadership opportunities in our children, youth and women's organization. I recently organized over two hundred women in a service project to make little dresses for girlls in Africa. By being willing to share my time and talents with the church, I have become so much more than I ever could have without the church.