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Hi I'm Mell

I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I'm a young stay-at-home mother of 3. I am an adult convert. I love quilting, painting, & gardening. I am passionate about natural birth, attachment parenting, organic & sustainable living. I am an amateur genealogist. I like punk rock & techno music. I read sci-fi & fantasy fiction.

Why I am a Mormon

"Why not?" I pretty much fell in to it as a Mormon by default, I was already living many of the principles of the gospel so why not take the next step. At the age of 23 I was baptized. I don't have a particularly spectacular conversion story. I think it was inevitable that I would join the LDS church, too many "coincidences" in my life. I've always believed that Jesus was more than just a man, he is the living Christ, but I never found a church that felt right to me until finding The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. The two things that resonated most with me during my lessons with the missionaries were family history work and the Word of Wisdom. I have always been interested in my family history & where I come from so it made sense to me that it should be part of my religious practices. I was raised with a very holistic view on life & chose to live that way as an adult because it made sense, learning about the Word of Wisdom was validation for everything I already believed about natural living. So much of my conversion is a series of "well, duh..." moments it's almost comical but also, from a certain point of view, miraculous.

How I live my faith

I was a ward Family History Consultant for a couple years & had a lot of fun helping church members & non-members alike research their family history. I was recently called to serve as a ward Humanitarian Specialist. I am working to find ways to for us connect with our community through interfaith projects & community service. Service to others allows us to be a living example of the gospel in action, "charity never faileth".

How can I know Mormonism is true?

Pray & study the scriptures. Ask, in your prayers, for confirmation that the book of Mormon is true. Show more Show less

Why do Mormons perform baptisms for the dead?

Because baptism is a saving ordinance. Even as Jesus was baptized so should we be baptized & follow in his example. We perform baptisms for the dead so that those who were not baptized while living can still receive the blessings of baptism through proxy work. Show more Show less