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Hi I'm Megan

I am a daughter of God. I'm a wife. I'm a friend. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I was born and raised in a suburb of Los Angeles. I'm the oldest of four kids and I absolutely love my parents and siblings -- even if we don't get along every second of the day. I went to college at BYU in Provo, UT where I received my Bachelor's Degree in Elementary Education. I came back to Los Angeles with the hope of putting my degree to good use, but due to the economic climate was unable to find work in the teaching field. I now work as an executive assistant at one of the major movie studios, but I hope to someday get back into teaching. I got married to my wonderful husband in February of 2009, and I love building a life with him. We just bought our first house, and spend a lot of our spare time fixing it up. Any other free time is spent scrapbooking, watching movies, reading, writing in my journal and on my blog, and spending time with my dear friends and family.

Why I am a Mormon

Ultimately, I am a Mormon for 3 reasons: 1- Because I have felt the truth of the Gospel principles in my heart and in my head, and I know Jesus Christ is the head of this church, 2- because this Gospel promises that families can be together forever even after this life, and 3- because living the Gospel and associating with other members of the church makes me HAPPY. I was raised in the Mormon church by parents who made it a point to let me know their testimonies that it was Christ's church restored to the earth. I lived off their testimonies for a while, but I always knew from the time I was a small child that I have a Heavenly Father who loves me and answers my prayers, and that Jesus Christ is my Redeemer. As I got older I continued living the principles of the Gospel of Jesus Christ and realized that I was the happiest when I remained faithful to those things, and that something was missing when I fell short of doing what I knew was right. My testimony that this was the true church was solidified after reading the Book of Mormon. A power comes into my life when I read it, and I come closer to my Savior.

How I live my faith

I live my faith by going to my church meetings every week, visiting our temple here in LA every month or so, and visiting other women in my ward congregation to share with them a lesson and reach out to them in any way I can. In my workplace I don't go around broadcasting the fact that I'm Mormon, but I don't try to hide that fact either. I talk to people about my beliefs when they ask and try to be an example of Jesus Christ in all that I do.

What is the Word of Wisdom that Mormons talk about?

Megan
It's a commandment we have been given in order to keep our bodies clean and healthy. Our bodies are temples, and the Word of Wisdom details some of the things we should and should not be putting into our bodies. It also promises us great blessings if we follow the instruction it gives us. Show more Show less

Do you really believe there is a prophet like Moses alive today?

Megan
Yes! If there was any time in the history of the world that people needed a prophet, it is these times. There is a lot of crazy stuff happening in our society and world right now. With so many voices seeming to shout at you and tell you to do what they want, it is so nice to be able to look to the voice of our one prophet, and know that he will not lead us astray. Why? Because he is the mouthpiece of God, and God will not lead us astray. The prophet receives revelation for the whole church from God -- like Moses received the 10 commandments -- so that we can always know the will of God in this ever changing world. We're definitely not living in the same exact society as the Old and New Testament, and we have issues now that they never had, so the prophet keeps that window between Heaven and Earth open so we don't have as much confusion. Also, the prophet and his 12 apostles give talks in "General Conference" every 6 months in which they take principles and doctrines of the Gospel of Jesus Christ and suggest ways that they can be applied in our life and circumstances TODAY. Show more Show less

How is the Book of Mormon different from the Bible? How did Joseph Smith obtain the “golden plates” or Book of Mormon?

Megan
First of all, the Bible documents the lives of God's people in Jerusalem and surrounding areas, whereas the Book of Mormon documents the lives of God's people as they were led from Jerusalem to the Americas. They both testify of Jesus Christ and His dealings with those peoples. Another big difference is that the Bible has been translated into English in many different languages and ways by many different people with different intensions, unlike the Book of Mormon which was translated from the original language into English only once. The person who did this translation was Joseph Smith. He was visited by the angel Moroni, who wrote the last book of the Book of Mormon, and was told where to go to find the gold plates that contained the record. Once he obtained the record years later, he was able to translate it into English using tools that were buried with the plates while a scribe wrote down what he read. Show more Show less