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Hi I'm Melanie

I find joy in living the gospel

About Me

I'm a recent law school graduate. I enjoy sports, photography, reading, and traveling.

Why I am a Mormon

I grew up in Metro Detroit with a large variety of cultures and religions. My own family is diverse as half of my family is Jewish and the other half Mormon. When I was about 13 years old, I decided that I should really find out for myself which religion is true and what that even means to me. I decided to read the Book of Mormon and pray to know if it is true. I received an answer that it is true. I read the Book of Mormon, and each time I read it, I recognize its divinity. I know that God loves me and has provided a way for me to return to live with him. The only way is through living the gospel of Jesus Christ. I know that Jesus Christ is my Savior and Redeemer. Through him, I can achieve all that God wants me to achieve.

How I live my faith

I try to read scriptures - the Bible and the Book of Mormon - on a daily basis. The more I read, the more I learn about Christ and His ministry. I also try to participate in formal and informal service activities in my community, neighborhood, or social group. I think that living a life based on Christ's teachings really centers on the people in your life and the relationships you develop with them.

What blessings can you receive from reading the Book of Mormon, the Bible, and other scriptures?

The scriptures outline the mysteries that God wants us to know. Through the scriptures, we can feel God's love for us and for all of his people. We can receive our own personal witness that God lives, and that Jesus Christ is His son, and the Savior of the world. We can learn about how the Holy Ghost can teach us everything that we need to know in order to return to live with God. Furthermore, the scriptures testify of Christ and the gospel that he taught on the earth. We can learn more about what faith is, how to repent and be forgiven of our sins, what is required of baptism, and how to receive the gift of the Holy Ghost so that we may be guided throughout our lives in order to be worthy to live with God and our families for all eternity. The scriptures also teach us what our role is in our lives. What qualities we should develop in ourselves so that we can do good continually and walk in the path of righteousness. I know that the scriptures teach us the truth. Each day I read, I receive more knowledge and inspiration in order to live a happy, fulfilling life. Show more Show less