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Hi I'm Mel

I am a stay at home mom. I play the flute, the piano and I sing. I live on a farm. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

My husband and I have been married for 13 years and have been blessed with 4 children: 3 girls and 1 boy. I have been active in the Church my entire life. My husband manages a farm and I am able to stay at home with the kids full time. I play the flute and piano and sing. My favorite is the flute! I have an Associate of Arts in music education, but haven't had a chance to use that knowledge much. I also enjoy photography, making cards and baking.

Why I am a Mormon

My parents were both raised in the Church, and raised our family the same way. I have been blessed with a strong faith in His gospel and great parents who have always been wonderful examples to us. My family is the most important thing to me in this world, and as long as I have them, everything else doesn't matter so much. I am so grateful that our family has been sealed for eternity in the Holy Temple. I know that there is life after death, because as I played my flute at my Dad's funeral I could feel him there with me. There have been a few experiences since then that I know my Dad has been with us, even though he could not be seen or heard. I look foward to the day that I can be wrapped not only in my Dad's arms again, but in my Savior's arms again.

How I live my faith

Currently, I serve as a leader to the teachers of the 18 month to 3 year olds. I supervise them and make sure that they are taking care of the kids needs, physically and spiritually, during two hours of our Sunday meetings. It is a very rewarding calling and I love being able to visit the individual groups and see how they do things differently. It is especially fun because I get to sit down and play with the kids, and sing songs with them. But most of all, I get to feel of their sweet spirits.

What are some things that tell to you there is a God?

Mel
As a teenager I had this same question. I remember sitting on my bed reading the scriptures and my mom came in to talk to me. She took me outside to our yard which my dad took much pride in and asked me to look around. Mom pointed out the beautiful blue sky, the green grass and trees and the pink and yellow tulips which were in full bloom. She asked me if I really believed that there was a huge explosion and all of the sudden all of this beauty appeared. I knew I didn't believe that. Explosions don't usually make things more beautiful. As I continued to think about the beauty of the nearby mountains and lakes and the many different animals, I knew that there was no scientific theory that could prove to me that all of this beauty was given to us by a loving Father in Heaven. That knowledge is something that can only be felt to be understood, and I felt it very strongly that day, and have experienced that same feeling many times since. Show more Show less

Why are only some Mormons allowed into temples? Is there something secret going on in Mormon Temples? What goes on in Mormon Temples?

Mel
A person has to be worthy of entering our sacred temples. This is shown by the way they live their life each day. Each member is required to have two seperate interviews with their local leaders to confirm their worthiness. Secret? No. Sacred? Yes. The covenants we make and ordinances that are performed in our temples are considered very personal and sacred to us. We go there to become closer to our Heavenly Father and better understand His will for us. Show more Show less

What is the Mormon lifestyle like? How do Mormons live?

Mel
Mormons live regular lives. We have many values that much of the world do not understand, such as: no sexual relations before marriage, no smoking, drinking alcohol or coffee. These are commandments from the Lord that we choose to follow. We believe that as we follow these and other commandments we will be richly blessed. Not necessarily with money and cars and such, but with peace and happiness. Show more Show less