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Hi I'm Melissa

I was a swimmer and collegiate athlete. Now, I am a wife and stay at home mother to three - what I always wanted. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I Love: One man. Our three children. The close family we've created. A good workout. Good music. Fresh mountain air. Thunderstorms. Vacations. Extended Family. Close Friends.

Why I am a Mormon

I was born and raised a mormon. I never had any serious doubts about the truthfulness of the gospel of Jesus Christ, but didn't have a solid understanding of my own until I was a freshman at Brigham Young University. It was then I began to comprehend that real lasting happiness comes from living the principles I grew up learning. I know that my Heavenly Father knows who I am and has helped guide me along my path in life. I felt inspired to start swimming competitively when I was fourteen years old and it opened doors for me that would not have otherwise, including attending Brigham Young University. At BYU I swam with other girls who believed Jesus Christ is our Savior, wanted to do what was right, and didn't want to just live life, but enjoy it! I started to understand from being around other young women with my same beliefs, and who lived them without excuse, what a powerful force for good in the world we could be. I have faith in Jesus Christ and I believe that God wants us to look to Him in all things and that He will help us. We don't have to do anything alone. Because of that I believe we can experience happiness in hard times. Simply put--the gospel of Jesus Christ makes me happy. That's why I'm a mormon.

How I live my faith

I pray everyday with my family that we might be able to follow the example our Savior Jesus Christ set for us while he was on the earth. I look to him for an example as how to live my life. I try to love those around me and help them when they are in need. I try to teach my children to do the same. I attend church every Sunday with my husband and two girls and a very active little boy. Being at church for three hours can be hard with little children, but we do it week after week because I know there's no other place more important to be than learning more about Heavenly Father's plan for each of us and His son Jesus Christ. I teach the eight year old children at church about basic principles of the gospel and how they can live full and happy lives as they keep the commandments of God. One of the prophets of our church, President Ezra Taft Benson, taught, "When we do good, we feel good" and that is how I try live my faith.

To what do you attribute the growth of the Church?

Because the restored gospel of Jesus Christ resonates with those that learn it's teachings. It gives life more meaning. It gives life more purpose and direction. I also believe once people understand who they are, as children of God, and live His standards, they are happier. When we know better, we do better. Show more Show less