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Hi I'm Meaghan

I grew up in Maryland. I like to paint and I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I'm a full time mom and am married to my wonderful husband, who is about to graduate from medical school. This year has been pretty crazy since we've been moving around so much for medical school. Being a doctor's wife definitely has it's ups and downs. We will finally be settling soon in Northern Virginia. Before I became a mom, I was a full time elementary school art teacher. I love drawing, painting, and just creating something. I also love singing, playing the guitar, the cello, and the ukulele. I also like to run and walk everywhere I go. I just ran my first half marathon a few months ago and hope to run another soon. I also like playing racquetball with my husband. We love traveling and are currently planning our next trip to Paris and Munich.

Why I am a Mormon

Well, I grew up in the church and was baptized on my eighth birthday. I do feel like each and every person’s story of conversion is a little bit different though regardless of when they joined the church. Both of my parents are converts to the church and my mom was actually baptized while she was pregnant with me. When I was in my early teen years something really stood out to me in a lesson at church. We learned that we should study and read the scriptures every day. We rarely read the scriptures together in my family, but I decided to give it a try and that principle has stayed with me ever since. I started studying the scriptures and praying for the first time. My testimony grew and expanded so much as I was immersed in the scriptures. That’s when I became truly converted to the church.

How I live my faith

I love my church meetings. They are generally with other students like me. It’s great fun. I am one of the choristers at church and get to conduct the music every Sunday. One thing I like about the church is the sense of duty and service to those around us. Everyone seems willing to help each other out. Many of us are a long ways away from home, but we treat each other like family.

What blessings can we receive through the gift of the Holy Ghost?

Meaghan
 The Holy Ghost, also known as the comforter, acts as a messenger from God in the form of a spirit. He can testify of truth to our hearts and our minds. If we are seeking guidance in our lives the Holy Ghost can help direct us. I am so grateful that I have the support and comfort of the Holy Ghost. He is not someone I can see, but I can feel his presence. Often times in the church the phrase, “Feel the Spirit” is used and that is referring to the Holy Ghost. It is an inspiring and enlightening feeling. Feelings of peace, comfort, and discernment can come as we live worthy of the companionship of the Holy Ghost. Show more Show less

Are Mormons Christians?

Meaghan
I know that Jesus Christ is my Savior and my King. I have a testimony that He lives and He loves me. I know this without a doubt. If the "Mormons" aren't Christian, I don't know who is. The friends I've met at church are the most Christ like people I know. They are Christian in everything they do, say, and think. I've never met more giving people in my life. The proper name of our church is The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. We are called Mormons because of The Book of Mormon Another Testament of Jesus Christ. Jesus Christ is mentioned ever 1.7 verses in The Book of Mormon. Everything in the Book of Mormon testifies of Christ and his ministry. Show more Show less

Mormons believe Jesus Christ is their Savior. Why do we need a Savior?

Meaghan
Have you ever met a perfect person? I doubt it. Why? Because everyone makes mistakes. When you make a mistake or are confused on what you should do, you want someone to help you, right? We all need someone to help us. We all need a Savior. We always hear that Jesus Christ saved us, but what does that truly mean? It not only means that he suffered and died for you personally, it means that he lived and lives for us too. He wants to help us. Jesus Christ is the only one who underestands everything that we go through. He not only wants to make up for the mistakes we make, but he wants to carry our burdens too. All we need to do is let him carry our burdens. Everyone faces personal challenges and Jesus is there to help. Everyone makes a mistake qa some point in life too. The beauty of having a Savior, is the fact that we can be forgiven. Sometimes our hands get dirty, but they can always be washed clean. Show more Show less

Why do Mormons baptize their new members?

Meaghan
When we are baptized, we are baptized by immersion under God's proper priesthood authority. It is one of the steps in coming closer to Heavenly Father and therefore it is essential to our eternal progression. By being baptized we become clean and pure. Our sins and wrong-doings are left behind and we are forgiven. The reason why we ask "new members" to be baptized is because we want them to feel the joy of forgiveness and repentance. We want them to progress and to be happy. Baptism is how we exercise faith and confidence in God's plan. We promise to always remember Him and obey His commandments. He grants us forgiveness as well as eternal life. Show more Show less