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Hi I'm Melissa

I'm a stay-at-home Mom in Minnesota. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I am an ex-chemical engineer turned stay-at-home mom. I have three great children: 15, 13, and 10, two boys and a girl. Our whole family likes math and science. I love to read and play the piano. Our family enjoys playing games together.

Why I am a Mormon

My parents were introduced to the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints by their neighbor, before I was born, so I have always been a Mormon. At some point, though, I had to find out for myself if this was the church for me. When I was a teenager, I developed a habit of reading the Book of Mormon, and I read it through many times. I felt the spirit testify to me that the things I was reading were true. I believe that everyone can have that experience. I know that Jesus Christ is my Savior, and that He leads this church. I believe that our Father in Heaven has a plan for each of us. We are His children, He loves us, and He cares about our day-to-day existence. My testimony continues to grow as I study, pray, and exercise faith.

How I live my faith

I try to live my religion daily. I study the scriptures every day, and pray throughout my day. I try to serve others around me and look for opportunities each day. At church, I have two callings. First, I am a visiting teacher. I visit four other women from our congregation, look after and care for them. Second, I am the president of our ward's women's organization, the Relief Society. This organization helps women increase their faith and personal righteousness, strengthen home and family, and serve those in need. As president, one of my duties is to visit those who are struggling and help them obtain the resources that their families need. It is a rewarding repsonsibility.

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

Not only is there a prophet on earth today, but there are twelve apostles, as there were in Christ's time. We believe that our prophet is God's mouthpiece on earth and that he receives revelation not just to lead our church, but important to all of God's children. We do not worship our prophet. We do respect and revere his holy calling. I know that God leads his church through prophets as in biblical times, because I have prayed and received a witness of the spirit of this truth. Show more Show less