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Hi I'm Melanie

I'm a Mormon

About Me

I am a God-loving, sports enthusiast! The most important things to me are God, family, friends and sports! I come from a big family and love to spend time with them. I recently returned from serving a mission in Scotland/Ireland and I thank God everyday for the time I had to spend there. I have a bachelor of Physical Education and love to be active. I have played college basketball and field hockey and am starting to coach basketball. God is great. I owe everything I have and am to Him!

Why I am a Mormon

I was lucky to be raised in a home where we were all members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. When I was in my mid-teens I questioned whether God was there. Did He really hear my prayers? As I knelt down and prayed to know if He was there and if this was His church, I was able to feel that He was. That He knew me and loved me and that this was His church. It is hard to describe how I felt and everyone can feel slightly different but I can just say that I felt love. As I have gone through my life I have had ups and downs like everyone else. I have strayed from the gospel and my Saviour Jesus Christ and I have felt the powerful change that comes as we submit our will to His and truly do our best to come back and follow Him. I know that God knows us personally. He loves us more than we will ever know. I have seen many seemingly small miracles happen in my life that testifies to me that I am known and loved. Many of those experiences come as I am reading the scriptures and particularly the Book of Mormon. I know the Book of Mormon is the word of God. Read it! Find out for yourself. I know that you can find out just as so many have, that the Book of Mormon is true and that Jesus Christ is our Saviour and Redeemer. It is because of Him that we can return to live with God and with our families forever in complete joy! This is true. I testify in the name of Jesus Christ. Amen.

How I live my faith

I live my faith simply by trying to help others. Every aspect of my life is related to faith and God. Every experience that I have, can be related to the principles of the gospel of Jesus Christ; whether it is through sport, music, media, etc. I currently am in charge of planning activities for the young adults (age 18-30) to develop spiritually, have fun, and meet new people. I love sharing the happiness the comes as we follow Jesus Christ. Being able to go to Scotland/Ireland for 18 months to share that with people was a sacred experience for me. I am now enjoying sharing these truths with those around me that I know and love!