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Hi I'm Melissa

I live in Georgia, I 'm a stay at home mom and I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I'm a wife and a mom of 2 beautiful girls and we live in Georgia. I love to cook, make quilts, bake cakes, and being crafty. I love water aerobics and volunteering at my girls school. I graduated college with a degree in Floral Design Management and served a full time mission in the Peoria Illinois mission.

Why I am a Mormon

I grew up in a Mormon family in Utah. It was never hard for me to follow the teachings of the church. It wasn't until I was a teenager and attending seminary (weekly religious study in a classroom setting) when I gained my own testimony. I remember it was an Old Testament class and we were learning about Jeremiah. It just clicked in my mind that the Book of Mormon was true. Lehi, the first prophet in the Book of Mormon, lived in Jerusalem the same time Jeremiah did. It just made sense and the holy ghost burned in my heart and I just knew that it was true. Later, when I was serving a full time Mission for the Church, I had my testimony reaffirmed as we taught others about the account of Jesus Christ's visit to the America's after his resurrection. It was so powerful that the Holy Spirit would testify to not only me but those I taught that it really did happen. Now as a mom, I am SO thankful for my testimony and my membership in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter day Saints. I know that Jesus died for me and suffered for my sins and shortcomings. I know that Joseph Smith saw God the Father and his son Jesus Christ. He simply wanted to know what was right, he didn't want to change the world, he just wanted to know which church he should join so he could be a better person and closer to god. I know the Book of Mormon is another Testament of God and when I read it along side the Bible, God's voice speaks to me and I have peace in my life and the lives of my family members. Simply, I am a Mormon because I am a better person by being one.

How I live my faith

I am lucky enough to be able to teach the youth of our congregation each Sunday. I have been doing this for about 7 years. I love being with the children. The simple truths I get to share each week really help my own testimony to grow and it is a joy to watch as these young kids begin to have their own testimony as the holy ghost speaks to them. I also am a visiting teacher. Which means each month I get to visit several of the other women in the congregation and share a monthly spiritual message and just enjoy their friendship. I also have women who visit me.