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Hi I'm Morgan

I'm an adoring wife, a recent environmental science graduate, an adventure enthusiast, and an artist. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

My name is Morgan and I am a wife, mommy to be, and I love nature. I am a recent university graduate in Environmental Science. I love earth and encourage proper stewardship of it. I am an artist and try to find and appreciate beauty in everything. I am fascinated with language and culture and take every opportunity to be exposed to new ideas and new places; in our two years of marriage my husband and I have somehow made it to Peru, China, Vietnam, Cambodia, Thailand, Myanmar, Indonesia, Malaysia, Mexico, and Australia on a student budget. Some of my favorite things to do are: enjoy the outdoors with my husband/family/friends, travel, read, draw, and study. My husband and I are currently living in Australia where he is a graduate student in International Relations. We love life.

Why I am a Mormon

My parents brought me up in the Mormon faith; my dad’s family has a long history of membership in the Church and my mom converted when she was 19. As a result of my exposure to Mormon beliefs at a very young age I started to ask myself why/if I believed in the Mormon faith when I was about 12 years old. It was after somewhat extensive study of the scriptures and many earnest prayers that I came to the conclusion a year later that I believed: my answer coming in the form of a strong spiritual affirmation. Now, as a student scholar and a generally inquisitive person, I seek truth wherever I can find it. I am a Mormon because to me it all makes sense. The pieces of the puzzle, as explained by Mormon doctrine, fit together beautifully. Further, not only do I understand the Mormon gospel as truth in my mind, but I feel it in my heart to be truth as well. The understanding and knowledge I have gained, as a believer of the Mormon faith, is the source of my happiness. Everything that brings me joy is reinforced in my faith.

How I live my faith

Being a Mormon is a lifestyle. My faith is an integral part of my everyday life. For example, I am constantly seeking spiritual enlightenment through prayer, study of scripture and study of further revelation from our modern day prophets. My faith is also reflected in the way I interact with other people. For example, I always try to use clean and respectful language and I seek opportunities to be kind to others. I am also conscientious about respecting my body in the way that I dress, my activities of choice, and what I eat and drink. Like anyone else, sometimes I make mistakes. But because of my faith, I do not let that discourage me from trying to be better. In addition to spending personal time, energy, and thought on increasing my spiritual knowledge during the week, I attend church regularly on Sunday mornings. At church I am the “Nursery Leader” where I spend two hours singing church songs, teaching gospel topics, and entertaining children aged 18 months to 3 years old. I also occasionally help my husband with youth activities on weeknights where he spends time with the young men from our church. Often they will have some fun activity planned like a sports night or a service project. Overall, as a result of my faith, I just try to be a good, clean, helpful person.