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Hi I'm MelanieAnne

I grew up in the United States. I am a motivational speaker. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I am a married and the mother of five children. I am a group fitness instructor and motivational speaker. I run workshops that are geared toward building the self-worth of teenage girls. I am a writer and an avid reader. I love to sew, dance, make crafts, teach, spend time with friends and family, listen to music, and so much more. I love everything Italian and am working on becoming fluent in the language. I am fairly fluent in ASL. My other passion is the beach. I love the feel of the sand and the sound of the ocean.

Why I am a Mormon

As a young adult I was wandering through my life without purpose or direction. I began to shop for a church because I felt I needed God in my life. I wasn't really sure who He was or what that meant at the time, but I felt the need all the same for Him. I "shopped" for over a year for the church I felt fit my need. I eventually found my way into a Mormon church and felt a sense of being "home." The things I heard in the meetings and what was taught rang so true to me. I remember thinking that what I was hearing I somehow already knew. Having been raised in a home mainly of no deep spiritual roots, the gospel taught in church was the healing balm and direction I so desperately sought. That was 26 years ago, and when I attend church every Sunday to worship and learn of the Savior, I still feel as if somehow I am home.

How I live my faith

I have had many callings, or "jobs" as a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints. I have loved them all. For the past five years I have been a teacher to the young women of our church, specifically the 16-18 year olds. It has been five wonderful years. I have just begun to hold "WOW" Waffles or Whatever) nights once a month at my house as an opportunity for fellowshipping with people of all faiths. We play games, music, eat food, and just have fun sharing time, ideas, and stories. I volunteer when I can in various community outreach programs. I have recently been called to serve as a missionary in my community. This is a great opportunity to share the gospel and my testimony with people, as well as serve both my church and civic communities.