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Hi I'm Meileah

Canadian by Birth, Maori by blood, Missionary forever. I am an Australia Melbourne Return Missionary, and I Am Mormon.

About Me

I was born and raised in Canada My parents were staunch members of the church and their testimonies and their faith will forever be etched on my heart. Despite their divorce they remain friends. My mother is the Canadian, and my Father is the Maori. I lived in New Zealand for a time and also in Australia. My mother remarried a wonderful man in good ol’ Idaho. After a couple dozen travels I decided to settle down, (slightly) and got to University where I began my major in CGI and Illustration. But along the way I discovered two other passions. Exercise Science and Physical Fitness Training, and Relationship Psychology. Now the three are in my list of “things to do." My Mission: To those of you who believe Miracles have ceased to exist, I say unto you that “It is by faith that All Miracles are wrought.” Moroni 7:37 Miracles happen everyday. I am a witness of it. The Miracle of the Atonement happens every day. I’m a part of it. It is by Faith and by the virtue of that faith and the trust we have in God the Father and in the atoning sacrifice, the infinite and perfect and everlasting sacrifice of the Son that enable us to receive the miracle of forgiveness. I have witnessed lives change as people who knew not God turn their lives over to Him. Have Miracles ceased? I say unto you nay. My Mission has allowed for my to see the greatest of all Miracles. The Miracle of The Atonement, and Forgiveness. Random: I like video games, (Halo). Like watching movies, camping, fishing, road trips, cooking, eating, missionary work and the Gospel!

Why I am a Mormon

There are lots of reasons as to why I am a Mormon, or more correctly, a Latter Day Saint. The best way to place it into simple words is in the beautiful observation of one of the mothers of a lovely family I am currently teaching on the mission. “You’er not just Mormon on Sundays. It’s a 24/7 thing. You don’t focus on being good in church or just work on faith or just on prayer or just on the scriptures. Your ‘church’ covers every aspect of life. It’s well rounded. It’s for everyone.” Happiness is a choice. One that I’ve made. It’s not something that you snap your fingers at and expect it to come to you. It’s something you actively engage in, something you work towards; you cherish it and nurture it. And the Gospel of Jesus Christ helps you to accomplish that. It helps you to achieve the fullness of joy, both in this life, and in the life to come. And simply knowing that the fullness of the Gospel is once again on the earth, has brought me joy in and of itself. There are no short cuts to being happy. But there are steps that lead to everlasting happiness. I was born into the church, and at the age of 16 learned and tasted of the joy of the Gospel, the fullness of it offered and found in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. I grew up on my parents testimonies for a time before my soul hungered and I longed to find the conviction of a testimony on my own. I searched this way and that, looking for what was in the world and what was in the world of other faiths. But still my soul hungered, and that hunger was not satisfied. It was not until I was about 18 to 20 that I learned, after much heart ache, tears, and countless hours on my knees, pleading with my Father, that I learned that the Testimony that I longed for, and the conviction of truth and understanding I knew it would bring, was to be found in the bearing of it. The opportunity came when I shared it with one of my dearest friends. As I bore a solemn and heartfelt testimony and witnessed that all along I knew these things were true to him, it touched both our lives and from there the Spirit took hold and a seed of faith was planted deep in our hearts. He has since been baptized and lived a worthy member and I have since turned my life to the Lord and He in turn has made more of my life then I ever could. I never go at something half way. Why am I a Mormon? I can’t deny what the Spirit has told me, and I never will. I am a Mormon because I am a Daughter of God by divine design, by right, and by Choice. I chose.

How I live my faith

The Gospel of Jesus Christ is a way of life. "Ye must press forward with a steadfastness in Christ, having a perfect brightness of hope, and a love of God and of all men. Wherefore, if ye shall press forward, feasting upon the words of Christ, and endure to the end, behold, thus saith the Father: Ye shall have eternal life." 2 Nephi 31:20 I live my faith to the best of my ability. No one is perfect. But then again, that’s not the point. As the Savoir taught, “Be thou perfect, even as they Father which is in Heaven is perfect.” That’s not to say that we have to be, that is simply impossible at the moment. It is to say, that we strive for it. To be whole and complete in our individual lives, and the Gospel of Jesus Christ, found in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints is how we can accomplish that. I don’t reckon the Savoir will be looking for perfection on judgement day, but I do reckon he will be looking to see if we gave it our all, if we tried our very hardest. To try our best to be the best that we can be, is what He is looking for. To try our hardest, now that is achievable. It’s like an equation. Trials and Tribulations can be Divided by Faith in Jesus Christ and His Atonement, which brings us to Repentance. Repentance Multiplied by Faith and Action = Perfection and Eternal Life. “Yea, come unto Christ, and be perfected in him.” Moroni 10:32 We all make mistakes sometimes. But as long as we take full advantage of the Atonement, and use it daily in our lives, we show our appreciation of the Sacrifice given in our behalf. And we show our willingness to follow God and “Deny ourselves all ungodliness.” I live my faith by trying to live like my Savoir. By keeping his commandments. I have faith in him. I use the atonement when I make mistakes by repentance, I entered into the waters of baptism, I have recieved the Gift of the Holy Ghost who will help me endure to the end. Again, the key word here, is to Endure.

What is the Book of Mormon?

The Book of Mormon is a record of Gods dealings with the Ancient inhabitancy of Meso America. It is an account of a family who left Jerusalem and sailed for the America’s, and by Gods will and promise, they were brought to the shores of ‘The Promised Land.” From there the account follows the separation and division of this family into the Nephites, who believed and prophesised, and kept the Commandments of God, and the war fairing Lamanites who knew not of their God. Within this record is contained the Fullness of the Gospel, the dealings of these people, and most importantly, the confirmation of truth that Jesus is the Christ, and the living Son of God. It contains the eye witness of an entire Nation who saw the Resurrected Christ and felt the nail prints in his hands and feet and even the pierce wounds in his side. It is a book of Answers. A book of Promise. And when used with the Bible, gives us the eyes to see both in this world, and a glimpse of the blessings in the World to come. It prepares us for the Second coming of the Messiah, as prophesied of old. And in all ways, points us towards Jesus Christ. Show more Show less