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Hi I'm Melinda

I grew up in Lubbock, Texas. I love being a wife and mother. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I'm the oldest of 3 kids. I graduated from BYU with a degree in History. I met my husband in college and we were married in 2010. We have one beautiful little girl and a baby boy on the way. I enjoy spending time with family, cooking/baking, dancing, singing, reading, and watching movies. I love to laugh!

Why I am a Mormon

Growing up in an area where members of the Church were few and far between, I had to develop a personal testimony of the gospel at an early age. I read the Book of Mormon and prayed to know if it was true. I received a strong confirmation that it was the word of God. From that moment, I have allowed that truth to guide me in my choices and beliefs. If the Book of Mormon is true, Joseph Smith was indeed a true prophet who restored Christ's church in the latter-days. If Joseph Smith was a prophet, we continue to have living prophets today who lead and guide us as they receive revelation from our Heavenly Father. As I grew older and attended college, I was bombarded with a multitude of ideas and beliefs that were difficult for me. As I focused on the testimony I had gained as a youth, I was able to overcome the challenges that I met as a student. I know that this is the true Church. It brings so much peace and happiness. I am so grateful to know that families are forever. This life is not the end. It is a time of testing and trial. It is a time for us to become as the Savior.

How I live my faith

I strive daily to keep my words and actions in accordance with the teachings of the Savior. My greatest desire is to follow Him and "be an example of the believers." I am currently teaching the 9-12 year old class. They are full of small bits of wisdom and I love learning from them. I also enjoy visiting and learning from others in our congregation. I hope I can reach out to those who are in need and be a light to those around me.