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Hi I'm Melissa Schmidt

I'm a military wife, full time mom, and I'm Mormon.

About Me

My husband and I have been married for 3 years. I am a military wife and mom of a toddler. I graduated in Secondary Education and may someday teach Geography or History to middle school students. But for right now I am learning how to teach in the home. Our 2 year old boy has me wrapped around his finger and has me pulling my hair out sometimes. He's a bundle of fun! Hearing my son and/or husband laugh is my favorite sound. The military lifestyle keeps us on our toes. We'll have moved 3 times in the past 2 years. This has allowed us many wonderful experiences mostly because of the people we have come to know. I love to play sports, the piano, read, camp or be outdoors, and for most of the time I enjoy cooking and cleaning. I'm working on developing a thirst for learning, the older I get the more I realize how much more I ought to learn. I love that no matter where the military takes us I know what church to attend and that the same doctrine is taught there.

Why I am a Mormon

I was blessed to be raised in the gospel. I grew up attending church every Sunday and learning from the teaching and examples of my family what it meant to be a Mormon. As a teenager I was challenged by my church leaders to read the scriptures daily. I liked going to church and for the most part wanted to obey my parents, but I knew I wanted to gain my own testimony. I began to pray to know for myself. As I read the scriptures each night and prayed each night and most mornings, it felt good, and my desire to be better increased. As I have lived like I believed, in other words, done those things my church leaders and the scriptures taught me to do, I came to know for myself. I came to know as the Spirit bore witness to me that those things I was doing were right and true. The witnesses often came as feelings of love, peace, comfort, or joy, or simply a recognition of God's hand in my life. I know that the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints is true and that living the gospel brings such joy and peace to my life no matter what happens. Joseph Smith did indeed ask God questions. These questions lead to God restoring His church back to the earth. As Mormons we have the authority of God on the earth again, called the priesthood. God directs this church. I know that for myself as I have lived it and the Spirit has testified of it to me. Heavenly Father and Jesus Christ love each one of us and they live and guide this church! I am so blessed to be a part of it.

How I live my faith

I pray each morning and night as well as read the scriptures each day. I attend church on Sundays. During the week I do my best to remember God and try to share his love for others. We are doing our best to teach our son about God and Jesus and how they would like him to be. I visit and pray for two or three sisters in my church, play the piano for the kids on Sundays, and lead the Activity Days (girls 8-12) activities which are twice a month - doing service, developing talents, and/or learning about the gospel.

Why is family so important to Mormons?

Melissa Schmidt
Because we believe families can be forever. When we die, if we are sealed by the authority of God in His holy house, the temple, we can live with our family forever. Also, in families is where children can be safely taught the truths about who they really are, a son or daughter of God. It is also a place where parents learn to love, be patient, and come to better understand the love Heavenly Father has for His children. Show more Show less