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Hi I'm Melissa

I am an environmental scientist, Martha Stewart wannabe, and I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I grew up all over the country, moving from California, to Texas, and now Florida. Thanks to all the moving I did growing up, I love to travel and learn about the history and peoples of the different places I have been. When I was in college I studied anthropology with a specialization in archaeology. I also minored in museum studies. I am married and hope to have children someday. Right now, though, I work as an environmental scientist helping to clean up the environment and bring sustainable energy solutions to others.

Why I am a Mormon

When I was in high school, a very dear friend of mine was a member of the Church. With their gentle loving questions, they asked me what I believed about who I am, why I am here, and what I thought Heaven was like. To their surprise, many of my answers were exactly in line with the teachings of the Gospel. Conclusions I had naturally come to on my own about who God was and my relationship to Him seemed so obvious to me. I soon realized that all my beliefs were found in the Church, I just hadn't known it! I knew, and still know, that God is our loving Heavenly Father. That Jesus is the Christ. I know that God is the same yesterday, today, and forever, and therefore His true Church is organized the same today as it was anciently, with Prophets and Apostles. I believe that as we read our scriptures and recognize and understand the quiet promptings of the Holy Ghost, we can know with a surety that God lives and has provided a way for us to be able to return to live with Him and our families, continuing to progress, for all time and eternity.

How I live my faith

I live my faith the way most people live their faiths. I try to be a an example of the believers by the way I act, speak, and think. I try to love others as God loves them and see them as my brothers and sisters; not as "non-member" or right/wrong. It is my hope that by living this way others will feel the love of the Savior through me and in turn have an opportunity to share my faith.