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Hi I'm Megan

I'm a Pennsylvania girl. I'm a math teacher. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I teach high school math. The students keep me constantly learning and trying to be better. I'm also working toward a Masters of Education. I get so much satisfaction from helping young people grow and progress. Outside of work and studies, my life revolves around family, and not the husband-and-kids kind, but the parents, the grandparents, the aunts, uncles, cousins kind. Even my siblings, who all live in the western U.S. with their spouses and kids, occupy a lot of my thoughts and are the source of a lot of my joy. My goal in life is to serve the Lord Jesus Christ, whatever that might mean. After my experience as a missionary in California, I have no doubt that doing His will is going to make me the happiest.

Why I am a Mormon

When Jesus' followers started leaving Him, the Savior asked His apostles, "Will ye also go away?" And Peter answered Him faithfully, "Lord, to whom shall we go? thou hast the words of eternal life." I am a Mormon because I follow Jesus Christ. He is the source of all hope and happiness in my life. He called Joseph Smith to restore His church so that it could help me "come unto [Him]." I believe that because I have followed the principles taught in the Mormon faith, and they have brought me closer to my Savior.

How I live my faith

I try my best to make sure my actions match what I profess to believe. When I say that I follow Christ's example, I try to back that up by noticing individuals around me who need encouragement, compliments or comfort. I tell people it's good to study the Lord's word every day, and then I make sure to do so myself. People wonder if a young person these days can really follow the commandments to refrain from drinking alcohol and to live a chaste life. We in the Church have all committed to do those things, and so the answer to those people is yes, a young person who lives his/her faith can.

What is faith?

Faith, for me, is being willing to follow what the Lord wants me to do even if I don't necessarily want to do it. Sometimes it's as small as apologizing to a family member after an argument. Even though it's hard to get the words out, if I have faith that Jesus Christ wants me to make peace with that person, then I feel better as soon as I sincerely say, "I'm sorry." Sometimes faith is bigger, like praying about what college to go to and realizing that the Lord thinks I should go to a different school than the one I would choose. Then comes the test: Will I follow His advice? In my life, every time I have had the faith to follow what the Lord wants, I have seen that things work out well for me. Show more Show less