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Hi I'm Megan!

I'm a California native, college graduate, 2nd grade teacher, travel enthusiast and adrenaline junky!

About Me

I grew up in Southern California and lived there until I went to a junior college on a volleyball scholarship and then transferred down to a university where I continued to play volleyball. I graduated with a degree in Elementary Education. I love traveling and hope I get the chance to visit more places around the world. I love going on adventures and am very spontaneous. In the last few years I have backpacked through Europe, gone skydiving, bungee jumping, become scuba certified, gone rappelling, rock climbing, kayaking, cliff jumping in Greece, and paddle boarding in Hawaii. I taught kindergarten for 2 years and loved it! I'm passionate about teaching children and helping them grow. I put all of those things on hold to serve as a missionary for 18 months in the Washington Spokane mission. There is nothing more rewarding than serving others and bringing them to a knowledge of their Savior.

Why I am a Mormon

I have always been Mormon. Living in California is not an easy place to hold on and live the values that are taught in the Mormon religion. I had a great group of friends (Mormon and not Mormon) who lived good lives and helped make it easier for me. But a lot of people I associated with did not make very wise choices, and although they claimed they were having more "fun" than me, it didn't take long for me to figure out for myself that staying true to my beliefs and upbringing would give me a more lasting happiness. My testimony never hit me like a bolt of lightning where one day I just suddenly knew. It could be better compared to the sun rising. Very gradually it has grown over the years through little instances and confirmations of the spirit. During my childhood I automatically accepted what my parents taught me and what I learned in church. As I got older I began to study the scriptures and pray on my own. I cannot look back and pinpoint one exact moment when I knew, but the Holy Ghost has confirmed to me time and again, in small moments, that this Church is true. As I continue to study the scriptures, pray to my Heavenly Father, and bear my testimony, the Holy Ghost bears witness to me that The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints is true. And little by little, the light and warmth that I feel from that is like the sun rising higher in the sky- I can barely notice it growing, but it grows brighter as I do what God asks of me.

How I live my faith

I have had the responsibility of being partially over the women's group in my ward. It was so wonderful to get to know all of the women in my ward and serve them whenever I could. I also get the opportunity to visit two women in my ward once a month and get to know them and their needs. Currently I am practicing what I preach by serving as a missionary. I have never had a better opportunity to practice being more Christlike than this. I am constantly helping people in the community with whatever service they may need and teaching them the things that God wants all of His children to know.

How do I become a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (Mormon Church)?

Megan!
The LDS church is the same church that Christ established when he was on the earth. We teach all of the principles and truths that he has. As you follow and act on the things that he asks of us, you find a growing sense of peace and happiness. Each step you take in investigating the Church for yourself can help you to grow closer to the Savior. When you feel you are ready to make the promise to God that you will do everything you can to follow Him and stand as a witness of Him, you can follow the example of Jesus Christ and be baptized by someone holding the priesthood- the same priesthood authority that Christ had when he was on the earth. Missionaries who serve in your area can help you to know how you can follow Christ and his teachings. Show more Show less

What is the Book of Mormon?

Megan!
The Book of Mormon is a book of holy scripture. It is a record kept by prophets (just as the Bible is) but it is of prophets who were living in the Americas beginning around 600 B.C. Just as the Old and New Testament testify of Christ coming and of his earthly ministry, the Book of Mormon testifies of Christ; that He was to come, all that He did and taught, and that after He was resurrected He came to visit the people living in the Americas to teach them His gospel. It was translated by Joseph Smith through the power of God. When you read, ponder, and pray about this book you will come to know that Jesus Christ is our savior, that Joseph Smith was a prophet of God (and that their are prophets on the earth today), and the The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter -day Saints is Christ's church again established on the earth. Show more Show less

How can I know Mormonism is true?

Megan!
The best part about the way we share our message is that we don't expect you to take our word for it. As you read the Book of Mormon, ponder, pray, and keep the commandments, you will have feelings of peace and love and clarity. All of these are the holy spirit speaking to you of the truthfulness of these things (Galatians 5:22-23). Ask God, the source of all truth, and He will let you know if it is true. That is how each person gains their own testimony of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints being Christ's church restored to the earth. Show more Show less

Are Mormons Christians?

Megan!
Yes. We believe that Christ is the only begotten son of God. Christ came to earth, established His church, and atoned for all of our sins. It is only through Christ that we can be forgiven, saved, and return to live with God again in heaven. Show more Show less