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Hi I'm Melissa

I'm from New Mexico. I'm studying to be a nurse. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I'm the youngest of nine kids. Growing up I always had a friend because of it. I'm currently studying nursing. I love music with all my heart and playing in the symphony is one of my favorite hobbies. I love spending time with my friends and sharing the Gospel with them. I take time each day to do something active and enjoy nature.

Why I am a Mormon

My mother joined the church when she was 16 and met my dad in college. They were married in the temple and I was lucky enough to be raised in the church. As I got older, I had to decide for myself if the church was true as I was introduced to new ideas and people. Because I have seen this Gospel in action, seen what it makes people to be and how it has blessed their lives, I know I could never deny it. I know too deeply within my heart that it is true and I can never turn away from that, no matter how difficult life gets. I have had countless prayers answered and have developed a personal relationship with my Heavenly Father. I know that he wants me to be happy and that His plan for me is better than any plan I could come up with. I know that I can achieve that only through living the principles of this Gospel.

How I live my faith

Since I'm in a Univeristy ward, I plan a lot of activities for young adults. We have bonfires, volleyball tournaments, Halloween dances, and a lot of other things people would call "good, clean, fun". My favorite part about living my faith is bringing others I meet at school or work to activities and church. Surprisingly many people my age are looking for a clean and fun environment, and that can be hard to come by on a University campus. I try and share my faith with anyone I feel would appreciate it because I want them to have the same happiness I get from the Gospel as well as feel they have something safe and uplifting to do on a Friday night.

How can I know Mormonism is true?

Melissa
Nobody can tell you if Mormonism is true. Not your friends, not your Mom, your Dad, the Bishop, or the most educated person on earth. There is only one person you can ask and that is the Supreme Creator, our Father in Heaven. He has all knowledge of this earth and the galaxies beyond. He has all knowledge about who you are as a person, allowing Him to speak to you in ways only you will understand. If you study out the teachings of this Gospel, begin applying them to your life, and obey the commandments so that you can feel the influence of the Holy Spirit, He will give you an answer. I can testify that with a sincere approach and desire to know and live the truth, you will not be mislead. You can know for yourself that this is God's church. Show more Show less