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Hi I'm Megan

I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I have two wonderful parents, who are ever examples and guides to me. I am the seventh of nine children I love each member of my family and their unique personalities and gifts that strengthen our family relationships. I love to play sports with the rest of my family, or just talk and laugh with them. I can't ever get enough of nature and some of my favorite things to do are to run and walk and explore in nearby parks. I play musical instruments and have learned that music can be the most poignant language, universally understood. I love to read and get lost in interesting books for hours. It's exciting to me to try new things and meet new people, and I never get tired of all the wonderful experiences there are to enjoy in life.

Why I am a Mormon

Being a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints brings me closer to my Heavenly Father and my Savior. When I follow Jesus Christ, I feel deep joy that enriches every aspect of my life. As I feel Christ's influence in my life through his Holy Spirit, I am able to love others more deeply, and feel a profound sense of gratitude for the beautiful life that God has given me. I am a Mormon because I know that Jesus Christ is at the head of this church; it truly is His Church, and He has given me the conviction of that truth through the power of the Holy Ghost.

How I live my faith

To live my faith, I try to always be developing more faith in Jesus Christ. To prepare myself to follow God, I spend time each day studying the scriptures and praying to my Heavenly Father. I worship God at church and in His temple. I try to be kind and loving to the people with whom I interact, remembering that they too are children of God. I have made covenants to follow God through baptism and in His temple, and I work hard to keep those covenants. In all the things that I do, I try to make sure that my motivation is my love for God and His children. I make mistakes all the time, but when I do, I try to repent and I trust in the grace and forgiveness of Jesus Christ to help me change into what God wants me to be.

Are all Mormons required to serve a mission?

Megan
No, not all Mormons are required to serve a mission. God loves each of His children, and so He wants to spread His message of hope and peace to all in the world. Though anyone can share the message of the gospel, missionaries have the special blessing of devoting all of their time to spreading His word. Young priesthood holders have the duty of preparing themselves to serve a two-year mission, and they can do so after they turn 18 years old. At 19 years old, young women can choose also serve 18-month missions if they desire. Additionally, elderly couples are encouraged to serve missions together. Show more Show less

What blessings can you receive from reading the Book of Mormon, the Bible, and other scriptures?

Megan
The scriptures are the word of God at our fingertips. We have the incredible blessing of being able to immerse ourselves in His word at any time. Reading the scriptures can bring answers to personal questions, comfort, guidance, and motivation to follow Christ. The scriptures also help us feel the Spirit and keep its influence active in our everyday lives. Show more Show less

What blessings can we receive through the gift of the Holy Ghost?

Megan
One blessing that I receive from the Holy Ghost is the peace and joy that it brings constantly into my life. I feel the Spirit as I enjoy nature, as I feel gratitude for my family, as I spend time with my friends. The Holy Ghost can be with me through my hard times to provide comfort and guidance, and can be with me through my joyful times and help me feel my happiness even more fully. Show more Show less

Why do Mormons perform proxy baptisms in their temples?

Megan
God loves every single one of His children beyond comprehension. He wants each of us to return to Him again. On Earth, not all of His children are granted the opportunity to hear or accept the blessings of the gospel. Baptism is a necessary ordinance to return to Him. Thus, in His love for us, God provides a way for those who died without His gospel to receive the blessings of baptism. God has set aside His temple as a sacred place wherein we can perform these ordinances for those who did not receive the gospel on Earth. Show more Show less