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Hi I'm Melissa

I grew up in Virginia. I love my family. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I am a stay-at-home mom to 5 very active boys -- 9, 7, 5, 3, & 1. I have a degree in Marriage and Family Therapy and currently use that to manage the chaos at home! When I am not being a full-time mom and homemaker (usually during naptime!), I help my husband run his construction business. I enjoy spending time with my family, scrapbooking, family history, softball, hiking, and anything outdoors.

Why I am a Mormon

When I was about 16 years old I became good friends with a Mormon girl in my high school. She invited me to church dances and to church activities and soon I was hanging out with a whole group of Mormon kids. When I went off to college, I felt something missing in my life but I couldn't figure out what it was. I was at a street fair one day and saw a booth with missionaries from the Church at it, so I decided to go up and talk with them for a while. I gave them my contact information and they started visiting me and teaching me about the restored Gospel of Jesus Christ. But it wasn't until I had graduated from college a few years later and attended a young single adults retreat that I really found that piece of my life that was missing. At that retreat, when I decided to follow the Savior and the restored Gospel with my whole heart and spirit, that missing piece came into place and I felt whole. I am a Mormon because I believe that the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints is the Lord's true church on the earth today. I have felt this confirmation many times in my life as I listen to church leaders, read the scriptures, and pray for guidance. I continue to follow His Gospel because I believe it is the only way to maintain and acheive true happiness.

How I live my faith

I used to work with the young children in church, teaching them lessons about the Gospel and helping them to understand the Savior's love for them. Now I work with the cub scouts helping them to learn the important lessons and skills necessary to become productive citizens. Maintaining a strong family is very important to me. In our own home, we regularly participate in family activities and enjoy spending time together. In my community, I support causes that will strengthen and protect marriages and families. I also try to share my beliefs with family and friends whenever I can. I also support my family members in their desire to share the Gospel. I try to serve my family and others through prayerful guidance of their needs.

Are Mormons Christians?

Yes, Mormons are Christians. The official title of our church is the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Every thing that we participate in, believe, and support is based on the teachings of Jesus Christ, or Lord and Savior. Without Jesus, there would be no Church or Gospel as he is the head.  Show more Show less