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Hi I'm Mel

I'm a dad, a scuba diver, an engineer and I'm a Mormon

About Me

I am married to my college love and have a wonderful family. I'm an engineer and have worked in aerospace most of my life. It is not just something I do it is what I really enjoy. I love to scuba dive. It is something I did because my son wanted to do it so bad and then I just fell in love with the ocean.

Why I am a Mormon

 I was born to a family that were already members of the church. I became a teenager and had to figure out if this was something I really believed in or not. I spent many nights trying to figure it out. It was when I discovered that it was in the church that I felt peace and love that I decided this was for me.

How I live my faith

 Being a Mormon means that I have a chance to love and serves others. Sometimes I work with the youth. Sometimes I visit widows or young families like mine. It means doing things that make a difference. It means being part of Jesus Christ's church.

Mormons believe Jesus Christ is their Savior. Why do we need a Savior?

I remember as a child not really understanding why I would need a Savior. I would think, "God has all power why would Jesus need to die for us?" Since then I have learned how it is through Jesus Christ that God has planned for us to come back to Him. With the sacrifice of His life, I can return to Him - even though I am not perfect. He cleans me of my sins so I can be clean enough to return - if I just believe. I go through tough times every once in a while. When I think of Jesus Christ and His life here on the earth, I know that He can understand tough times. When I hurt - I know He can understand my hurt. I now know my Heavenly Father has a way for me to come back - it is through His Son and my Savior Jesus Christ. Show more Show less

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

The scriptures are a strength to me and my family. It is through studying the word of God that I am able to understand how he wants me to live. Our family tries to study together (though it can be tough with all the busy stuff that goes on). When we read it we feel God's Spirit touch our hearts. In this way I can really say it is a spiritual feast. I have had some great experiences with my kids as they ask questions or we just get talking about what we read. It bonds us together in Christ's words. I try to study on my own too. Somedays I am just reading the words. But there are other days where I really am taught and it is powerful. The scriptures are so powerful to me. I feel grateful we have them to study. Show more Show less