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Hi I'm Melonie

I grew up in Renton, Washington I am happily married and the mother of 9 wonderful children. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I like running I just started jogging with a friend of mine a few years ago, to get in shape and feel healthier. This month I ran my first 10 k. It helps me to feel healthy and gives me an opportunity to visit with my friends and family members.  I am the mother of 7 daughters and 2 sons. My oldest is 20 years old and just received her Bachelors degree in Social work. My youngest is 4 and loves stories and friends. I have a bachelors of Science degree in Psychology. I love spending time with my family and watching my children grow and develop.

Why I am a Mormon

 I love Jesus Christ. I am so grateful for what he has given me. I am grateful for the knowledge I have that He suffered and died for me so that I could be happy. I know he was resurrected, is perfect and is the Savior of the world. Because of Him I will be resurrected with a perfect body and can live with Him and my family forever. I know I am a spirit child of a Heavenly Father who loves me and wants me to be happy. The Book of Mormon hand in hand with the bible helps me understand the gospel Jesus Christ gave us here on the earth. We have a living prophet on the earth today, who communicates with God, just like Moses, and Noah did. The priesthood that Jesus gave his apostles when he was on the earth is here for us. I can't imagine life without the knowledge of all this. Life would be sad dreary and scarey. I am grateful for the constant help and comfort the Gospel of Jesus Christ gives me.

How I live my faith

I love being a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. The main way I try to live my faith, is by doing my best to be Christ like, and treat others the way He would treat them. I find this brings happiness to me and those around me. I try to do what He would want me to do all the time, and when I do this I feel that he inspires me to do more good and tells me how to help those around me to be happier.

What is the Book of Mormon?

The Book of Mormon a testament of Jesus Christ it is spiritual record of the people in Ancient America and how they came to be here. It is a record written by real prophets, of people who escaped Jerusalem when it was going to be under siege and their story of when they chose to follow Christ and when they did not. It starts 600 years before Christ was born and goes until about 420 AD. It tells of the events leading up to and Christ's visit to the America's after he was resurrected. It tells how people prosper and are happy when they are humble and follow their Savior, Jesus Christ, and how pride and selfishness causes their demise.  As I read the Book of Mormon, I feel closer to Heavenly Father and Jesus Christ and I know what direction they want me to go. I am a better wife and mother because I read the Book of Mormon and the Bible each day and receive inspiration on how to lead my life. Show more Show less