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Hi I'm Melani

I'm an adoptive mother of 3. I help run our small family business. I am a Mormon.

About Me

I am an adoptive mom of 3 beautiful children. My husband and I run a small business together, which gives me the opportunity to be home with the kids and experience the little moments of their lives. I enjoy reading, floral design, exercising, and cooking. I love trying new recipes and reliving memories through old recipes passed down from my wonderful family. I live in a rural area with a laid back community. We don't have to worry about traffic or crowds here. A great place to raise a family.

Why I am a Mormon

I grew up a member of this church. Even though it has always been a part of my life, I have had moments that have pushed me to question and reaffirm my faith. I can't imagine not knowing what I know and believe. It has always been a part of my existence on Earth and it guides me each day. I don't feel lost or alone because I know why I am here and where I am going.

How I live my faith

I am currently working with the 12 to 18 year-old girls. I help them learn leadership skills that they will use throughout their lives. They plan meaningful weekly activities for their age group and at times for all the girls up to age 18. We love to do service activities and reach out to others who may need our help. It is very fulfilling to watch them develop their friendships, their relationship with their Heavenly Father, and deep core values in their lives.

What is a “testimony” that Mormons speak of?

A testimony is the undeniable feeling within your heart that something is true and you believe in it. When you feel this through your whole being, this is the Holy Ghost confirming that what your mind knows in in sync with your spirit. I know that my Heavenly Father lives and loves me and is waiting for me to return to Him with honor. I know that Jesus Christ came to this Earth for all people and made it possible to overcome this Earth and the sins of the world through the Atonement. I know that the prophet Joseph Smith restored this beautiful gospel to the earth and am grateful to be a part of it at this time. I know that Thomas S. Monson leads the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints at this time and always look forward to hearing his words and guidance. I know these things because of the undeniable feeling I have felt over and over that confirms these things are the truth. Show more Show less