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Hi I'm Melissa

I'm a mom of 4 who started her family very early in life. I'm a mormon.

About Me

 I started my family early in life. I was only 17 when I got married and had my first child. I have both worked outside the home and stayed home with my children. I like staying home with my kids the best. I like to sing, scrapbook, and make things. I love to be a part of my children's lives. My greatest joy in life is my children. I have suffered with depression most of my married life and I'm constantly battling not to let it take over my life. I serve in the Stake Young Women's Presidency and I love Girls Camp. The things I enjoy doing with my family are camping, going for walks, watching the kids play and interact with thier friends, and playing family games.

Why I am a Mormon

 I was born and raised in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints. My family was always active. I struggled throughout my life to gain my own testimony but I have learned that our testimonies come a little at a time as we test our faith and learn to rely on the Lord. I could not imagine living day to day without the knowledge of who I am and what I can become. I could not get through life without the companionship of the Holy Ghost and my Savior Jesus Christ.

How I live my faith

 I try to make good choices every day. I struggle to do the things daily that I know I should. But I don't give up. I try to set a good example for my children and stay involved in thier lives so I can be aware of the things I need to be teaching them. I serve in my calling as 2nd counselor in the Stake YW Presidency as faithfully as I can. I also try to set a good example to those around me who aren't members, especially the parents of my children's friends. I attend Sunday Services and weekly activities as often as I can because I enjoy feeling the Spirit as it guides me in my life.

Why do Mormons perform baptisms for the dead?

Melissa
 We believe there are people who have passed on that have accepted the gospel in Paradise. They can not be baptized where they are so we do that by proxy for them here on earth. We do not know who has accepted the gospel and who hasn't, so we do the work and those individuals who have passed on can choose to accept the ordinance or not.  Show more Show less

Why do Mormons baptize their new members?

Melissa
We are a covenant making people. By choosing to be baptized, we say to our Heavenly Father that not only do we believe this gospel to be true, but we are telling him that we want to commit to live how he wants us to. We promise our Heavenly Father that we will take the name of our Savior Jesus Christ upon us by setting a good example and representing him righteously. We promise to always remember him and his hand in our life. We promise to keep his commandments. We promise to serve and love one another. Our Heavenly Father promises us that he will forgive us of our sins if we truly repent and he will remember them no more, and he also promises that as we fulfill our promises to him that we will have the spirit of the Holy Ghost with us to guide us, protect us, and comfort us. Baptism is the first of many ordinances we perform that involve coventants with our Heavenly Father and enable us to return to live with him again along with our eternal families. Show more Show less