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Hi I'm Melissa

I'm a Mormon.

About Me

 I am 27 years old. I've only recently realized what I want to do in my professional life. I'm going to school to be a social worker. I want to help change the world. But for now, I go to a community college cheaper than a university!, work as a massage therapist, and I care for my aging grandfather. My life gets kinda crazy sometimes with all that I have going on, but whenever I feel like I can't manage, like it is too crazy is when I ask the Lord to lighten my load. He always helps me.

Why I am a Mormon

 I was born a Mormon, but even being born Mormon you still have to find out for yourself if it is true, you have to go through your own conversion. I have received a testimony that this is true. I am willing to say that to anyone who would ask me. There was a time that I doubted that this was the right place for me, but as I studied the Book of Mormon and the Bible, I came to know that this was God's church. This is the same church that Christ established when he was on the Earth, restored again to the Earth. And since this is God's church, there is room for everyone. He desires all of us His children to know His Son, Jesus Christ, to be baptized, and to serve Him. As I study the scriptures and go to church I have a warm, happy feeling that I recognize as the Spirit of God teaching me that the things I'm learning are true.

How I live my faith

 Mormons live their religion every day, or so they should. It effects every part of my life, in a good way. I don't drink alcohol because I'm Mormon, for example, not just on Sundays, but everyday. I live my faith by doing what I think Christ would want me to do. I often think "what would Jesus do?" WWJD. This question and the Spirit's guidance help me make decisions in my life. In my congregation, I organize activities that are just for the women of the congregation. We get together once per month on a day other than Sunday, to meet, strengthen, and serve one another and our community.

What is the Atonement of Jesus Christ? Why was it necessary for Jesus Christ to sacrifice His life?

Melissa
 The Atonement of Jesus Christ refers to the price He paid for us. He suffered in the Garden of Gethsemane for us that we might repent of our sins and be made clean so that we might live with Him and our Father, God again in Heaven. It not only allows us to repent of our sins, but it covers our sorrows, our worries, our fears, our sicknesses, our addictions, our temptations as well. Christ suffered all things for us so he can relate to us. No matter what our problem is He felt it, at that time in Gethsemane He went through it. Because He went through it too, He can help guide us through as well. Show more Show less