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Hi I'm Melissa

I am a future mother, a slurpee fanatic, and I am a Mormon.

About Me

I was born and raised in Las Vegas [a feat now days], in a place known for it's sin and debachery. Growing up though, it was normal to see half-naked ladies on billboards and gambling in grocery stores. I was raised LDS, even though my father wasn't. I had a very unique childhood, having lived on a farm in the desert but growing up with five other brothers and sisters, I loved it. I attended college in Cedar City, UT then married my high school sweetheart once he got home from his mission. My husband was baptized into the Church when he was 18 years old and served a mission in Uruguay. We are now expecting our first child while I work full-time and my husband attends UNLV.

Why I am a Mormon

Growing up in the Church often allows children to take their time to develop their own testimony. During my turbulent high school years, I struggled with my identity and faith but my mother never game up on me. Even when I would ditch early morning seminary or would be mean to everyone around me, she knew I'd find my way. My husband's interest in the church helped ignite my testimony. I've always known the Church was true but it's not always easy doing whats right. Doing the right thing is hardly ever easy, but it is always worth it. Most of my friends are of other or of no faith at all. This has allowed me to live my testimony through my actions and words.

How I live my faith

I still encounter people everyday who have never heard of Mormons. They are always perplexed as to why I abstain from coffee, alcohol, tobacco or don't use swear words. It's never easy trying to explain to someone why I believe what I believe, but I want everyone to know where I stand and what I believe in. My husband and I faced a lot of negative feedback from family and friends when we decided to get married so young and in the Temple, but these decisions have paved the pathway for our eternal family. No one is perfect and everyone has problems, but living the gospel doesn't restrict my choices but gives me freedom and joy!