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Hi I'm Melissa

I'm a daughter, a sister, a wife, a mother, a nurse, and I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I come from a family of 5 brothers and 2 sisters. I am married and have three great kids. I get to divide my days between my children and being a nurse. My favorite thing to do is to tuck my kids into bed at night, leave my husband in charge, and sneak off to the library. I also enjoy running and have completed a few 5k.

Why I am a Mormon

I was raised in the church, but there comes a time in everyone's life when they have to decide for themselves if the gospel is true. That time came for me when I was seventeen. I prayed to know if what I had been taught was true. I felt at peace as I prayed. I eventually had the opportunity to serve a mission in Argentina, where my testimony was strengthened. As I taught the principles of the gospel to the people in Argentina, I developed a greater witness to the gospel of Jesus Christ. Living the gospel of Jesus Christ gives me peace, strength and a direction to lead myself and my family.

How I live my faith

The most important thing that I do is to pray and read my scriptures. After I take care of my personal spirituality, I strive to teach my children. During breakfast, we read the scriptures together as a family. This is not always easy to do, but we hope this helps our children start their day off right. We try set aside one day a week to teach our children the gospel. We attend church on Sundays and various activities throughout the week. We strive to live the principles of the gospel...love, kindness, charity, honesty. Those principles have to come from the home, they cannot be fully taught at school. We have a saying by Harold B. Lee, a former prophet of the church, on our family room wall. It says, "The most important work you will ever do will be within the walls of your own home." By living my faith, it strengthens myself and my family.