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Hi I'm Melanee.

I love to learn and study new things. I went back and earned a doctorate while raising five children. I'm disabled. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I grew up on a dairy farm and just love the outdoors. I have many things that keep me busy -- my children being a main area. However, I love to learn. I went back to college and earned my doctorate after having five children. I have taught myself heirloom seed preservation. I love to do canning and cooking and baking! I also have rendered fat from wild animals to make homemade soap. I have hobbies such as sewing, quilting, and doing embroidery -- specifically Temari. I'm learning all the time new things as I just find so much joy in being able to learn. I also just love the friends that I make while doing my many projects. They are diverse and make the fun on projects all the more enjoyable as I get to hear about their lives and share interests.

Why I am a Mormon

I love Jesus Christ. As I have worked through trials, such as becoming disabled, I knew of the love and support Jesus gave. He has been to the lowest levels, and He brought me comfort as my disorder took away my health and strength. I find the peace that the Gospel of Jesus Christ brings to my life to be extremely dear to my heart. Knowing the truth and being able to study and feel the Holy Spirit as I study the book of Mormon and the Bible is so priceless. The gospel truly have kept peace in my life as I've struggled with problems or questions. I have a very strong testimony. In the 7th grade, I remember really praying and needing peace. My homelife as a child was difficult. Heavenly Father answered my prayers and I grew to love the Gospel as I studied and learned more -- and as I prayed. I know that Joseph Smith really brought the gospel in fullness back to this Earth. I have prayed and received an answer of the truthfulness. I am so glad that the gospel is part of my life and that I have been able to have it there.

How I live my faith

I am involved with several community groups that help people. I help with a project that makes blankets for children who suffer trauma or life threatening diseases. I also am involved with the young boys as a committee chair for the Cub Scouts group. I have taught classes at Church with the young children. Helping others to learn home making skills like sewing, canning, baking, etc has been a source of joy.

What do Mormons believe about the nature of God?

God is our Heavenly Father. He is not as an earthy parent, and because He knows all and loves us more than we can ever know, He is there to truly help and support us. He has an immortal body that is perfect. We know that He is kind and just and that He is merciful to us as we struggle to live our lives as best we can. He knows we will make mistakes, but as we turn to Him and learn of the plan He has for us to learn and grow and try, He supports us and loves us through our difficulties. Because He is a very loving Father, He wants us to return to Him after this life. Also, since He loves us so much, He knows us individually. He is a perfect Father. He rules our universe. Since we are His children, we are created in His image. I am very grateful that I have the hope the gospel brings to really know what my Heavenly Father is like. Having a loving Father in Heaven is just a wonderful thing to ponder. In His love, just like we strive, He has to let us try and learn. That can't be easy to have us all struggling. However, it is part of the plan for us to be here and learn and not have God just do everything for us and make everything perfect and problem free. Show more Show less