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Hi I'm Meghan E.

I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I come from a family of 8 children with a loving mom and dad who raised us on a small farm in Oregon. My parents homeschooled all of us from kindergarten through high school. We loved spending time together taking care of our animals and garden. When I was 11 years old, we moved to Washington. When my dad had a heart attack I was introduced to hospitals and developed a fascination with the medical profession. When I began attending college I got my nursing degree. I attended nursing school with my younger sister and together we helped each other finish our degree. Now we are both registered nurses. I work in surgical services and am fulfilling my dream of helping people who are in times of great need. When I am not at the hospital you can usually find me spending time with my amazing husband, working on homework for my Bachelor's degree, playing the piano, playing sports like volleyball and soccer, and reading books. Life is wonderful!!!

Why I am a Mormon

My parents raised me in the church. I grew up singing the songs taught to young children and learned lessons about "Eternal Families" and "I Am A Child of God". When my 8th birthday came around, I decided I wanted to be baptized. I knew in my heart that this was very important. I was very nervous before my baptism day. When I sat next to my Dad and listened to two of my dearest friends bear testimony of the gospel, I was blessed with a peaceful feeling. My Dad baptized me and as I came out of the water, I knew I had done the right thing. An overwhelming warmth enveloped me and I remember feeling so happy. Growing up in the church I have always believed in my Heavenly Father and that I am a spirit daughter of His. I believed that Jesus is my Savior and he atoned for my sins. I believed that the Book of Mormon is another testament of Jesus Christ. I believed that Joseph Smith approached Heavenly Father in prayer and was visited by God directly. I believed that through divine direction, Joseph Smith restored the true church on the earth and was called to be a prophet. I also believed that we have a living prophet today who receives revelation from Heavenly Father. But for me, just believing was not enough. I had to know for myself. I read the Book of Mormon and fasted and prayed for answers. After fasting and prayer, I now can say that I KNOW all those things to be true. I know it because of the whisperings of the Spirit and the warm feeling I get when I pray. I see the blessings and the miracles that we receive. This gospel is true and I am so happy to be a part of it. I am a child of God and he loved me enough to restore the gospel at a time when I could be a part of it.

How I live my faith

Anything worth having does not come without some work and effort on the part of the individual. The church is something I treasure and it stands to reason that I must work on living the gospel and showing my faith in God through my behavior. At church I have a calling as a teacher to 6-7 year old children. It is a special privilege to have the opportunity to teach these kids the same things that I remember being taught. This calling also helps me remember the basics of the gospel and reminds me to work on being a good example of my faith. In addition to teaching primary, I am also the assistant ward organist. This means I get to play the piano and organ for church meetings. I strongly believe in the power of music and am glad I get the opportunity to bring the Spirit of God into meetings through my music. I also try to live the standards of dress, language and behavior in my daily life. I read the Book of Mormon and I pray every day. I look to Heavenly Father for guidance and peace. I try to treat my family the way that God would want me to treat them. And I am working towards building an eternal family of my own with my husband.