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Hi I'm Melissa

I grew up in Mesa, Arizona, got married in 1995 in Mesa temple and have 6 wonderful children. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I spend my days at home as a homemaker caring for my children. I am the mother of six children and am grateful for the opportunity to be at home with them. I have a good husband that has always understood the importance of me being at home. Although staying at home may seem like a simple career choice, it is not without many needed skills. I am continually learning. I find myself struggling to keep up at times but I've learned to focus mostly on what MUST be done and the rest will happen in time. I'm sure that I have the greatest, most rewarding job EVER! One of my hobbies is penny pinching. I love thrift store shopping, and finding the BEST deal. It is so fun to see just how far the money can go. It's a bit of an addiction. :)

Why I am a Mormon

There are many reasons that I have chosen to be an active member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints all of my life. First of all, I cannot imagine living my life without the companionship of the Holy Ghost. It is truly the greatest gift that my loving Heavenly Father has provided me with here on this earth. I feel love, comfort, guidance, patience, forgiveness and so much more through the Holy Ghost. I find myself able to do things that I would not otherwise be able to do on my own. Another reason is that I feel a debt of gratitude to my brother Jesus Christ for the unbelievable sacrifice that he made for me and each of us. For all that he suffered, so that we could return to live with our Father in Heaven. My desire is to follow his example and continue to live as a disciple of him. I hope that through my actions and willingness to follow him that I will show the world that he lived and that I know he truly was the son of God, the Savior of the world. I have learned much about who I am and the purpose of this mortal existence. I know that I am a daughter of God, created in his image. I know that my choices here on earth matter. I have learned that I am builing up treasures in heaven when I serve others and share the truth. I've learned this through study of The Book of Mormon. I have a testimony that Joseph Smith was a true prophet of God. The spirit has confirmed this to be and can confirm this to each of us. I cannot express the gratitude I have to know that I belong to the true church here upon the earth. I feel so blessed.

How I live my faith

I currently serve as a choir director in my ward. I work with a group of youth and adults that come together to practice and then perform beautiful music in our meetings. I am grateful to see the sacrifice of others as they share personal talents and serve our ward members. I also serve as a visiting teacher and have the opportunity to visit sisters in different circumstances. This helps me to think of others more than I might otherwise. I love and enjoy the frienships that develop over the years. I pray for my sisters often and hope that they will feel that Heavenly Father knows and loves them. I had an experience once while serving as a visiting teacher. I visited a sister that was a single mom with several young children. I was praying daily for her to have the desire to be at church each Sunday, so that she and her children might be spiritually uplifted. I also was praying that no matter what difiiculties she was facing she would know that Heavenly Father knew her very personally and cared about the decisions she made. While on my knees, I had a distinct impression that I was the one that could make this happen. Heavenly Father was letting me know that he needed my help. I was taught a valuable lesson that day, that my hands truly were his. I am grateful for this experience as it teaches me to be more like my Savior, Jesus Christ. He taught that each day we should find ourselves in the service of our fellow beings. I am grateful for the many different church callings I have had throughout my life. Each has taught me the importance of service.