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Hi I'm Megan

I grew up in Colorado I teach high school English as a second language. I'm newly married with four stepdaughters. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

Most of my time is spent being a high school teacher. I teach students from all over the world who come to the United States. It can be so exciting an fun to watch them learn a new language. In the summers I love to travel and explore the wonderful mountains of Colorado. When I'm not at work, I spend time with my husband and my stepdaughters. They bring such a great joy to my life! I married a little later in life, after college and graduate school, after traveling all over the US and Europe, after starting a career, and after buying and remodeling my first home. I know more about changing a light socket or installing a faucet than I do about baby food or diaper changes. But that's OK by me; I'm just learning how to be a parent. I enjoy biking and walking outdoors and love to try out cuisine from different countries of the world. And when my husband and I have some down time together, we do a crossword puzzle.

Why I am a Mormon

I am a Mormon because I am so skeptical. It is hard for me to believe much of what people consider to be religious beliefs. However, as I have read and studied The Book of Mormon I have had an undeniable witness in my soul that this is a true record of a people led to the Americas centuries ago. These same people were visited by Jesus Christ after his resurrection in Jerusalem. And only a prophet of God could have the power and ability to bring those records to us. That prophet was Joseph Smith. As I have learned about him, I noticed that he was a little skeptical of the beliefs of his time too. But he trusted God, prayed, and got an answer from God. I believe that God cares as much for the people on earth now as he did when Christ was on the earth. So it only seems right to me that he would still be answering prayers and sending prophets. And because God loves all of his children, he would want all of them to have the same opportunities to learn of Him and return to Him. The Mormon temples are built to give all people those same opportunities. If we live the gospel of Jesus Christ, we will be blessed in this live and have the opportunity to be together as families forever. This is why I am a Mormon.

How I live my faith

My faith in Jesus Christ guides most of my daily decisions. Because I believe that God is real and that I can return to live with Him, I try to act in ways that will bring me closer to being like Him. At work I meet people from all over the world, from Timbuktu to Taipei and I see how much we are all alike because we are all children of a loving Heavenly Father. At church I get to teach all the children and learn from them to love and have faith in God and others. Children are trusting and believing; they haven't yet been jaded by their own mistakes or by those around them. What a joy it is to hear them sing about their love of God and to hear their tender and sincere prayers of faith. My responsibility as a Primary President is to lead and direct all the teachers of the children at church. Some of my professional training as a teacher help me to train others how to teach children the gospel of Jesus Christ. But mostly, I get to see how teaching the children allows us as adults to develop faith like a child and to be forgiving and loving and accepting of others.