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Hi I'm Morgan

I grew up in Tempe, Arizona and graduated from ASU. I am a teacher. I'm married to my best friend. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I live in Arizona with my husband and two cats. We have been married almost a year. Time flies when you're married to your best friend. I earned a Master's degree in Educational Technology and I've been teaching 5th grade for six years. In my spare time, I like to watch any and all reality TV, namely Survivor, So You Think You Can Dance, and American Idol. I love to read and a few of my favorite titles include "Les Miserables", "The Power of One", "Dracula", "The Poisonwood Bible", and "The Art of Racing in the Rain". In the past year, I decided I needed a new hobby, so I have taught myself how to quilt. I enjoy playing the piano, but only for my kitties, not in public! My absolute favorite thing to do is travel. I taught English in Thailand and it was one of the best experiences of my life. Despite the language barrier, I made some of my best friends there. Southeastern Asia is my favorite destination, but I have also been to Japan, Venezuela, and various countries in Europe. I hope that one day my husband will get the travel bug and we can spend our vacations having adventures in new places!

Why I am a Mormon

I was raised in a Mormon family and taught the LDS faith since a child. My dad was raised in an inactive Mormon family but chose to attend church alone and serve a full-time mission. My mom was raised Catholic and became a Mormon when she met my dad. She noticed something 'different' about him on their first date: he didn't drink coffee. That was enough to spark her interest and she agreed to meet with the missionaries. Both my parents have a strong testimony of Jesus Christ and they raise their kids to believe in Him and His atonement. We attended church every Sunday. When I turned 15 years old, I realized that I needed to have a testimony of my own of Jesus Christ, and not depend on my parents' anymore. I prayed to God that he would let me know if The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints was His true church on this earth today, led by a living prophet. I received a very distinct answer to my prayer. A thought entered my mind, and I believe it was the Holy Ghost. He said to me, "Morgan, you already know the church is true." Having my own testimony of Jesus Christ has not made my life perfect. I still have struggles and difficulties, failures and faults. However, I know that I am a Child of God, and He knows me, cares about me, and loves me. He knows that I exist. He listens and answers my prayers. Maybe not in the time-frame I want Him to, but He DOES answer my prayers. I know that my life has meaning and purpose. I make mistakes on a daily basis, but through repentance, I can be forgiven of all my sins. I will do everything I can to return to live with Him and my family someday. How reassuring that my family is eternal! There is no greater blessing than to know that my husband and I are married forever, not just for time. This blessing is available to all who will believe in His name and be baptized.

How I live my faith

I believe that every person on this earth has a special purpose. I also believe that one of the best ways for God to perform miracles is through His children! I love being active in church and serving people around me. You never know when your kind words or deeds can really help to brighten someone's day. I try to listen to the Spirit and heed the promptings I receive, such as visiting a friend who might be in need, taking a meal to a family that is going through a difficult time, or sending a card in the mail thanking someone for how they made my day special. I try to remember that at my baptism, I made a promise to always remember Christ. Are the things I do and say something he can be proud of? If not, how can I do better? My life is all about checks and balances. I know I cannot be perfect, but there aspects of my life that I can try to perfect.