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Hi I'm Melinda

I am a stay at home mom who tries to be an active participant in my community.

About Me

I graduated from college with a degree in education, but instead of working in a school I have chosen to stay home with my kids. I love being there when they come home from school and I love being able to help out at the schools. Having worked in schools a little, I love being able to make myself available to teachers and staff at the school, to try and make their lives a little easier. I have also spent the last 4 years as a member of the PTO board at my children's school, putting together activities and fundraisers to aid in the school, and helping the recognize the great work that the teachers do. When am asked about my hobbies, something I do just for myself, I usually only give one answer. I love to read. I do it for both pleasure and to enlarge my knowledge of the world around me. I have actively participated in a book group for the last six years. It has been a great opportunity to read books that I otherwise wouldn't have chosen for myself and then to discuss the books.

Why I am a Mormon

My family, both paternal and maternal, have been members of the LDS church for a very long time. I have been blessed with ancestors who crossed the plains with the early Mormon pioneers. As a child I attended Sunday school and youth group and was taught at home by my parents, who often shared their testimony of the gospel with their children. I always knew it was a choice I was going to have to make for myself. As a teenager I independently studied the scriptures and though I never had a vision or heard a voice, I always had a peaceful feeling when I was reading my scriptures or attending meetings and activities where the gospel was discussed and when I was around those who were trying to do the same.

How I live my faith

I have opportunities every day to live my faith. At various times in my adult life I have been able to serve the members of my congregation. I have taught the youth, I have taught the 3 year old class, I have worked as a secretary in the women's organization, and most recently I have worked to organize both Sunday and weekday activities by serving in the presidency of the children's group. Every month I have the opportunity to go with another woman in my congregation to visit 3 other women in our congregation. We are their both to visit and get to know each other, and to also help strengthen each others testimonies and feed our spirits.