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Hi I'm Melody

I'm a wife, a mother, and a grandmother. I lived in Alaska. I'm a cancer survivor. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I'm a stay-at-home mother of four (now grown) children and I have seven grandchildren. I love to read, make cards, scrapbook, and do family history.

Why I am a Mormon

I was born to parents who were already members, but I stayed a Mormon because I came to know for myself that this is the true church, that Jesus Christ is my Savior, and that we have a loving Heavenly Father who cares about us.

How I live my faith

Being a Mormon means more than just going to church every week. It is a personal code of honor that I live by. I try to be a good neighbor and friend to those around me. I try to remember to treat others as Jesus Christ would want me to. This is especially important in my family. I work hard to treat my family as nicely as I do others around me. We recently moved to be closer to our children and grandchildren. I want to be able to be a good example for my grandchildren in how to live like Jesus would want us to. I love to invite them over to do crafts with me and talk with them while we work.

What is the Relief Society?

The Relief Society is a marvelous organization specifically for the women in the church age 18 and over. It is like belonging to the best club in the world. Everyone there is encouraged to help each other. I can call anyone in my ward Relief Society and find a friend. We love to serve each other - giving "relief" to those around us, whether they are members of our church or not. We participate in humanitarian efforts that bless people we have never met and will never meet. That's okay, because we recognize that all are God's children and worthy of our love and service. We meet together in class on Sunday, studying the gospel together with a woman's perspective. We work hard to follow our living Prophet and our Savior Jesus Christ. We learn together how to be better wives and mothers. Our motto is "Charity Never Faileth", meaning that we will always look for ways to help and serve each other. Show more Show less