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Hi I'm Melissa

I'm a wife, I'm a Lawyer, I'm a business owner, and I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I'm a 26 years old Aussie girl. I'm the second eldest of 6 children. I've been married for 1 year to an amazing man, who I have been with for 8 years. He is a passionate architect, an incredible husband and makes me so happy! I feel like I have been studying non-stop since I started primary school at 5 years of age. So far I have 2 degrees and 2 graduate diplomas and there are probably more to come. I work as a lawyer in family law. I spend my work week helping people with their legal issues after a family break-up, such as: care arrangements for children, splitting of property, domestic violence orders and child support etc. I feel like the Court room is my second home and I spend a lot of my week there. I have also started my own business selling modest wedding dresses from my home, which keeps me busy outside of my full-time work. I love to travel the world. I spent 10 weeks earlier this year travelling overseas. So far I have travelled to 24 different countries around the world throughout Africa, Europe, UK, Asia, Middle East & the Pacific Islands. I have travelled to each of these countries with my wonderful travel partner - my husband. I would definitely say I have the travel bug and hope to keep the number of countries visited growing year by year.

Why I am a Mormon

I was raised as a mormon but I have come to know that it is true for myself. I'm a Mormon because it makes me happy and helps me to be the best person that I can be. I have experienced many difficult trials in my life and the gospel has given me knowledge and understanding of the purpose of things and what is important, and has helped me to come through these challenging times as a better and stronger person. It gives me incredible guidance and direction in my life. The teachings help me to be more like my Saviour Jesus Christ. I know that God loves me and knows me personally and wants what is best for me. I also know that he hears and answers my prayers. I have had many incredible experiences through prayer and have received guidance and direction for my life from God . I know that when I am doing the right things that God wants me to do being, then I am happy and I receive so many incredible blessings from him. I know the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints is true and has the fullness of Christ's church on earth and I love it!

How I live my faith

I strive to be more Christlike each day that I live. I try to be honest, reliable, hardworking, caring and try to help others wherever I can. I pray to God and read my scriptures daily. I attend Church and visit the Temple each week. I am currently a youth leader to the girls aged 12 - 18 years and I love it. I teach classes to them on Sundays and do other activities with them each Tuesday night and at other times. I visit once month with other women in my local area to share a message and to see if there is anything that I can do to help. I also get involved in various service opportunities in the Community.