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Hi I'm Melody

I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I'm a wife and a mother of 4. I stay home and take care of kids. I love to volunteer in my children's classrooms. I also sew, scrapbook, read, water-ski and bike. While my life is busy and hectic at times, I love participating in family activities like swimming, board games, watching movies, biking and reading out loud. I cherish the moments when I can see one of my children learning something new, or when they help each other, or they just hug and kiss me. I am amazed that through the chaos of raising a family there are those tender moments of feeling the peaceful influence of the Spirit and knowing my family has felt it too.

Why I am a Mormon

I have always been taught LDS gospel principles. I don't think there was a time when I felt like I suddenly had a testimony, it's just always been there. I do remember choosing poorly to travel with roommates and skip Sunday meetings frequently. I was surprised that after just a few weeks I really missed feeling the Spirit, and I realized how it felt not to have that in my life. I have been an active member ever since. Through the challenges of my life I have always been grateful for my Heavenly Father's care of me. I have felt His love and seen the way things, that seem impossible, suddenly are not any more because of His answers to my prayers. It doesn't often happen the way I envisioned, but it always works out better. I know that the teachings of the gospel are true, they are from Christ, because my life always improves when I try to better follow Him. I have felt the power of the priesthood in my life. When I have been sick or hurt the power of the priesthood (God's power on earth) had healed me. When I don't know how to move forward because I don't know what to do, I have prayed and had the answer come to my mind. The problem may not be completely solved, but I at least know the next step to take. I know that I am not strong enough alone to face the challenges of this life, but I know Heavenly Father loves me and wants me to succeed and through His power I can do anything that He needs or wants me to do. He has proven this to me over and over as each new challenge enters my life. I will forever be grateful for his influence in my life and I will fight with all my energy to stay true to His teachings so that I can one day return to Him and be like Him.

How I live my faith

I have served in many areas over the years. I have organized monthly activities for the adult sisters in our ward. I have taught bi-weekly activities and lessons to the 8-11 year old girls. I have taught Primary lessons. In all these I have relied on my Savior to direct my actions for good. Most recently though, I've had to truly trust my Lord because I was asked to help lead and guide the adult sisters in a ward I had just moved to and had never attended yet. I felt strongly that the Lord wanted me to do this and so I trusted Him and accepted. I have never felt the blessings of Heaven poured out upon me so freely as now. I was worried about not knowing who anyone was, but my mind has been blessed to remember so much more than before and I truly feel a love for all these sisters I serve even though I still do not know them all. I am grateful for this opportunity to do more. I find that each day is filled, but somehow I am able to accomplish a great deal more than I have in the past. I am sure there are no more hours to each day, but somehow I can move much more quickly and do what needs to be done. I love my Savior and plan to continue to serve him all my life.