What Is a Church Community?
Loading.....

The video player could not be built.

Do you want to chat with a missionary?

We are happy to answer any questions you may have. Start a chat or call us at 1-888-537-6600.

Hi I'm Megan.

I grew up in Washington state. I am a stay-at-home mom to my two little boys. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I grew up in a large, blended family in the Pacific Northwest. I have three "full" brothers, two stepbrothers, two stepsisters, one half brother and two half sisters. I never knew anything different than that, so they all feel like "full" siblings to me. It was wonderful growing up with so many siblings and always having someone to play with. I went to college at BYU where I met my husband of 5 years. I obtained a degree in Elementary Education and taught 4th grade before having my first son. We now have two little boys I stay at home with. I love to take them on walks to the park and watch them discover the world. When I have spare time I like to create anything and everything. I blog, craft, cook, bake, and sew. I also love to read and discuss books in book clubs with my friends.

Why I am a Mormon

I was raised as a Mormon and it has always been easy for me to believe and have faith. My parents taught me the Gospel of Jesus Christ from a young age. They taught me the commandments and the standards of our church. I have always seen those commandments and standards as a protection instead of a loss of freedom. For example, the commandment to keep the Word of Wisdom (abstaining from harmful substances for the body such as alcohol, drugs, tobacco) has never felt like a restriction. Instead, I have the freedom of good health. I never have to worry about my judgment being impaired or being a slave to any kind of addiction. I know that every commandment and standard we have is there to protect us and help us be truly happy. I believe the teachings of this church with all my heart. One of those teachings is that of eternal families. My family is the most important thing in my life. I know that if I try to be like Christ and keep the Commandments of God that my family can be together forever. Less than a year ago my dad passed away after having cancer and undergoing a bone marrow transplant. I had never imagined I would lose him at such a young age and that my children would not have him as a grandpa throughout their lives. Now, more than ever, I cling to the knowledge of eternal families to comfort me in his passing. I know I will be reunited with my dad someday. This church and its teachings bring me true happiness. I am always blessed when I follow Jesus Christ. I have learned for myself that this church is true.

How I live my faith

One way I live my faith is by serving with the young women at church. I am a teacher to the 14-15 year old girls for their Sunday lessons. I am also involved with planning activities for them to help them grow spiritually, learn new skills, or just have fun! In addition to serving with the young women, I visit my assigned sisters each month to share a spiritual message with them and see if they have any needs I can help with. I try to take advantage of service opportunities when they come my way. On a more personal level, I live my faith by scripture study, prayer and church attendance. I feel the Spirit when I do these things and am able to continue to develop a relationship with God and Jesus Christ. I also strive to be a good example to others, especially my children. I just try to do as the Savior would have me do, and teach my boys about Him.