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Hi I'm Melissa

I grew up in Las Vegas. I'm studying to become a PA. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I recently got married to the most amazing man I know. I love being a wife and am finding a new love of cooking. I LOVE LOVE LOVE college football. My team...BYU. In my mind, there's nothing better than game day. Currently, I am a student studying to become a PA. This keeps me really busy, but I love that I'm able to help people. When I’m not in school, I love to travel and see different places, experience different cultures, and meet people from all over the world.

Why I am a Mormon

I’m a Mormon because I’ve found happiness by living what the gospel teaches. I know that I am a child of God and he wants what is best for me. He wants me to succeed in life and serve and love those around me. I have found that when I am trying to serve others as Christ did, that I find true happiness in my life. I know God and Jesus Christ have a plan for us and that we are not here on accident. All they want is for us to be happy so we can return to live with them again someday. The teachings of our church have brought me peace in times of discouragement and have given me confidence in times of doubt. I know I am a better person because I’m a Mormon.

How I live my faith

I love serving in the church. There are so many great opportunities to learn and grow as we serve others. Currently I work with the youth. I get to teach them on Sundays and plan activities for them during the week. I know being a teenager is an impressionable time in anyone’s life, and I want to be a friend to those girls and let them know they are daughter’s of God and they are wonderful. My husband and I also teach a temple prep class for those of our faith that are preparing to enter our temple. This has allowed me to work with people who are preparing to go out and serve missions for our church and see what faithful young people we have who are willing to serve the Lord.

What is being a Mormon like?

Melissa
Being a Mormon is the best. When you live the teachings of the church, you can't help but be happy. So many times in life I've been asked why I smile all the time, I guess the answer is because I follow the teachings of the church. We believe that we are here on this earth to find joy and by doing what we're supposed to be doing, we will find joy. Heavenly Father has a plan of happiness for us and I have found that from living righteously. One of my favorite parts of being a Mormon is our focus on families. My family means everything to me. They are always there for me no matter what is going on in my life. It feels good to always be supported and loved. We believe that families are forever and I am excited to always have my family with me. We want to share the happiness we feel with others. We are always striving to be a little better. I do this personally by trying to serve other people. This can be my family, neighbors, co-workers, or pretty much anyone I meet. I have found that when you serve others, it not only makes them feel good, but you feel better about yourself as well. Show more Show less