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Hi I'm Melissa.

I was born in Phoenix, Arizona. I love my family and my friends. I am a strong student and I love learning. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

My name is Melissa and I am a Mormon. I am a high school student in Arizona. School is very important to me. I love to learn. There are so many things in the world that I want to learn about and just research. I have many friends; they are so good to me. I love to draw, I have been at it for a couple years now. I have taken many art classes at school and I am enjoying it. I can play a little on the piano and I like to sing. I love to listen to my ipod with all my music. My music is a variety of genres and I love it! I love to read. LOVE IT. It is so amazing when I get caught in a good book or series. I love to travel and learn things when I travel. Vacationing is so fun and enjoyable when I get to take time out of the normal routine and go somewhere. I'm very lucky and I have the opportunity to travel often.

Why I am a Mormon

I am a Mormon because I choose to live this gospel and I love it so much. I was blessed to be born into a family who had the gospel in their lives and I am forever grateful for that. I have friends and classmates that ask, "Why do you have to follow all these rules; why can't you choose?" When I am asked these questions, I give them an honest answer and that is that, "I get to choose." That is what is so great about it. I have the opportunity to choose. That is something that the church emphasizes. We have the agency, or freedom to choose, for ourselves. I am so thankful and so blessed to have the gospel in my life because it has such a positive affect on everything I choose to do.

How I live my faith

I am so thankful and so blessed to have the gospel in my life because it affects what I do everyday. I get up earlier in the morning to read the scriptures with my family. I then go to school earlier to make up for taking Seminary, a class in which I get to study the scriptures, during the day. I sacrifice one of my class hours and get to attend Seminary and I love it so much. It is such a great blessing in my life. Most of the people I babysit for are people I know from church. I love spending time with the kids in their homes getting to be a witness of the simple faith that they all have. I try to be the best example I can be to those around me and with whom I interact. I am so blessed by the gospel in my life and the many teachers I get to ask questions to like my leaders and my Seminary teachers. I get to plan and help out with some of the activities I participate in. I love to help out in whatever way I can.