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Hi I'm Megan

I'm from Colorado. I'm finishing up college in Utah at Brigham Young University in Chemical Engineering. I'm a Mormon!

About Me

I enjoy many things. In high school I was a big part of the theater program. My two favorite productions were South Pacific, and The Miracle Worker. In addition to theater, I was involved in multiple choirs and I play piano. I also loved going to sports games. I still love going to sports in college; football is my favorite. I'm majoring in Chemical Engineering and loving it! I took a year and a half break from school to serve a full time mission for the church. The gospel has blessed my life and I want to share that with others.

Why I am a Mormon

I have been a Mormon all my life. There comes a time in everyone's life when they have to decide whether they believe the church or not. They have to find out for themselves. That time came for me when I was in middle school. One summer, I went to a girls' camp sponsored by the church. One night, we were sitting under the stars and decided to sing "How Great Thou Art." I had an overwhelming feeling during that song the church is true. At that moment, I knew that God was aware of me and my search for answers. I committed to living His gospel from that time on. It is not easy to be Mormon. I was scoffed at and made fun of for much of my time in high school, but because I know it's true, it is worth it.

How I live my faith

While at college, I participate in a Young Single Adult ward, which is a congregation for singles' that are between the ages of 18 and 30. We have small groups that get together every week as "families" because many of us are far away from home. I also visit teach two girls, which basically means I check up on them at least once a month and make sure that they are surviving college life. I have served as a Relief Society Instructor. This means that I taught the other women in my ward about once a month if not more during the last half hour to an hour of our church meetings on Sunday. I love teaching because it gives me a chance to research topics that I may not have gone into with much depth before. I get to hear the experience of the women I teach and their testimonies. I much prefer holding a discussion than just preaching to them. We all have different insights, and can help each other. I served a full time mission in the Maryland Baltimore Mission. I spent my day trying to share the restored gospel and Christ with those that I came in contact with. The gospel has brought so much joy to my life and I know it can improve the quality of anyone's life!

Why was a Restoration of the Gospel needed? Haven’t we always had the Bible?

Megan
The following example shows the need for a Restoration, I think. The catholic church has been around for a very long time. There was a tradition that was based on a misinterpretation of the scripture. This lead many people to believe for hundreds of years that Mary Magdalene was a prostitute. Just recently (in 1969) the Vatican discovered the error and corrected it. However, hundreds of people still believe that Mary was a prostitute. Awkward. How many other traditions of every church is based off misinterpretations? This also shows the importance for an open cannon of scripture; the fact that God still talks to his prophets and apostles on Earth. These misinterpretations and false traditions can be corrected before too much damage is done to the actual gospel that we believe to be true. Show more Show less