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Hi I'm Meghan.

I'm a fourth generation Arizonan. I love teaching, running and cooking. I'm a mother of three and I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I'm an avid runner and enjoy participating in the annual Turkey Trot on Thanksgiving Day. I also enjoy experiencing different places and cultures. I taught English for a semester in Wuhan, China and I also spent several months in Tokyo, Japan working at The American School in Japan. I taught elementary school for two years in the U.S. and also spent time working with children with special needs. I currently stay at home with my son and two daughters. I enjoy learning new things. I am currently working at improving my sewing skills. I also want to improve sight reading piano music. I want to instill in my children a love for music. I like to be involved in the community, and I try to take our children to local events. I want to involve them in extracurricular activities to stay active and learn new skills. I'm always looking for new restaurants to try and I am always up for testing out a new recipe. I have a love for reading and especially historical literature. I am very close to my extended family and we love to get together for beach trips, lake outings and holidays.

Why I am a Mormon

Although I was born a member of this church, I believe everyone must eventually have their own personal conversion story. Mine happened when I was 11 years old. I was in fifth grade, and had up to that point had a relatively normal childhood. One day I was peeking through the glass of our front door, when everything went dark. I soon realized that the vision in my right eye was practically gone. My parents took me to several doctors and I had to undergo many tests. Their concern was that a tumor was causing the vision loss. As I prepared for a scan the following day, my father gave me a priesthood blessing. I went in the next morning to have a CT scan done and then sat in the waiting room to hear the results. Although I had never felt so much fear in all my life, I was soon after filled with an incredible feeling of warmth and peace. I knew without a doubt that God knew me personally and knew what I was going through. I also knew that I would be okay. The doctor came in to give me the good news that I had already known and felt. From that time on I have felt the Spirit in my life guiding me and giving me strength and peace when I've needed it most. I know that God has a plan for each of His children and that we are all precious in His sight. I know that Joseph Smith is a true prophet who restored the gospel of Jesus Christ to the earth. I know that families can be sealed together for eternity. I know that the Book of Mormon is another testament of Jesus Christ and that through reading it you can feel the Spirit of the Lord. I also know that Thomas S. Monson is a living prophet who speaks as the mouth piece of the Lord. I feel so blessed to have the gospel in my life and I know that true happiness comes through obedience to His commandments.

How I live my faith

I have been given many opportunities to work and serve with the youth in my church. I have worked with youth ranging from teens all the way down to toddlers. I see great promise in the youth of today. There are great leaders and youth with great hearts who will do much good of their own accord. I have had the privilege in the last several years to build homes for families in need down in Mexico. The youth that have come down to help have shown their willingness to serve and stretch themselves in order to help someone in need. I love the opportunity I have each month to visit different women at church. I enjoy the chance it gives me to meet women from all walks of life with different talents and skills. No matter who you are and where you're at in life, the gospel is a great blessing. I have been privileged to participate in a run for a friend who shared with me a firm belief in this gospel. While her life was cut short, her spirit lives on in the people she touched and the way that she lived. She was an example to me of a true follower of Christ. She loved and accepted all people and knew how to bring the best out in others. I pray that I may have the same faith and courage